Videos

Stop Motion Animation/Wk11 Remote Learning

Stop Motion Animation/Wk11 Remote Learning

“Animators can only draw from their own experiences of pain and shock and emotions.” – Hayao Miyazaki We’re nearing the end of remote learning for this school year. The final assignment, Stop Motion Animation, is meant to introduce many of my students to creating animation to harness their emotions and creativity through story telling. The posted […]

Cardboard Creature Project – Phase Two – Stop Motion/Green Screen

Cardboard Creature Project – Phase Two – Stop Motion/Green Screen

“My filmmaking really began with technology. It began through technology, not through telling stories, because my 8mm movie camera was the way into whatever I decided to do.” – Steven Spielberg Starting with a quote by Steven Spielberg may seem like a lofty way to begin a post about video making by upper elementary students. To […]

Summer Learning 6: New Horizon

Summer Learning 6: New Horizon

“My vision for New Horizon was really to create a sculpture that was living; something that could create a moment in time as opposed to something that was made of form and was solid. Artworks which one can seek out or explore. Artworks that are time-based, that can burn hot for temporary moments. Artworks that […]

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 […]

The Strandbeests, STEAM, and the PEM

The Strandbeests, STEAM, and the PEM

The half day before Thanksgiving provides a welcome chance to take a break from projects underway to see and learn something new. This year we’re watching videos of The Strandbeests, creations of Dutch artist Theo Jansen. Jansen’s Strandbeests are giant kinetic works of art, science, technology, math, and engineering. Or to rearrange those words, Science, […]

First “Week” Fun

First “Week” Fun

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 […]

Transformed By Art: A Multi-Grade Collaborative Installation By Mendon-Upton Students

Transformed By Art: A Multi-Grade Collaborative Installation By Mendon-Upton Students

  In October 2013, the Mendon-Upton Educational Foundation granted $1000 to the art departments of Miscoe Hill School and Nipmuc High School. Rather than dividing the money and going our separate ways, we decided to collaborate on a project – a multi-grade collaborative art installation. Because our discipline is primarily consumables oriented, we wanted to […]

Fun Friday Feature

Fun Friday Feature

And some of us thought Mona Lisa was the only woman in art…here’s an oldie but goodie by Philip Scott Johnson:

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

As always, this week – conference week – has been a busy week! I took some time yesterday to install and calibrate our new interactive whiteboard, which is a tool that works with the projector, computer, and document camera to make our projection screen behave like a SmartBoard. We can thank IPEVO and their Wishpool […]

Happy World Series Eve…Go Sox!

Amazing what can be done with some Legos and stop-motion animation…GO SOX!

It’s Working!

It’s Working!

The independent student access to our Artsonia gallery is working very well! In just 3 days, over 75 works of art have been uploaded. Way to go artists! Here is a link to the Artsonia exhibit: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=690927 Artsonia has now enabled art teachers to link exhibit photos with Animoto to make videos quickly and simply. […]

How-To Video for Loop Bracelet on a Home-Made Loom

How-To Video for Loop Bracelet on a Home-Made Loom

Mikki and Rory made this time-lapse video today to show how easy it is to make a fishtail loop bracelet on a home-made loom:

BEEDO BEEDO BEEDO

BEEDO BEEDO BEEDO

Just posted some videos on Youtube! Thanks to Youtube Capture, which is such an easy video tool for the iPad, I uploaded 10 videos to the 2-Part Hole-in-the-Page Drawing playlist (click here to see them). We are pretty much crazy about Minions these days and here is an example:

And We’re Back!!!!

And We’re Back!!!!

In a blink of an eye. That is how quickly summer flew by. Trust me, I know that summer is not officially over until September 21, but let’s face it, the minute school is in session we lose the carefree feeling of summer. Not all at once, fortunately. Instead, it languishes like a tan that […]

My Wish Came True!!!!!

My Wish Came True!!!!!

WOW!!!! We were just given an IPEVO Point 2 View USB Document Camera! Given = For Free! A week ago I submitted a wish story to Wishpool and my wish came true! My wish story: Hi, this is Mrs. Gentili, asking for the IPEVO Point 2 View Document Camera to help my middle school art students learn. […]

Happy New Year (hope it’s not too late!)

Gosh, the vacation flew by and I forgot to upload our Happy New Year video until today. It’s not too late, is it? Heck no! We made Happy New Year “signs” with iDoodle2lite, which is a pretty basic drawing app except that it has a clever option to play back what you’ve created step-by-step as a […]