Thursday, August 27, 2015

Welcome Back

   Studio Art 2

Prepare to be:






      TO STRIVE 




-Your teacher Ms. DeFeo

Friday, March 27, 2015

More Outstanding Student Art gets into MIDDLE SCHOOL EXHIBITION!!!

I am so pleased to announce that 14 out of 25 works of art were chosen for this years Duval County Middle School Art Exhibition!  7 of the pieces were given awards!!
 I could not be a happier Art Lady!

                                                    Aiden Baugh- Work Of Excellence 

                                                                                                                                                        DERENTHAL: Honorable Mention             

Aliya Franqui: Honorable Mention
                                                        Kiera Hatten: Work of Excellence

                                                       Chase Heck: Work of Excellence

                                                Chloe Hollinger: Work of Excellence

                                                    Allana Kellum: Honorable Mention

                                                     Jemaine Mamaba: Honorable Mention

                                              Ashley Pellicer: Work of Superior Excellence

                                                    Grace Pulak: Honorable Mention

                                                   Isabella Sumerski: Work of Excellence

                                                Edwin Valintin-Cruz: Work of Excellence

                                                   Rhea Valladares:Work of Excellence

                                               Michael Worley: Work of Superior Excellence

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Congratulations! The artwork of the following students who entered the Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards we chosen to be in the show AND won awards!!!!!

You should be especially proud as over 1700 highly quality works were entered and less than 400 were selected for awards.
We congratulate all students, teachers, parents and/or guardians, and principals.  Please come to the Awards Assembly where your students and teachers will be recognized.  Please join us in this day of celebration, January 31, 2015. To be certain that you have VIP seating, please RSVP to

Name                       Medium             Title                        Award

Ashley Pellicer        Drawing           "Mugshot"               SILVER KEY

Grace Pulak            Drawing      "The Face of Grace"        SILVER KEY

Chase Heck                Drawing           "Self Portrait"         HONORABLE MENTION

Tamia Raggins       Drawing     "The Doodles Within Me"    HONORABLE MENTION

Cailey Ruffin       Drawing      "Tie Dye Portrait"         HONORABLE MENTION

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Scholastic Art and Writing awards are around the corner- 
Register under Ms. DeFeo 
digital submission photos can be uploaded during class.  

Selfie Portrait Progress

We have been so busy buzzing away at our "Selfie" Portraits I have not had a chance to post! Here is some of the progress...

Rubric posted:



Friday, September 5, 2014

What have we been up to?

The last 2 weeks we have been busy learning new procedures and rules for the Art classroom as well as diving into a few creative challenges.

Day 1: we created 3d name tags so we could all get to know each others names. Check them out!:

Day 2: Students were given a visual poetry project. The idea was to read a poem and try and create a visual in their head from reading the poem, then translate that onto paper! This is definitely a way to use problem solving and figure out how to represent what you are envisioning. (One of the hardest things for an artist to do) I would say the kids did a great job. Here are a few examples:

              Oh Captain! My Captain! Walt Whitman




Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.  




Took my Dog: Emily Dickenson


Welcome back!

Parents: Open House is September the 9th at 5:30 
Hope to see you there!