• Steamship Authority Art contest

    Posted by Lisa Magnarelli on 9/18/2020 3:00:00 PM

    Hey there folks,


    Here is the flyer with all the details about the Steamship Authority's Art contest.

    Remember...your art work is due to them by September 30th. 

    The theme is "Sail into Imagination...."

    Good Luck and have fun!!!!





    Steamship Authority contest information

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  • 2020 Kid's Day-Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby

    Posted by Lisa Magnarelli on 5/29/2020 1:00:00 PM

    Hello EVERYONE,


    This week on the EVERYONE page you will be creating a tee shirt design for the....


    2020 Kids Day

    Martha's Vineyard striped Bass and Bluefish Derby


    I love this contest, I love the derby. And if you win you get $20 and your design goes on the kids day derby tee shirt!!


    derby front


    ***There are a few rules for this contest and you have to follow them if you want your design to be considered for the tee shirt so let's go over them...


    1) You MUST use a 9"x12" piece of paper. Regular printer paper is perfect!

    2) You can only use three colors but you can also use black to outline your art or letters

    3) You MUST have all of these words in your design."2020 Kids Day" and "Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby"

    4) On the back of your paper, you must write your first and last name, your school, your grade, and a phone number (because if you win, the derby would like to call you and tell you!)

    5) Return all artwork to the school, please place your work in the green bin in front of the school. (if it's rainy, please put your work in a plastic bag)

    6) The last day to bring this artwork to school is June 22nd. You can bring your art to school earlier  if you are finished.


    Below are the official contest rules...check them out.

    derby rules


    Here are some past winners....


    Notice the black lines around the letters to help them pop out..



    Notice "Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby" and "Kid's Day 2014" are embeded in the design.

    ** But you would write 2020***


    O.K., get going and make a really cool t-shirt design for the kid's day derby!!

    I can't wait to see them!!!


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  • Gratitude Flags

    Posted by Lisa Magnarelli on 4/21/2020 6:00:00 AM


    gratitude. (ˈɡrætɪˌtjuːd) n. a feeling of thankfulness or appreciation 


     Hello all,


    This week on the *EVERYONE* page, I am asking the entire school community to make a gratitude flag to hang in front of the school.


    grat flag


    A gratitude flag is simply a piece of fabric that you write a gratitude on. Think of something you are authentically, really, thankful or grateful for and write your thought on the piece of fabric. Come to school and hang your flag on the clothesline in the front of the school.


    *The fabric can be an old cut up tee shirt or an old sheet. The size should be about 12 inches by 12 inches. 

    *To write on the fabric you will need something permanent like a sharpie of acrylic paint.

    *To hang your flag you will need some clothespins, or paper clips, or baby pins...

    * The gratitude is up to you.


    Have fun and watch the gratitudes grow in front of the school!


    *Please be sure to social distance if others are there as well.  



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  • Recreating artwork at home

    Posted by Lisa Magnarelli on 4/6/2020 5:00:00 AM

    Good day y'all,

    This week on the *EVERYBODY* page you will be recreating artwork from museums in your very own home with materials you have all around you.the girls with the pearl earing van gogh horse vacuum


    There is no limit to this project, be creative, have fun, use anything. There is no wrong way to do this!!

    So let's get started...

    First-choose on image ....Go to a museums websites and look at their collections, choose a piece of art you love and recreate it.

    Or go online are search your favorite artist, choose a image you love and recreate it.

    Perhaps your family has some art books you can look through, that's another way to find an image.


     Here are some art museum websites to get you started: MFA BostonMOMA NYThe Met NYThe Whitney


     and here are some websites with more examples of this project: examplesmore great exampleseven more fun examples


    use your pet, use your siblings, use your parents, use food...whatever you need!!

    Have a ball and be creative.....and send me pictures to put up on the website!!!


    See you next week :)

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  • Andy Goldsworthy

    Posted by Lisa Magnarelli on 3/30/2020 1:00:00 PM

    Today on the *EVERYONE* page we will be learning about and making art similar to one of my favorite British artist, Andy Goldsworthy (b. 1965 )

    .Andy Goldsworthy

    "Andy Goldsworthy is a key artists in the “Land Art” movement – creating temporary art by working with nature. Many of his creations are made solely by using his bare hands, teeth and any “natural” tools that he happens to find. His art is often temporary, so photography plays a key role in his artwork – capturing the art, before it decays, falls apart or floats away."-Red Ted Art 

    made from leaves

    Made with leaves.



    rain drawing

    Made from rain falling on Andy and not the ground.



    yellow and purple flowers

    Made from yellow flowers laid in a line on top of a field of purple flowers.


    shades of grey rocks

    Made from a gradation of rocks.


    Here is a great documentary about Andy on Amazon.com. Check it out. 

    **for adults with littles, there is the birth of a baby sheep with the "help" of a farmer. My kids thought it was "gross",

    So just a heads up when you see the sheep farmer with the staff, you may want to fast forward.



    Now, get out in nature and make some amazing art, document it with a photo and send the photo to me (lmagnarelli@mvyps.org) so I can post it here. 


    Also, keep an eye on the art work you made, see what happens over time to what you have created.


    Have fun!!!

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