Thursday, August 6, 2015

So this happened...

So.... I got a new job! Did NOT think this was going to happen, or did I? I'm not even sure; just a little overwhelmed with everything happening right now, especially at this point in the summer.

I will now be teaching high school- WHOA! Pretty different than my comfortable K-7 that I've been doing for the past 7 years. I will be the only high school teacher at this district (small in numbers is an understatement), and will be teaching studio in art, ceramics, drawing and painting, photography, sculpture, and graphics. I don't even know where to start..

It's funny, because I made it a point to be more active with my blog again. My little ones have been taking up a lot of my time lately (not that I'm complaining!), but I miss this.

For any of you reading this, I'd love any advice or feedback with change and how to start a school year, especially if you're a high school teacher teaching several different areas! I know my blog roll and most of my followers are elementary teachers. I plan on trying to keep up with those amazing bloggers still, but Art Paper Scissors Glue will more than likely be shifting in the "high school" world now and that perspective. If you have any high school blogs that you would love to recommend for me to follow, I'd appreciate that, too.

Alright, that's it for now. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer (if school hasn't started already!), and I hope you're getting energized for the next coming weeks!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015

Blogger Issues

I'm having difficulty responding to posts on my blog... any ideas? When I hit 'reply,' the page goes berzerk and refreshes constantly making me force quite my browser. I've tried deleting my cache.. but not sure what else to try. I can post easily, it just seems to be weird when I try to respond... any advice? Thanks in advance! : -)

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Op Art

Materials:
- Rulers
- Pencil
- Markers/ Colored Pencils
- 12" x 12" Drawing Paper

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Keith Haring Sculptures


Materials:
- Drawing Paper
- Cereal Boxes (Or other cardboard similar to that thickness, cereal boxes open up to large pieces)
- Tagboard
- Scissors
- Glue
- Masking Tape
- Primer
- Paper Mache
- Newspaper
- Tempera Paint

Friday, April 24, 2015

A Late Earth Day Post

Materials:
- Circle Tracer
- Blue Construction Paper (I used light and regular)
- Peach/Tan/Brown Construction Paper
- White Tempera Paint
- Sponges
- Paper Towels
- Green Tissue Paper
- Glue
- Assorted Colors of Construction Paper

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Radial Symmetry Prints

Materials:
- 12" x 12" Drawing Paper
- Watercolor Paint
- Paintbrushes
- Black Tempera Paint
- Miscellaneous Objects for Printing (Corrugated Cardboard Scraps, Forks, Corks, Bottle Caps, etc.)

Monday, March 9, 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Trying to warm up!

 Materials:
- 9" x 12" drawing paper
- 9" x 6" drawing paper
- markers or colored pencils
- rulers
- pencils
- gluestick
- coffee mug tracer (optional)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Kandinsky Color Theory

 Materials:
- Oil Pastels
- Rulers
- 12" x 18" Drawing Paper

Monday, February 16, 2015

Kente Cloth


 Materials:
- 9" x 18" Black Construction Paper
- (6) 9" x 3" Construction Paper
- Black Tempera Paint
- Corrugated Cardboard Scraps
- Gluesticks
- Hole Puncher
- Yarn

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Gung Hay Fat Choy

Materials:
- Pencil
- Glue
- Scissors
- Yarn
- Construction Paper Strips (about 1" x 6")
- Scrap Construction Paper
- Black 12" x 18" Construction Paper

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Printmaking With Water Soluble Markers

Materials:
- Drawing Paper (I used 3- 9" x 6" per student)
- Styrofoam (also 9" x 6")
- Pencils
- Watersoluble Markers
- Trays
- Water
- Rolling Pins
- Wooden Spoons/ Printmaking Paddle? (I forget what they're called... eep)
- Newsprint
- 9" x 9" Construction Paper
- 3DO's
- Gluestick
- Tape