“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” Maya Angelou As I closed up my virtual classroom for the winter break on December 23, I posted the retooled image above. Eleven days […]
“3D Printing: It can change the whole paradigm of how our children will see innovation and manufacturing in America” – Bre Pettis, MakerBot CEO We’ve had our MakerBot Replicator II for five years now. We received it for free thanks to a grant from MakerBot and DonorsChoose. Since then, we’ve acquired two more – a […]
As we finish up our second week of school, I’m happy to say we are all settling in to the 2017/2018 school year. My students are always curious about the collection of Mona Lisa copies and parodies on the wall by my desk. I’m told there are 48 of them at this time. I like […]
Welcome to term three in the art room. All my new classes have watched a welcome Prezi presentation which you can find here. As you can see, I may have a slight obsession with the Mona Lisa and Mona Lisa parodies. The presentation contains many of them and you can read more about my collection and […]
Welcome to my website. As you’ll read on the other pages, it is named after a wall of Mona Lisa replicas executed in a variety of mediums. I am slightly obsessed with Mona Lisa, especially Mona Lisa parodies. Thanks to a curious student last year, I now know there are forty-two versions of Mona Lisa on the wall. While […]
Look who is driving the bus and wishing everyone a fantastic first day of the 2016/2017 school year! Buckle up!
I know you’ve been dying to see this, that you’re anxiously awaiting the results of the “Which Painting?” poll. Well, at least the 39 of you who participated in the away message poll I left on my automatic email reply each time I was out of school this year. The automatic reply would indicate the […]
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 […]
I’m happy to see the hot, humid weather has broken and the forecast calls for a much cooler week ahead. No need for ice buckets this week! We are, however, introducing sketchbooks and starting first sketchbook projects in 5/6 Art at Miscoe! Please make sure to bring your sketchbook to class every day!
School is open and your kids want you to see where they’ll be creating all of their magical artwork this year! Please stop by room #317 to say, “hi” and enjoy a video of the cool things we do in art class. Looking forward to it!
You would think that with the first week of classes being just two days long, I wouldn’t have much to write about. We’ll see about that! I am happy to have seen all of my classes once each during these two days. The focus has been on “getting to know you”, especially with my fifth […]
Welcome back to school! I hope your year gets off to a great start!
And some of us thought Mona Lisa was the only woman in art…here’s an oldie but goodie by Philip Scott Johnson:
Day two is already over so we must really be back at school! It is great to see the kids again and to meet all the new fifth graders. So far everything has been running smoothly and going according to plan. The heat and humidity have been a challenge. Hopefully we’ll all enjoy continued summer […]
I can’t believe it…this year went by quickly. I still have some lessons to share, the Every Day Drawing Challenge to post, and some reflecting to do, but I know those pieces will all benefit from a little separation from school and a chance to rewind…so stay tuned! Until then…enjoy your vacation!
Today our fifth grade art students are painting self portraits using the iPad camera and Sketchbook Express. They are learning about layers, color sampling, and opacity…and doing a GREAT job!
The last order of business for me today was to select and prepare 5 pieces of student artwork for the Youth Art Month at the Worcester Art Museum (YAM at WAM) art exhibit, which opens on March 1, 2013. As you can see, I’m ready! We will announce the names right after the break – […]