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Summer Learning 8: Clay Is Fun/Clay Is Hard

Summer Learning 8: Clay Is Fun/Clay Is Hard

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Thomas A. Edison I spent most of my summer getting dirty and looking like this: And it was glorious! I would spend the early morning hours getting stuff done around the house, writing, or […]

Celebrating Art at the MAEA Youth Art Month Exhibit in Boston

Celebrating Art at the MAEA Youth Art Month Exhibit in Boston

The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity.  Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds. – Elliot Eisner Once again I am happy to showcase six middle […]

Getting It Done

Getting It Done

Mid-way through the third week-ish of school, so nine days in, we are settling in and already having meaningful experiences. Thanks to first day roll-outs of iPads, we were able to get right to work (thank you Mr. Quinn and tech crew). I have been introducing the tech components of our routines through authentic processes […]

Once Upon A Time Twelve – That Time We Fit The World In The Gym

Once Upon A Time Twelve – That Time We Fit The World In The Gym

This is a post about that time we fit the whole world in the gym with the Global Village project undertaken at Miscoe Hill School in the spring of 2007. This is the twelfth in a series of Legacy Posts about projects that happened early on in my art classroom. Recently I was able to tap into some archived […]

Clay Projects Going Home Today & Tomorrow

Clay Projects Going Home Today & Tomorrow

Just a heads up that student clay pieces are being sent home today and tomorrow. Why a heads up? They are super fragile and have a long journey home! The clay pieces have been wrapped in newsprint and exit the art room door that way. I can’t vouch for their safety beyond that moment (sorry). […]

More Art, Please…

More Art, Please…

Don’t let the art making stop just because the school day is over! I’m offering two extra-curricular art programs this fall as follows: Clay class on Tuesdays – Flat Clay! What Did You Say? Is offered through the Miscoe Hill Enrichment program. Registration forms are due Friday, September 18. You can download the brochure here: Enrichment […]

Welcome to 5/6 Miscoe Art

Welcome to 5/6 Miscoe Art

Hello 5/6 Miscoe Art families and welcome back to school! It looks like this will be our second week of bringing summer into the classroom with us…hot, hot, hot! To welcome students last week I showed a Prezi presentation while a student took on the role of narrator. It is a fun presentation made up of various Mona […]

Spring Enrichment Art Offerings

Spring Enrichment Art Offerings

 It is not too late to sign up for the following Enrichment classes: Art Club: Clay, Paint, Collage, Chalk, Outdoor Art Wednesdays After School 2:45 – 3:45 Clay Wind Chimes, Sundials, & Spring, Spring, Spring! Wind Chimes, Sundials, Bird Feeders, Mobiles Tuesdays After School 2:45 – 3:45

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!

Between glazing ceramic projects and the deployment of iPads to the fifth graders, the excitement is palpable here in the art room, and that’s just me! Multiply that by 250 students to get the total picture. Clay projects that were hand-built and fired before the holiday break are being glazed and will be fired again […]

Special Visitor This Week

Special Visitor This Week

We were lucky to have a special visitor this week. Jacob Ginga, a pre-service Art Education major at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, joined us on both Tuesday and Wednesday to observe our middle school art room in action. Mr. Jake was lucky enough to be in our classroom during clay week, which is a lot like […]

Enrichment Offerings – Session Two

Enrichment Offerings – Session Two

Registration is open for Session Two of the Enrichment Program. Classes start the week of December 1 and meet for 7 weeks. This is a great chance to exercise creativity on a cold afternoon! These are my offerings: Tuesdays from 2:45 – 3:45: Bowl Me Over With Clay Ice cream bowls, cereal bowls, berry bowls, […]

Awesome Autumn Enrichment Offerings In Art!

Awesome Autumn Enrichment Offerings In Art!

It is not too late to sign up for Enrichment classes at Miscoe Hill. I’m pretty excited to be offering two classes: Flat Clay! What Did You Say? will run on Tuesdays. Could you use an extra hand or do you just like to work with clay? If so, this clay class is for you. […]

They’re Fired!

They’re Fired!

All of the Clay Every Day clay work has been fired! Please plan to pick up your clay work on Thursday 8/21 or Friday 8/22 between 8:00 and 4:00. Here are some shots of the beautiful work:

Clay Every Day (for a week anyway)…

Clay Every Day (for a week anyway)…

Here I sit on a Friday afternoon with my feet up and my heart happy. I’m looking over the photos I barely had time to take during the Clay Every Day workshop that ran from 9-12 Monday through Friday this week. We had a lot of fun yet worked very hard. For the first 2 1/2 days we focused […]

Clay Every Day is FULL

I’m happy to report that for the second year in a row, the Clay Every Day summer workshop enrollment has reached capacity and we have to close registration at this time. Thank you, everyone, for your interest. I’m looking forward to greeting all of the clay artists in the Miscoe lobby on July 7!  

Clay Every Day Summer Workshop

Clay Every Day Summer Workshop

Just a few openings remain for my Clay Every Day Summer Workshop. Enrollment is first come/first served and we are nearly full. Get your registrations in today!    

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Summer

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Summer

We Give Thanks…

We Give Thanks…

“Give Thanks”, say all these fabulous cards from the sweet girls in Brownie troop 11592 who visited the art room recently to learn about Pottery and earn their pottery badge. I love all the notes and the special messages placed upon them. This is the season of Thanksgiving and today I am thankful for all […]

New After-School Enrichment Offerings

New After-School Enrichment Offerings

I’m happy to roll out the Enrichment classes I’ll be offering after school for session 2. The first is Cool Coil Clay, which be held on Tuesdays: Cool Coil Clay – Cool coil clay artists will use clay noodles or snakes to create many functional items such as mugs, bowls, and sculpture. Learn this creative […]

Art After School – Join Enrichment NOW!

Art After School – Join Enrichment NOW!

Join me after school for two great Enrichment classes this Fall! Art Club: Calling all art lovers! This club is open to all students who love art. Most activities will evolve based on the interests of club members. Possibilities include rainbow loom bracelets, clay, murals, origami, Manga, mosaics, outdoor art, marbling, and large art projects […]