Eli Pinney Art Department

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The Eli Pinney Art Department promotes critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication, systems thinking and synthesis through visual art processes and production of visual artifacts. Each grade level focuses on a different concept that will provide the lens with which each unit is viewed.The grade level focus (see grade level focus download) represents an alignment with the state of Ohio’s Visual Arts Standards as well as social and behavioral sciences of whole child development. Each focus builds on the previous one and by the end of the fifth grade year, each student will be able to understand the practical application of art education to the everyday world.

The Eli Pinney Art Department empowers the students to find their own voice by choosing materials and processes to meet their learning goals. The art room encourages divergent thinking through the freedom of choice. Beginning with a central theme, each student is then able to find the most appropriate path for them, that will lead to a creative solution to the art making problem.

The purpose of the Eli Pinney Art Department, is to provide a supportive environment and facilitate an understanding of the creative process, visual communication, critical thinking and collaboration. These skills are essential to both academic and career success. This art program focuses on the creative thinking process and will prepare all students to be future-ready.

The Eli Pinney Art Program fosters an enduring understanding of the creative process. Student choice and vision, critical and creative thinking, authentic application and collaboration form the goals that every student must meet before completing their fifth grade year at Eli Pinney Elementary School.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have about the art program here at Pinney.  Thank you for supporting the arts and valuing the artistic process as an integral part of whole child development.  Stop back to see updated photographs and news of what is going on in the Pinney art room.

 

Pinney Art News

A new addition to our school...

A new addition to our school...

This past year, the fourth grade students had the honor of creating alongside local artist Stephanie Rond. Stephanie is an amazing artist and was recently named best local artist of the year in Columbus. Eli Pinney is excited to partner with Ms. Rond for the next eighteen months as we work on the Disruption Project. Read More +
Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Calm minds are creative minds... Read More +
Friendship lessons

Friendship lessons

The first grade students used their imagination to create artwork to teach lessons about friendship. Read More +
Cultures and values

Cultures and values

The second grade students are discovering more about cultures and values. Read More +
Art room redesign project

Art room redesign project

The third grade students have been creating miniature art room models for an art room refresh project here at Pinney. Read More +
Positive Disruptions

Positive Disruptions

The term positive disruptions means a piece of art that disrupts how the viewer thinks, acts, feels and/or behaves. Read More +
Gift for a friend

Gift for a friend

This past year the 5th grade students have been focusing on caring stronger, thinking deeper and working harder. Read More +
A Year of Imagination

A Year of Imagination

Here is a snapshot into a year long project with 1st grade students focusing on the imagination. Read More +
A Year of Discovery

A Year of Discovery

Here is a snapshot of a year long project in 2nd grade. Read More +
A Year of Wondering

A Year of Wondering

A year long focus on wondering in the art room.  Here is a snapshot of the lesson. Read More +
Interest 2 Impact--Creating a Positive Disruption

Interest 2 Impact--Creating a Positive Disruption

A year long fourth grade project combining passions and interests to create a positive change. Read More +
Disruption Through Reflection

Disruption Through Reflection

A year long 5th grade project focusing on the act of reflection, as a way to disrupt how we think, feel, act, behave, think... Read More +
The Experience Project

The Experience Project

Click here to learn more about the latest step in the Experience Project.
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Art News 5th Grade

Art News 5th Grade

Click here to learn more about the project our 5th grade students just finished.
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Art News 4th Grade

Art News 4th Grade

Click here to learn more about the project our 4th grade students just finished.
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Art News 3rd Grade

Art News 3rd Grade

Click here to learn more about the project our 3rd grade students just finished.
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Art News 2nd Grade

Art News 2nd Grade

Click here to learn more about the project our 2nd grade students just finished. Read More +
Art News 1st Grade

Art News 1st Grade

Click here to learn more about the project our 1st grade students just finished. Read More +
The Project

The Project

Click here to learn a little more about the projects and the art department structure. Read More +
Art News 1st Grade

Art News 1st Grade

Click here to learn more about the project our 1st grade students just finished. Read More +
Art News 2nd Grade

Art News 2nd Grade

Click here to learn more about the project our 2nd grade students just finished. Read More +
Art News 3rd Grade

Art News 3rd Grade

Click here to learn more about the project our 3rd grade students just finished. Read More +
Art News 4th Grade

Art News 4th Grade

Click here to learn more about the project our 4th grade students just finished. Read More +
Art News 5th Grade

Art News 5th Grade

Click here to learn more about the project our 5th grade students just finished. Read More +

Emerging Exhibition

emerging is Dublin Arts Council’s popular annual exhibition of artwork created by students who live within Dublin City Schools’ attendance area and students who have participated in our summer ARTcamps. The juried exhibition includes Best of Show and cash awards in four categories from kindergarten through grade 12. The exhibition will be on display in Dublin Arts Council’s (DAC) gallery from Jan. 6 through Feb. 13, 2015.
 
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Cardboard Challenge!

Cardboard Challenge!

Celebrate the Global Day of Play!  Join the community for a creativity cardboard challenge.  Saturday October 10th from 9-12 at Dublin Scioto High School.  Click here to see the flyer! Read More +
Here we go!

Here we go!

Welcome Back! Read More +
Art News

Art News

The Wonder Project Read More +
Art News

Art News

Outdoor Creativity Space Design Project (in collaboration with Roto design firm) Read More +
Art News

Art News

Persuasive Art Read More +
Art News

Art News

Product Design Read More +
Art News

Art News

Imagi-vention! Read More +
Art News

Art News

The Gift of Nothing Read More +
Creativity Rules II

Creativity Rules II

Join us for an exciting follow-up conversation about the role of creativity in education today. The first half

of the evening will be the first creativity talk presented on October 23, 2014. The last half of the evening

will be spent discussing creativity in education today and centered around your interests and what we can

do to promote, develop and grow this creativity spark.

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Roto Visit

Roto Visit

5th grade students are working on a collaborative design project.  The students have been asked to re-think the outdoor play spaces.  A partner in this collaboration is Roto, an internationally recognized design firm based right here in Dublin. Read More +
Columbus Museum of Art

Columbus Museum of Art

Students from one 4th grade class, visited the Columbus Museum of Art this past week.   Read More +
The Dots

The Dots

Stop in the library to see the "Dots" your children made, that turned into a beautiful tree. Read More +
Celebration of The Arts

Celebration of The Arts

Please join us for our annual Celebration of The Arts event.  November 13th from 7-8:15PM in the commons and school gymnasium.  Opera Columbus, will present an improvisational performance where you will be a part of it!

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Creativity Talk

Creativity Talk

Join us for a conversation about the role of creativity in your child’s education. Thursday, October 23rd from 7-8 p.m. in the Pinney Art Room. A new study by IBM revealed that 1500 corporate CEO’s from 60 nations and 33 industries identified creativity as the most important leadership quality for success. Creativity is a skill that can be taught and all children are creative. Learn how to grow and develop creativity in your child. Space is limited, so please RSVP to [email protected] to reserve a space. Read More +
The Dots

The Dots

a collaborative project to begin the year. Read More +
Museum of Pinney Art (MOPA) news...

Museum of Pinney Art (MOPA) news...

Stay tuned for future news and images from the art room.  I will soon be posting about each grade level and what they are working on.  You will also be able to find MOPA attachments that have a write up of each project, learning targets and photos of the art making process. Read More +

Columbus Art Scene

Why Creativity?

Creativity Toys

Creativity Brochure

Creativity Brochure
Here are a few books, articles, websites that address creativity. These are a select few of the many resources out there that address the growing need for creativity in both schools and industry.
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