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New Semester: New Beginnings – Google Classroom, Artsonia, Sketchbooks

New Semester: New Beginnings – Google Classroom, Artsonia, Sketchbooks

Starting the second semester is in many ways like starting a brand new school year. As I welcome new classes and learn to put names with new faces, I am also establishing a foundation of communication and routines for our next five months together. Google Classroom – The first goal was to get all of my new […]

Shell Sketches Are Up On Artsonia

Shell Sketches Are Up On Artsonia

Last week while the snow fell and the cold air swirled around outside, we sketched shells using Ebony pencils, kneaded erasers, and blending stomps. Looking Closely is the first step in wondering how things work and why they are the way they are. In the art classroom, drawing from observation is a quiet, focused activity, […]

Fifth Grade Family Portraits On Artsonia

Fifth Grade Family Portraits On Artsonia

Just in the St. Nick of time, fifth grade family portraits have been uploaded to Artsonia for your viewing pleasure! Whether gathered around a menorah, holiday table, Christmas tree, or on the beach, students have portrayed their families in warm, welcoming environments. To begin this unit, which addresses many objectives including perspective, space, figure drawing, […]

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Are taking place next week and I’ll be happy to meet with you! I’ll be in the art room from 12:00 – 2:30 on Wednesday, November 9. If you want to set up an appointment to meet with me during that time or another time, email me at agentili@mursd.org. Looking forward to seeing you!

International Dot Day 2016

International Dot Day 2016

In the Miscoe Hill 5/6Art room we have had a blast creating dots and watching them come to life using the Quiver app on iPads. Why create dots? Because of the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Here is a narrated video of the story: We colored in templates made by Quiver and then used the […]

It’s Showtime!

It’s Showtime!

When the excitement is palpable, the energy is electric, and there are not enough hours in the day – you know IT’S SHOWTIME! Over the next nine days we have three big events (count ’em, three) for which we’ve been busily preparing: On Thursday night we’re packing up our 3D printer along with a bunch […]

“And BOOM! Masterpiece!”

“And BOOM! Masterpiece!”

It was with such enthusiasm that Gillian Y. crafted her Artist’s Statement when she uploaded her Notan art to Artsonia last week. Notan is a Japanese concept of light and dark. Fifth grade students used sets of complementary colors to create Notan using construction paper. The process of “Painting with Scissors” they employed is modeled […]