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ART Educator
ART Educator

This is my 28th year teaching Art for the Escambia County School District. I love being an Art Teacher and working with the wonderful children at Westgate. As an artist, my medium of interest is wheel thrown pottery and collage. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren.

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CREATIVITY

 

IS

 

CONTAGIOUS,

 

PASS

 

IT

 

ON!

Barbara McGill

Westgate Art Department

You are braver than you believe,

stronger than you seem, and smarter

than you think. 

                     -A.A. Milne / Christopher Robin

 

2022 BRIGHT IMAGES EXHIBIT

This annual exhibit can be seen at the Hall Center. You can view this display Monday through Friday from 8:00 - 4:00. 4:00Congratulations to  this year's Westgate artists!

 

Hugh McClean                            Chase Statum                       

Zachary Pennington                    Dominic  Dichristopher                 

Bethany Feagin-Davis                Jason Darr

Andrew Reddy                             Nahki Stewart

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE PENSACOLA MUSEUM OF ART

Exciting things are happening at the Pensacola Museum of Art. There will be some story time activities for your child to enjoy which includes a story and a take-home art project with each story. Also you can find out about summer art camps. Click on the link below for more information: 

https://pensacolamuseum.org/

 

SHADOW DRAWING

Try some SHADOW DRAWING next time the sun is shining on a beautiful day! You'll need: 

- sheet of plain white paper

- pencil, pen, crayon or marker

- an animal figure from one of your favorite toys

Sit the paper on the table or ground and place your animal at the bottom of the page so that the sun casts a  good shadow behind it.

Trace the shadow with your writing tool and you have a great animal to color or cut out and glue to another paper or collage.

For a little extra twist, use some watercolors to paint a background first and then trace the animals onto that paper for a complete picture.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m__0z5Cj4Sk 

MAKE A SILLY FACE

If you have old magazines, some plain paper or construction paper, glue and a marker around the house, you can make some silly faces. Just look through and cut out several different eyes, noses and mouths and start getting creative. 

-On the paper, draw the outline of a head with ears.

-Arrange your cut outs on the face and glue them down.

-If you have yarn, string or shredded paper, you can even add some crazy hair.

You can make as many as you want to.