Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Muse Exhibition

This was an exhibition I was recently in. It gave me great ideas for upcoming lessons!


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I Am What I Learn

This is a video I filmed and edited of Media Literacy students as part of the "I am What I Learn" campaign with the U.S. Department of Education. They did a fantastic job!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Welcome Mural

The motto for the school where I taught is: "Where Every Child Is A Star." Keeping this in mind, I painted a mural where outlines of students (Keith Haring Style) are filled with stars and reaching for one giant star. I used tempera and metallic paints. I pasted the motto in a collage style on the center star outline.

Monday, June 7, 2010

In the Clouds...

First graders went outside where I read them "Little Cloud" by Eric Carle. We talked about how he painted the clouds, using spiral lines. Students then sketched pictures they saw/imagined when looking at the clouds. In the second part of this lesson, students chose one of their cloud creations to paint with a white and blue metallic tempera paint micture on blue construction paper.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Monochromatic Self Portrats

4th grade students chose one color scheme- red, orange, green, blue, or violet and used various shades and hues of that color palette to create their self-portraits. Students used mirrors to study their faces and hair. They used a variety of media including colored pencils, oil pastels, watercolors, and sharpies. These paintings were displayed as a rainbow. Photos of the students were also displayed.

Science and Art Merge

3rd grade students created their own paint out of natural materials such as berries, coffee, and beet juice. They then studied the paint they made under a microscope and recorded what the saw with small drawings. Lastly, students worked together and enlarged their findings in large abstract drawings showing that when looking under a microscope various shapes and forms emerge.