In Tuffree Middle School’s visual arts classes, seventh and eighth graders are busy rotating through six stations. The eighth grade stations include dragon pencil drawing, an art master research essay, campus beautification banners, cardstock bowls, metal mask stands and an extra-large painting for the Performing Arts Center (PAC). In addition to these projects, seventh graders are creating optical illusions, and a pencil drawing of a kitten’s face.
Also, a new art club, “Art Attack,” has been added, and is held every Tuesday after school. Open to all Tuffree students, this fun afterschool club is well attended, and provides a multitude of art projects that students can complete and take home to enjoy.
In an effort to share the creativity and talent of these students with the community, Tuffree art teacher Mrs. Halliday has partnered with SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union in Placentia. They have graciously designed a gallery area for student artwork in their recent renovation. Each month, new artwork from PYLUSD schools will be on display. This month features abstract chalk pastels by Tuffree eighth graders using inspiration from artist Alexandra Nechita.
Finally, a brand new TV studio is being constructed for Tuffree’s digital arts program, “Falcon Films.” It is anticipated to be completed by March 2017. The goal is to have daily, live video announcements each morning. Stay tuned!