Thursday, March 28, 2013

3-D Color Theory Fish--Rainbow Fish Inspired

One of my favorite stories to share with the students in the beginning of the year is Rainbow Fish! Inspired by this story, students create a fish focusing on color theory. They chose a color set and used pattern, line, and symmetry to create these 3-D swimming in the air works of art. Each fish has a rainbow scale to connect to the story and represent the importance of sharing.
Vocabulary: Sharing, Color Theory, 3-D, Symmetry, Pattern

6th Grade Name Art

6th Grade students explored the elements and principles of art through the creation of some name art. Students used their names as inspiration for this drawing piece. They focused on incorporating the elements and principles of art in their pieces with not forgetting to have some fun and add personality to them!
Vocabulary: Elements and Principles of Art, Craftsmanship, Composition

Abstract Art! Layers and Layers Galore!

1st grade students created these non-objective abstract art pieces using line and shape. Students listend to music and created these pieces through the mood they felt from a variety of musical pieces. We looked at the work of Kandinsky. Students explored a variety of techniques such as painting, printmaking, wax resist, and layering.
Vocabulary: Printmaking, layering, wax resist, shape, line, abstract art

2nd Grade Origami Houses

2nd Grade students were introduced to middle ground, foreground, and background within a landscape setting. Students were also introduced to the art form of Origami. Together we discussed and challenged ourselves in small group activites to create different pieces of origami and then created a house piece within a landscape drawing. Students use mixed media to create these works of art.

Vocabulary: Foreground, Middle Ground, Background, Origami

Art Teachers in the World of Technology

Curretly I am working on my masters project focused on the following" What are the benefits of technology integration within the arts?"  This question arose from the challenges and excitement I have had about teaching an arts and tech class the past two years. I am trying to gain more knowledge and grasp more ideas that are available for my students.

Art Educators out there, I was wondering if any of you had advice, tips, tricks, or if you are Guru's in the tech world!?

There are alot of WEB 2.0 tools I use with my students that make it fun. If you have not discovered SUMOPAINT yet, check it out! I have been using it for two years now, and its amazing!

Yesterday, I finally activated my ArtSonia Account to get a jumpstart on that up and running. I got permission and created the account in 2011 but had not found the time to use it. After researching more of the site this past week, I am very excited to use the digital portfolio world with my students. How is ArtSonia working for all you wonderful art educators out there?

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Peter Max

Peter Max (October 19, 1937) is a German-born American illustrator and graphic artist, known for the use of psychedelic shapes and color palettes as well as spectra in his work. Following his success with a line of art clocks for General Electric, Max's art was licensed by 72 corporations and he had become a household name.
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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Art Ed 2.0

Hello Art World! Sorry it has been a little while since I have last posted. Things have been very hectic at the school front! Curriculum Fair and District Art Show is right around the corner AND I have an Artist in Residency Program to work on. I have recently wanted to connect my blog with my Art Ed 2.0 account.

I just started doing Action Research in my classroom with technology integration into my art room. I was wondering if anyone had advice, tips, tricks, or great resources to share!! 

I hope everyone who made it out to Texas for the National Art Education Convention had a great time, I have heard wonderful things, couldn't make it this year sadly!

Happy Sunday!