MURSD Visual Art

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 […]

Couldn’t Make Open House?

Couldn’t make it Open House tonight? No worries at all! This is a super busy time of year and one can’t do everything! It was a pleasure to see so many parents and guardians tonight and I appreciate your stopping by to say hi and check out the art room. If you weren’t able to make […]

New Art On Artsonia

New Art On Artsonia

Long after our in-house art show is over, our online gallery continues to display new artwork. Today, three new projects have been uploaded to Artsonia. Abstraction: For this project, students divided the 2 dimensional paper plane of a still life using an abstraction technique called Contour Continuation. Once divided, they filled the positive space with […]

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 […]

D is for December/D is for Digital Art

D is for December/D is for Digital Art

In the 5/6 art room we’ve had a great week or so learning to create digital art on iPads. During a frenetic time in the world outside the room, this focused work has been cozy, calming, and generally pretty quiet. After introductory tutorials in person and provided as a reference in Google Classroom, the students […]

My Slight Obsession With Mona Lisa

My Slight Obsession With Mona Lisa

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 […]

Making Thinking Visible with Sketchbooks in the 5/6 Art Room

Making Thinking Visible with Sketchbooks in the 5/6 Art Room

Handmade Sketchbooks Last summer I was thrilled to spend a week in the Project Zero Classroom program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education studying big ideas by prominent figures in education that I admire. Naturally, I brought this experience into the classroom with a renewed commitment to project based learning and a generous amount […]