Last month, Jacksonville hosted its' first inaugural Maker's Faire at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH) https://themosh.org/ and our JWJ artists straight up rocked the event all day long!
If you've never been to a Maker Faire, you are messin' up and missin' out! These events are so inspiring and fun and there is always something curious for everyone's unique interests. Since we are predominantly artists in our squad, we chose to run a couple booths where folks could come and learn how to create their own mosaic medallions to take home. The Maker's Faire isn't just about art though ... It's a massive gathering and sharing of engineers, scientists, craftsman, inventors, biologists, technicians, tinkerers, culinary creators, and marvelous MAKERS of all different kinds!
She is a perfect fit, y'all, and we are all head over heels in the art rooms! So, please welcome her!!!
Mrs. Canoura ran both booths with us all day long and even helped me cart all the supplies home :) All the fingers crossed that you will be seeing much more of her by my side for years to come! :) :) :)
The JWJ artists demonstrated radial symmetry, gave safety instructions on how to properly handle tile cutters and other nipping tools, and assisted their students through the mosaic making process.
Meanwhile, back in the classroom it's been a little quieter and cleaner as we are buckling down and studying super hard for our upcoming EOC's (end of course state exams). These tests are no joke folks, so every day is a review of the elements of art, the principles of design, art vocabulary, proper techniques, historical connections, sheeeeesh, you name it. We are about to cover the DAIJ (Describe, Analyze, Interpret, Judge) process of critiquing artworks as well as exploring various careers in the arts.
The visual arts testing date is Monday, April 1st. So .... T minus 3 weeks, YIKES!
Well, there's your update of the month, folks, hope you enjoyed peeking in on our Maker's Faire experience. Next up, you can catch these incredible artists on April 20th for the Earth Day Festival at Jarboe Park in Neptune Beach, woohoooo!
Most importantly for now though, y'all get creative and ENJOY YOUR SPRING BREAK!!!