Saturday, July 30, 2011
I have so many ideas floating around!! A lot of great info from taking The Art of Education's Assessment in Art Education with Jessica Balsley which I highly recommend!
I would like to fish for some ideas from the blogging world. I have requested that in my schedule for next year I am free when the upper level students have lunch/recess so I can offer an Art Club.
Are you doing an Art Club?
How often do you meet?
Do students have to apply or are they invited?
What kinds of projects do you do?
Do you have a post about it?
Would love to hear everyone's ideas on what has worked!
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Once again I taught our county's summer art program. We offer this program as a way to serve our gifted population. Teachers have to submit their recommendations to our county office and these students will get an invite to register for summer art camp.
We get together with our lead art teacher and the other teachers that will be teaching the camp to create the curriculum. This year our theme was "Splat!" We focused a lot on Dale Chihuly's work thanks to all the great ideas from Mr. E and his district after they had a large Chihuly show in Nashville.
On Day one we had fun decorating lots of paper. We marbleized with shaving cream, made paste papers and added texture with combs, and made bubble prints. Then we learned how to zentangle and added designs to some of our papers we made. We tie dyed shirts and zentangles on them too!!
We watched a YouTube video about Chihuly and we painted with ice cubes and powdered tempera and we also added chalk pastels. This is a great video showing him painting we only watched 5:06 until he end. The best quote "If it starts to feel like work then I will stop."
Here are the ice cube tempra/chalk paintings:
We made Chihuly inspired sculptures using coffee filters and water bottles.
We used left over tie dye to get these great saturated colors!
Students mounted their favorite ones:
Tagaloo. My first camp was called Doodlemania 8 of the 10 campers were my students. I start another one tomorrow called Dive into Art with an underwater theme! I have 13 campers at least half are my students!! Great extra money and keeping me busy!!