Monday, March 31, 2014

Entertained with NAEA Postings!

I hope all of my fellow art teacher friends in the blog and digital world are enjoying themselves at the NAEA Conference!!! I am so into seeing everyone's posts, photos, blog, and facebook sharing you are doing. It looks like you are all having a blast!! I wish I could be there, I could not attend due to my wedding in July--I have ALOT of expenses right now. Thank you for sharing and posting, keep up the great work :)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Celebrating YAM(Youth Art Month!)

This is the first year I did not have to travel from school to school. So after years of teaching I always wanted to do a Spirit Week with the entire school in honor of arts education and to celebrate Youth Art Month! I never had the chance because every day I was at a different school. Too confusing. My favorite month not only because it celebrates youth art and creativity, but it's also the month of my Birthday! WOO HOO! Today was dress as your favorite artist or artwork day! My students came up with some awesome costumes and I loved seeing how creative they were in their clothing selection. I had to do a lot of promotion the past 2 weeks. I go on the morning announcements every morning to do an artist quote, share an art book, or an artist video. I also sent home a newsletter with all students and go in the TV studio having students share some of the art they have made on their own time. It has been tons of fun!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Alma Woodsey Thomas

Thank you to the Facebook group Art Teachers I did this fun lesson with my 1st grade students. It was perfect for Black History Month to honor the work of Alma Woodsey Thomas. Thank you to the art teacher who shared this project on the group. I had fun doing this with my kiddos! We use watercolor paints and tempera paints. 

Alma Woodsey Thomas (September 22, 1891 – February 24, 1978) was an African-American Expressionist painter and art educator. She lived and worked primarily in Washington, D.C.

Dale Chihuly Bowls In the Making!

Usually each year I introduce glass blowing and the work of Dale Chihuly to my 5th grade students and we do a clay lesson based off his seaform bowls and works of art. I have not done the lesson in about 2 years and I thought it was time to bring it out again this year. 5th grade created organic shaped bowls using various tools, created a line pattern on the bottom and then draped them over yogurt bowls to air dry in a form that they shaped. Students will be doing a small color theory lesson to go along with choosing the colors to glaze their final piece. More images when they are done to come!