Monday, June 22, 2015

Curriculum: Art History

I finally completed a project that has been in the works for a while. I have planned out all of my lessons for the coming school year based on the year-long unit "Art History". 

I made two lesson grids to keep organized this year; one with descriptions and one with pictures. You don't know how many times I write some obscure description and not remember what that was supposed to look like at all. 

I color-coded the projects by media so that I could make sure every grade level gets a variety of experience. Sometimes I can get into the rut of using the same materials for every project and that makes no one happy. 

I also left December and May open. With snow days, holidays, and half days, I'll need those times for classes to catch up. I'll be sure to post some fun one-day activities for those days. :)

I'm sure a lot of those pictures look familiar. I spent hours scavenging the internet for art history projects and snatched images when I found them. This is just for me to know what I'm talking about and it's not intended to be published. My next goal is to make an online version of this with clickable pictures that take you to the websites from which these images were pulled so that you can read about the process there. When I have that done, I'll post it on my Curriculum tab. For now, you can use my PDF versions of these on my Google Drive. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Murfreesboro Community Garden Installation

They looked wonderful in the pie tines, but they are much more beautiful when surrounded by fresh soil! 

Thank you to Autumn Shultz and her family for all of their help! Go see the stones any time and participate in the garden!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Announcement Time!

I found a school to call home for next year! Back in my home town as the art teacher at Guild Elementary! Look forward to some class decorating and organizing posts! ^_^

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Camp STEM Mosaic Stepping Stones

On the first day of Camp STEM, we made our mosaic stepping stones. These were made with concrete and broken ceramic pieces donated by the people of Murfreesboro. Next Saturday, they go into the Murfreesboro Community Garden to be a permanent installation! If you're in the area, come by and meet the artists!

We first practiced with paper to better understand translating an image into small squares.

So many colorful pieces! It literally took forever to cut all this scrap paper!

We also discussed how much glass and ceramics are in the landfills and how we can keep some of it out,

A great practice of a flower.



Love the confidence!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Camp STEM Recycled Art Show at Linebaugh Library

How awesome did these signs turn out?!

The show is up at Linebaugh Library in Murfreesboro until Saturday, June 20th! Thanks so much to everyone at the library for letting us use your space and thanks to all of the families who came out to the reception! So proud of all of the work these kids have done!

See the post about Recycled Paper Weaving here.

See the post about these Eco-Collages here.

See the post about Cardboard Collagraphs here.