7th and 8th grade students GAP'ed (sort work into good, average, and poor piles) from their portfolio's today and put out their clay projects for display in the Media Center. Keep your eyes peeled for them to be posted on Artsonia within the next week! Students will be selecting work for display be the end of November for the upcoming Van Singel Fine Arts Center 1-12 show.
Since the edublog awards are looking for nominations, I thought I would post some of my favorites here to help recognize the teachers and bloggers that help me get ideas to improve what I do in my classroom. I would like to nominate the following blogs and resources for the following awards:
Best Group Blog - http://theteachingpalette.com/
Best New Blog - http://drydenart.weebly.com/
Best Class Blog - http://apexhsart.blogspot.com/
Best Ed tech/ resource sharing blog - http://artjunction.org/blog/
Most influential blog post - http://stumpteacher.blogspot.com/2011_01_30_archive.html
Best Teacher Blog - http://www.schoolartsroom.com/
Best free web tool - www.artsonia.com
Best Educational Wiki - http://cooltoolsforschools.wikispaces.com/
Best educational use of a social network - www.arted20.ning.com
Some 7th grade students finished their halls today and uploaded them to Moodle. All 7th grade students will be done tomorrow with this project and their work will be published on Artsonia soon after.
7th and 8th grade students created over 90 works surrounding the topic of Winter or Holiday images to then donate to Railside Assisted Living Center.
The images range in media and technique and they are now viewable on our online gallery.
Even though students will not be taking this works home to share with their families, they can share them digitally and through the purchase of cards, ornaments, coffee mugs, and more in the Artsonia Gift Shop!
Remember that all items purchased help benefit our program to purchase additional equipment and supplies.
For the past two days, I have had the pleasure to attend the Annual Michigan Art Education Conference. I have learned so many things about artists, materials, and teaching methods from my peers, that I cannot wait until I return to school to share it with my students!
In addition to seeing many great presentations (and also presenting), I was awarded the MAEA Professional Development Award (the first person to ever win this award)!
I can't wait to do this again next year in TC...
8th grade students took a break from the regular school day to apply their knowledge to the world around them. Here is a video I put together using images and movies from the day.
BCWMS students took to the halls today to work their perspective magic by capturing the architecture of the building with the use of a few simple lines. We will be working in the hall for the next week, capturing the various parts of the hallway on paper.
BCWMS students are almost done with their planning and ready to head to the halls.
We continued to work on the basics of perspective today, using a generic/simplified view of the hall by Ms. Sommavilla's room. This is practice before the students choose their own view and really capture all of the details that make our hallways unique and different than anywhere else.
Did you know there are more than two kind of bricks that are even used in this building (even more than three kinds)?!?
Students will learn all kinds of things about the way our school has been built by observing the details and using perspective principles to capture it on paper.
Students are starting 1 and 2 point perspective drawings today. They will be heading into the hall as soon as we finish the practice tomorrow. Perspective is the basic understanding and mathematical ability to show that as things get farther away from the viewer, it also gets smaller to the eye.
BCWMS students are gearing up for the Winter Holidays in their latest creations (to be finished up next week).
The works will be on Artsonia for parents and friends to purchase greeting cards, mugs, or ornaments featuring the work.
The work will be donated to Railside Assisted Living Center to decorate the rooms of the residents. This is a tradition we have participated in for the past four years.
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.