iPads in the Artroom

So You Missed Open House?

So You Missed Open House?

I hope you had a chance to go swimming or sit in an air conditioned movie theater or something. Chances are though, you had a full day and another commitment and I completely understand. Aside from a handshake and some friendly words, I can share everything with you in this post. Here is what you […]

Rotoscoping? Wait. What?

Rotoscoping? Wait. What?

Rotoscoping is an animation technique in which animators trace over footage, frame by frame, for use in live-action and animated films. Originally, recorded live-action film images were projected onto a frosted glass panel and re-drawn by an animator. This projection equipment is called a rotoscope. Although this device was eventually replaced by computers, the process […]

Now You As The Viewer, Imagine What Happens Next*

Now You As The Viewer, Imagine What Happens Next*

*The title of this post is pulled from Ryan’s artist statement, which is near the bottom of the page. The truth is, I’ve been so busy this winter that I haven’t had time to write many posts and to showcase the work we are doing in class. It’s all good, as they say, with the […]

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 […]

On Being Named MA Art Educator Of The Year

On Being Named MA Art Educator Of The Year

Two weekends ago I received the Massachusetts Art Education Association 2015 Art Educator of the Year award. I found out about the award earlier in the school year and was congratulated and celebrated in the local media at that time. I took it all in stride then and November 8th seemed so far away. As […]

Video, Apps & Important Note

Video, Apps & Important Note

Open house was held at Miscoe Hill for grades 5 & 6 tonight. It was a sincere pleasure to meet so many new parents/guardians and to see once again parents/guardians of my sixth grade students. For those of you who couldn’t attend, here is what you missed: Yes, there was a hand-out. Lucky for you, it […]

3D Printing – Design to Build! Thank you, Autodesk!

3D Printing – Design to Build! Thank you, Autodesk!

Forget everything I said 2 posts ago about Blender. We are rocking and rolling with the 123D Design app on the iPad. Honestly, we were discouraged to think that we would have to return to our PCs and laptops to create printable designs. So, we worked a little harder and looked a little deeper for […]