Painting

Congratulations to the Art in the Valley Artists!

Congratulations to the Art in the Valley Artists!

Congratulations to the 15 Miscoe Hill students in grades five and six whose artwork has been chosen to be exhibited in the eighth annual Blackstone Valley Art in the Valley 2014 youth art show! Student work was selected because of its high quality and inventive artistic expression for the age group. We are very proud of our students’ creative effort and […]

Artsonia and International Dot Day

Artsonia and International Dot Day

My class lists are pretty much finalized now, so I have uploaded them to Artsonia. Artsonia is an online gallery created for art teachers by art teachers. Please visit the Miscoe Hill gallery at Artsonia to see some of the 1500 images of student work that were uploaded last year. Now that Artsonia has all of my […]

Painting Self Portraits With iPads

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!  

Please Vote For Michael!

Please Vote For Michael!

Please vote for Michael for Artist of the Week on Artsonia! He will win a $50 gift card, and our classroom will win a $100 gift card! You may vote from each of your computers or devices once per day. Each day I vote from my PC at school, my phone, my iPad, and my […]

5th Grade Family Portraits on Artsonia

I love this project. I love seeing how the kids choose to portray their families. From mothers with arms around their children, to the sayings on the T-shirts, the braces on the smiling teeth of older siblings, and the variety of pets included, these family portraits make me smile! We started by looking at family portraits from […]

I LOVE THE GLUE SPONGE!

I LOVE THE GLUE SPONGE!

It is the best thing ever. I learned about this last weekend from another art educator’s blog that I found on Pinterest: Mrs. Humpal’s Room I’ve been teaching for 15 years now and had never seen this idea until last weekend. I’m not kidding when I tell you that I couldn’t wait to get to […]