Archive | November 2015

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Light, Shadow, Self Portraits, and Artsonia

Light, Shadow, Self Portraits, and Artsonia

Throughout the past several classes, both fifth and sixth grade students have been engaged in a unit on Self Portraits. Before commencing instruction, students began with a pre-assessment self portrait using pencil and a mirror. Here are examples of before and after drawings: Instruction began with students using iPads to sketch along with some “How to Draw” videos […]

The Strandbeests, STEAM, and the PEM

The Strandbeests, STEAM, and the PEM

The half day before Thanksgiving provides a welcome chance to take a break from projects underway to see and learn something new. This year we’re watching videos of The Strandbeests, creations of Dutch artist Theo Jansen. Jansen’s Strandbeests are giant kinetic works of art, science, technology, math, and engineering. Or to rearrange those words, Science, […]

What Is Your Least Favorite Color? Sharing On Padlet

What Is Your Least Favorite Color? Sharing On Padlet

Everyone always wants to know, “What is your favorite color?” How many times have you been asked, “What is your least favorite color?” Let’s face it, certain colors annoy us and it’s about time we had a chance to vent. During two subsequent Creativity Sparks (bell ringers) recently, students were asked name a color they […]

First Artsonia Uploads Of The School Year

First Artsonia Uploads Of The School Year

It is always a milestone in the art room when the students add art to their Artsonia gallery for the first time in a new grade. Last week all of my students uploaded cropped images of the design from the cover of their portfolios that they had completed within the first weeks of school. As […]

Monday Conference Hours

Monday Conference Hours

Conferences are being held on Monday, November 9. I will be available in the 5/6 Art Room from 12:30 – 2:30. Please email me if you would like to schedule a conference. I’m looking forward to seeing you!