Friday, August 23, 2013
I try my best to stay up to date on the best way to stay connected with other art teachers. I follow many teachers on Pinterest and look at lots of the awesome blogs out there. I recently joined the Art Teachers Facebook page which is also a great resource. Yesterday, I stumbled across this site... http://www.thesmartteacher.com/. It is a great way to share resources with other art teachers. I just uploaded the Elements of Art Handout that I use with my 5th grades in their sketchbooks. It is a very easy way to share files. I am hoping to add more files soon. This site is also backed by companies like Dick Blick and Crystal. Very cool!
I realize I might be a bit behind in my discover, but I had to share. I love finding all these great resources as I gear up for a new year :)
Sunday, February 17, 2013
* a quick side note.... This book was $15.99 at Target, but they price match Amazon, so I only paid $10.87 :)
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Below are some pictures I took of some of the bags. They each have a theme and tie in art. According to Mrs. Berry, she funded this through Donors Choose. I am wondering if there are grants out there that would work too.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Above is one of his most recent pieces and my personal favorite!
Last summer at art camp students created junk assemblages. Above is one of Jonathan’s examples. This is when I learned about his love for creating out of junk.
Below is a picture of Jonathan’s studio space in his basement…
Another great thing I love, is Jonathan documents his art on YouTube. Check out/subscribe to his channel….
We did ATC’s in art club this year, check out some of his awesome creations…
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Today I got an iPad and am wondering if any of my fellow art teachers use their iPad for blogging? I just downloaded the app Blogsy and this is my first attempt. I am hoping to use it at school for photographing and then easy blogging. Any advice?
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Next, students practiced a simple still life drawing in their sketchbook. They were told that they would eventually be outlining their drawings with glue and had to avoid tiny details. I gave them this handout for ideas, but told them they could draw their own as well.
Next, students drew their flowers on 12x18 black paper. The vase was to be symmetrical and fill half the paper and then finish with flowers. Once done drawing they outlined everything with glue. Some students used little skewers to add glue to small areas. Next class, when the glue was dry, they added the chalk.
This lesson was adapted from the book Dynamic Art Projects for Children (which is a great book). In the lesson provided they suggest using a brayer with black tempera to roll over the glue. I tried this, but was not thrlieed with the results. I found that it was best to have students use a small paint brush and black tempera and just paint the glue. Added the paint really helped pop the flowers.