Sunday, January 24, 2016

Art Class

Hello future readers,

I'm sorry it's been so long since my last entry, but I've been sick. I don't know what it is about the month of January, but I always seem to get sick after the New Year. My mom thinks it's because we're so busy getting ready for the holidays and running around, and sometimes we'll grab a quick bite, and I just don't get all the vitamins I should from a good meal. She may be right about that. Anyway, after catching up on all my school work, I'm back now.

At my school, we have Art class every Tuesday afternoon when Miss LaSalle is on her "prep period". That's when she gets her lessons together and the class gets to do fun stuff. I really love Art class, and Mrs. Taylor is a super teacher. She doesn't believe in making us kids do the same project all together. She picks a theme and then we can pretty much create whatever we want about that theme. Last week, it was Martin Luther King, peace and brotherhood. (Hey what about sisterhood?) *giggle*

The only rules in Art class are to be creative, have fun, don't fight over the art supplies and clean up our own mess. So after Mrs. Taylor announced the theme, we all got to work.. Danny, Kyle and Shante' were making cool posters.

Kyle drew Martin Luther King, Jr. and "I Have A Dream" in a comic talk bubble. Danny made a peace sign and wrote "Give Peace a Chance" on it. And Shante' drew a globe and wrote "Love goes around in a circle", like the song from "Free To Be, You and Me." (that's a TV special that was on last year). I thought their posters were really far out. Bridget was making a necklace some beads and a cord. And Susan wanted to make a peace sign, too, but she used glue and black beans.

Robyn was getting the brown paint to put the words "Black is Beautiful" on her poster.  And Stephanie went to the supply cabinet for the pastels to make a pretty rainbow, because people come in a rainbow of colors. (well sorta..)

It was my turn at the potter's wheel. It's just like the one who had at camp. I'm making a dish for my mom to put her spare change in. At the bottom of it I'm gonna paint "We can make a change in the world today".

April wasn't quite what she wanted to do, so she's getting some ideas from Mrs. Taylor.

Art class is really a groove. It's great that school isn't all work, and we get a chance to do fun things like make posters and pottery. I wonder if schools still have Art class in the future? My mom says Art is very important and the world would be a boring, sad place without it. I'm just glad I don't live in a sad, boring world.

Until next time, future readers,
Your friend,
Julie Newman


  1. Art class was always one of my favorite subjects in school, we did so many fun things. I even took it in high school when I didn't have to anymore, I liked it that much. You'll be happy to know they still have art class in the future!

  2. I loved art class. We used to take two weeks to learn about an artist. The first week we would have a history lesson, then the next week we would do art like the artist's. We only met once a week, so I had a lot of fun planning my project throughout the week.

    So sorry you got sick. I always get sick during breaks. Glad to hear you are feeling better.

    What's your favorite piece of art you have ever created in art class? Mine was a drawing of a beach.


    1. I don't know if I have a favorite art project I've done. I guess if I had to pick, it would be the stuff I do for my mom, because she always loves it. The change dish, a potholder, a popsicle stick jewelry box...stuff like that.

    2. I like making things for others, too. My sister love when I make them new clothes.

      Do you sew or crochet? I do both, and I really enjoy them.


    3. *From Julie's doll mom:*

      Remember, if you have lots of questions for Julie, write her a letter (e-mail). Click on "My Mom's Page" for the link. Thanks Melodie.

  3. Aww, I'm sorry to hear that you were sick, Julie. :( I was wondering where you were. Glad to hear that you're feeling better now, though!
    Your dish sounds so cool. That's sweet of you to give it to your mom. Will you paint it when it's done?
    Your mom is right, the world would be a very sad place without art. It's one of my favorite things in the world.
    P.S. Tell Bridget I love her vest!
    P.P.S. Nowadays, people love art so much that adults are coloring in coloring books made just for them! Haha, imagine that!

  4. Yes, I painted the change dish. It's red and the writing inside is blue. Grown-ups have coloring books in the future? Weird!

  5. big event: inviting *all* of your friends (at a big broadcast room with a tv) for the showing of be my valentine (no, not anti crisis girl), charlie brown followed by a *new* special (ABC is reviving it this year), snoopy and his candle. it has no dialogue, the music has lullabies (huh?).
    speaking of which, the tees on you and *all* of your friends have snoopy holding a candle on it.

  6. Hi Julie,
    Since you like art so much you will be happy to know that when you graduate from high school you can go off to art school and actually earn a degree in art and earn a living in the art field.
    Your future friend,

    1. Really? I had to ask my mom what a degree is. Even though I really like doing art and drawing and stuff, I'm not sure if that's what I wanna be when I grow up. There are so many things I wanna be like a mommy, or maybe a model like my friend Crissy, or maybe and actor and a singer like David Cassidy. But heck, I'm only 9...I've got lotsa time to figure it out!