Friday, August 21, 2015

Art Week 1 & 2

K-5 created two collaborative murals.  I found the circle idea on Pinterest.  It worked pretty well.  I had the students glue them their grade level color square and then I glued it to butcher paper.  Easy with 6-7 squares per class. 

I also needed a quick display case project.  I had students write what they though "art is" or draw a picture.  

This weeks intro to lesson outlines have started! 

Friday, July 3, 2015

Transitioning to a Choice Based Art Room

This year my goal is to introduce an inspiring artist, the I Cans, and an example project. I'm hoping this will lead into students developing his or her on projects to reflect who they are as an artist, as well as the techniques of each medium in the art room. I'm not sure if I'm ready for kindergarten but why not give it a go! Each table will have a different medium and each lesson has a sketchbook page. The older grades will have more reflection/artist statement.

Please share your thoughts and if I need to add anything! 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Displaying Artwork for 700+

I enjoy having a piece of art for each student displayed all year long.   

But.....that's 700 works , then if I rotate...4 to 6 times a year that's hanging what feels like 10,000 times then plus tak-putty in 4's A LOT 

So I think I have come up with a way to easily rotate artwork, minus the hanging part.  With all first does need to be tweaked and there will be A LOT of prep.  

The idea is to laminate a frame to a 12x18 paper and make slits to re-open the frame.  Each frame will then be hot glued to painters tape and  hung on the wall in a class grouping.  

Ideas and thoughts are welcome.... The frame on the left, is for both vertical and horizontal artworks. How did I get the artwork to stay? When I cut the slit between the frame and blue background , I didn't go all the way down. 

At the bottoms, I  added diagonal slits for a 3x5 index card to either display the students name or Artist Statement. 

On the yellow background, I used a pre-cut frame.  

I think I will mount the frame black on black because horizontal artworks will show the construction paper. The frame I cut, also needs a bigger boarder.