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DrawingAct150/Light on White/Wk 7 Remote Learning

DrawingAct150/Light on White/Wk 7 Remote Learning

“There is strong shadow where there is much light.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe For the past two weeks, we’ve been looking at the way light falls on an object and trying to capture it in a drawing with pencil on paper. Our focus on drawing is directly influenced by the celebration of the Massachusetts Drawing […]

Cardboard Creatures – Phase Three – Design for 3D Printing

Cardboard Creatures – Phase Three – Design for 3D Printing

“There are 3D people stuck in a 2D world” – Katherine Douglas, Choice-Based Art Education in the Classroom (TAB), (Douglas & Jaquith, 2018) “…especially in school art classes.” – Mona Lisa Lives Here I am blessed with a son who participated fully in an entire childhood filled with art making experiences, from extra-curricular classes I offered at […]

Cardboard Creature Project – Phase One – Build

Cardboard Creature Project – Phase One – Build

“The most sophisticated people I know – inside they are all children.” – Jim Henson The photo above is of me and a whole bunch of cardboard on October 8, 2019 as I waited to introduce our Cardboard Creature project to an incoming class. It was all down hill from there! Here’s how we did […]

Design – 3D Modeling:

Design – 3D Modeling:

“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 […]

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 Nine – Art Club Murals 3

Once Upon A Time Nine – Art Club Murals 3

This is the ninth in a series of Legacy Posts about projects that happened early on in my art classroom. 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. […]

Welcome to Term Three in the Art Room

Welcome to Term Three in the Art Room

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 […]

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 […]

365 iPad Drawings/My Year Creating Digitally: All in One Gallery

365 iPad Drawings/My Year Creating Digitally: All in One Gallery

Because you wanted to see all 365 iPad drawings together in one gallery…and so did I. Here they are exactly as published. I was taking this project literally day-by-day, therefore the information I shared with the drawings changed throughout the year. I admit I got a little carried away with alpacas near the end. You’ll […]

My Year of Creating Digitally

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle This is the quote that motivated me to try to develop my iPad drawing skills through Every Day Drawing Challenge. I wanted to learn to use the iPad as a drawing tool, just as famous artist David Hockney […]

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 […]

November Every Day Drawing Challenge Task List

November Every Day Drawing Challenge Task List

300+ Every Day Challenge Drawings

300+ Every Day Challenge Drawings

Wow! I can’t believe it. A drawing a day on my iPad for over 300 days…300! It doesn’t seem like that many, but the numbers don’t lie. I’m averaging an hour (more or less) on each drawing, so that’s 300 hours this year spent learning how to draw on an iPad. And I’ve learned so […]

Every Day Drawing Challenge – October Tasks

Wake Me Up When September Ends

Wake Me Up When September Ends

Summer has come and past…thanks, Green Day, for reminding me. Who needs a reminder, really, when September is a blur of back-to-school preparations, routines, and new beginnings? Autumn is officially here now as of September 22, and we have settled in and begun to find the groove of the 2013/14 school year. My iPad drawing […]

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:

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 […]

August Every Day Drawing Challenge…at the 2/3 Mark!

August Every Day Drawing Challenge…at the 2/3 Mark!

August was a month for traveling and making drawings in hotel rooms for the Every Day Drawing Challenge. The first drawing of the month was done during a “Return to your Roots” road trip with my mother as we visited her childhood home and college. It was incredibly nostalgic for her and very sentimental for […]

Come Pick Up Your Clay!

I just unloaded the kiln from the final firing of Clay Every Day – see the photo below. Can you believe all this beautiful clay work was done by just 20 kids in just 15 hours? I am so pleased with the results. Pick up times: The first is tomorrow, Friday, August 16 from 9-12 in […]

From Oscar the Grouch to Matisse – Another Month of the Every Day Drawing Challenge

From Oscar the Grouch to Matisse – Another Month of the Every Day Drawing Challenge

Summer, summer, summer…has been great for me and the Every Day Drawing Challenge. Without the hectic schedule of the school year, I have had more time to work with drawing apps and investigate different techniques. ArtRage continues to be my favorite app and I have fallen in love with the oil paint tool this month. […]