Collaborative Art

Cardboard Creature Project – Phase Two – Stop Motion/Green Screen

Cardboard Creature Project – Phase Two – Stop Motion/Green Screen

“My filmmaking really began with technology. It began through technology, not through telling stories, because my 8mm movie camera was the way into whatever I decided to do.” – Steven Spielberg Starting with a quote by Steven Spielberg may seem like a lofty way to begin a post about video making by upper elementary students. To […]

Cardboard Creature Project – Phase One – Build

Cardboard Creature Project – Phase One – Build

“The most sophisticated people I know – inside they are all children.” – Jim Henson The photo above is of me and a whole bunch of cardboard on October 8, 2019 as I waited to introduce our Cardboard Creature project to an incoming class. It was all down hill from there! Here’s how we did […]

Miscoe Hill 5/6 Artwork at Youth Art Month in Boston

Miscoe Hill 5/6 Artwork at Youth Art Month in Boston

“I really believe that if you practice enough you could paint the ‘Mona Lisa’ with a two-inch brush.” – Bob Ross Speaking of Mona Lisa, an art masterpiece, I am happy to announce the 2019 Youth Art Month artists and masterpieces by my students at Miscoe Hill School! The 2019 Youth Art Month exhibit, sponsored by […]

RESPECT: One Rule Fits All

RESPECT: One Rule Fits All

Respect is what I want from you Respect is what I need Respect is what I want Respect is what I need – Otis Redding Last week I was cleaning out the art department storage area at school and came upon the pieces from a collaborative art project from long ago – probably during the 2006/2007 […]

Art Show at the Miscoe Hill EXPO

Art Show at the Miscoe Hill EXPO

“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents” – Bob Ross It is Friday morning after our annual art show, which was held on Tuesday evening. I hadn’t posted about it until today because I feel like I’m still living it with clay work distribution continuing and the classroom not quite back to normal yet. This […]

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 […]

Family Game Night at M.E.S.S.

Family Game Night at M.E.S.S.

As part of the Art Show at Miscoe Electives Student Showcase (M.E.S.S), sixth grade artist/game makers will have their handmade board games set up for play with the 3D printed game pieces they designed. Join us for Family Game Night at the Art Show at M.E.S.S.!

Once Upon A Time Thirteen – Pinwheels For Peace

Once Upon A Time Thirteen – Pinwheels For Peace

This is a post about the Pinwheels for Peace project undertaken at Miscoe Hill School in September, 2005. This is the thirteenth 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 photos that I thought had long ago disappeared. I’ve decided to write […]

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 […]

Once Upon A Time Eleven – The Courtyard Project

Once Upon A Time Eleven – The Courtyard Project

This is a post about the courtyard project undertaken at Miscoe Hill School in the spring and summer of 2007. This is the eleventh 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 photos that I thought had long ago disappeared. I’ve […]

Once Upon A Time Ten – The Tom Lewis Mural

Once Upon A Time Ten – The Tom Lewis Mural

This is the final post about the former murals at Miscoe Hill School. I’ve been putting off writing about this one because of the personal ties I have to it and the sense of loss I continue to feel when I walk by the spot where it was once installed. This is the tenth in a […]

Once Upon A Time Nine – Art Club Murals 3

Once Upon A Time Nine – Art Club Murals 3

This is the ninth 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 photos that I thought had long ago disappeared. I’ve decided to write some blog posts incorporating these photos to share the memories and/or inspire others to try these projects. […]

Once Upon A Time Eight – Art Club Murals 2

Once Upon A Time Eight – Art Club Murals 2

This is the eighth 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 photos that I thought had long ago disappeared. I’ve decided to write some blog posts incorporating these photos to share the memories and/or inspire others to try these projects. […]

Once Upon A Time Seven –  Art Club Murals 1

Once Upon A Time Seven – Art Club Murals 1

This is the seventh 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 photos that I thought had long ago disappeared. I’ve decided to write some blog posts incorporating these photos to share the memories and/or inspire others to try these […]

Once Upon A Time Six – Welcome to Miscoe Rainbow Mural

Once Upon A Time Six – Welcome to Miscoe Rainbow Mural

This is the sixth 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 photos that I thought had long ago disappeared. I’ve decided to write some blog posts incorporating these photos to share the memories and/or inspire others to try these […]

Once Upon A Time Five – The Rainforest Mural

Once Upon A Time Five – The Rainforest Mural

This is the fifth 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 photos that I thought had long ago disappeared. I’ve decided to write some blog posts incorporating these photos to share the memories and/or inspire others to try these […]

Once Upon A Time Four – Little Learners Under-The-Sea Mural

Once Upon A Time Four – Little Learners Under-The-Sea Mural

This is the fourth 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 photos that I thought had long ago disappeared. I’ve decided to write some blog posts incorporating these photos to share the memories and/or inspire others to try these projects. […]

Once Upon A Time Three – Ceiling Tile Murals

Once Upon A Time Three – Ceiling Tile Murals

This is the third 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 photos that I thought had long ago disappeared. I’ve decided to write some blog posts incorporating these photos to share the memories and/or inspire others to try these […]

Once Upon A Time Two: Miscoe Hill’s Robert Indiana Murals

Once Upon A Time Two: Miscoe Hill’s Robert Indiana Murals

This is the second 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 photos that I thought had long ago disappeared. I’ve decided to write some blog posts incorporating these photos to share the memories and/or inspire others to try […]

Once Upon A Time One: Miscoe Character Ed Murals

Once Upon A Time One: Miscoe Character Ed Murals

Recently I was able to tap into some archived photos that I thought had long ago disappeared. I’ve decided to write some blog posts incorporating these photos to share the memories and/or inspire others to try these projects. Some are very dear to me because I took risks with my students and the end result […]