Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Very random request- Vote for me!

Alright.. so this has nothing to do with the art education world... more so just the art world. As an art teacher, I happen to be really into interior design, too.

Winter Silhouettes

Materials:
- Paint! 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Kaleidoscope Names

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

Monday, December 10, 2012

Circles into Polar Bears


Materials:
- Black Markers
- Glue
- Scissors
- Scrap Construction Paper

Each child will need:
(1) 12" x 12" blue construction paper
(1) 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" white construction paper
(2) 4" x 4" white construction paper
(1) 11" x 3" white construction paper
(1) 5" x 5" gray construction paper

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sunday Comic

Enjoy : - )
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Shaving Cream Snowfriend

Have you seen or heard of this?! I love it! It's one part shaving cream and one part glue. We made these snowfriends in my Life Skills class and 4:1:1 class, but this can easily be done with Kinders and 1st graders too!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Peter Max Space Scapes

These were done with my long term sub. Although I can not take credit for this lesson, I thought they were too fabulous not to share!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday Comic


So... I go back to work tomorrow : (. Although, I love my job, I really don't want my maternity leave to end. I miss my little Abe just thinking about it (and he's sleeping right in front of me!). However... I can't be like ol' Mona here and start complaining, I am very thankful to even have a career to return to. My timing couldn't have been more perfect, coming back from Thanksgiving break, being with family, and I even had my ten year high school reunion this weekend! Seeing old friends who are new mommies going through the same thing was really nice.

So here I am art bloggers, I'm back : )- hopefully posting soon. It might take me a little bit to get organized and back into the swing of things (June was a long time ago!), but keep a look out for me! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a very blessed holiday season.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thursday Comic

Thought I'd pop in and take a break from my little fuss bus of a baby. Hope everyone had a successful Open House this year! Enjoy : - )

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Welcome Baby Abram!


Just thought I'd share the wonderful reason I will be out for the beginning of this school year- welcome to the world baby Abram! Weighing in at 8 lbs 3 oz, 21 1/2 inches long - he's by far my best creation yet : )

Hope you all had a great, successful, and fun first day to the school year.. I know I wouldn't have spent mine any other way.








Long Term Sub (Part 2)

I thought I'd share the template I used for my long term absence in case anyone wanted a starting off point for whenever they may need a long term sub. I apologize ahead of time, I use Pages on my Mac and tried saving it as a Word Document so that you can edit it yourself, but for some reason the boxes get all mixed up, so I've attached a pdf. If you'd like a copy that you can just type on to, I'd be more than happy to send you the template with just the prompts and no boxes. Hope this helps!
LONG TERM
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Long Term Sub (Pt. 1)

Hello, friends... just looking for some feedback here. As summer is winding down and with school starting very soon, I am just making my finishing touches on my "Long Term Substitue Bible." I wasn't able to get back into my room until this past Monday, so I met again with my sub to put away supplies and "show her the ropes," so I've already explained a lot to her. However, as it is with all teachers, we really like to make sure everything is in order and tip top shape.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunday Comic

Although I won't be back from maternity till after Thanksgiving, I know how this feels.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Packing Tape Sculptures

Materials:
- Packing Tape
- Saran Wrap
- Models/ Forms

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Lichtenstein Portraits

Materials:
- Paper
- Black and White Photographs of each student
- Watercolor Paint
- Paintbrushes
- Water
- Sharpie Marker
- Pencils
- Tracing Paper
- Light Boxes/ Windows

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Kinetic Sculptures


Materials:
- Tagboard
- Compass
- Dowels (4 for each student)
- Perler Beads (8 for each student)
- Thumb Tacks
- Colored Pencils/ Markers
- Scissors
- Gluestick
- Spools (4 for each student)
- Foam Core
- Ruler
- Jewelry Cord
- Hole Puncher
- Pipe Cleaners

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Famous Artists' Letters about 'Draw Something'


If you've ever played or heard of the now-trending game Draw Something, I thought you'd enjoy this article. Read through the experiences of several artists discussing the game between one another- pretty amusing : - ).

P.S... could be interesting to turn this into some sort of assignment where students are assigned a specific artist and are asked to create a dialogue with a peer. 

Monday, June 11, 2012

2012 Fascination Award


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Okay... so I've been a little MIA lately. Something happened in April where, even though I knew I had a lot of things coming up, my life had suddenly become the busiest it has ever been. But I haven't forgotten about you fine folks, I swear! My plan was to catch up with all the lessons I've done the past couple months and post them in the summer when I have much more free time. I feel even worse because I haven't even really had much time catching up with what you've been doing.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Coil Masks

Materials:
- Clay
- Kiln
- Plastic Face Molds
- Acrylic Paint
- Paintbrushes
- Dish Soap / Vaseline

Monday, April 30, 2012

2011 Spring Art Show


I'm a member of my town's Art Society. It really helps me connect with other artists in the area and helps me "keep in touch" with my artist identity. This past month we held our Spring Art Show. I also had the pleasure of helping hang the pieces. I can't remember the last time I put up a show! Just thought I'd share some of the cool stuff there! : )

Friday, April 27, 2012

Bird Cage Sculptures

Materials:
- Tagboard
- Colored Pencils
- Yarn
- Hole Puncher
- Metal Fastener
- Glue / Gluestick
- Scissors
- Bird Tracers (optional)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Portholes

Materials:
- Construction Paper
- 2 Circle Tracers (One larger than the other)
- Watercolor Paper
- Blue Watercolor Paint
- Paintbrushes
- Green Tissue Paper
- Glue / Glue Sticks
- Hole Puncher
- Scissors

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunday Comic

Enjoy : - ).

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Glass Fusing


Before spring break, I had a guest artist come in to teach a little about glass fusing. I'm personally slightly obsessed with glass, and I thought it would be a great medium for the students to be exposed to. Glass fusing is an easy process and everyone is successful!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Hand Study

Zebra
Materials:
- Drawing Paper
- Pencils
- Sign Language References
- Colored Pencils/ Markers/ Tempera Paint
- Mirrors (Optional)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sunday Comic

Happy Easter everyone! I hope everyone has a blessed holiday with some much needed relaxation. 
Enjoy : - ).
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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Color Theory Butterflies

Materials:
- Construction Paper
- Butterfly Tracers
- Pencils
- Scissors
- Glue/ Glue sticks
- Toothpicks (optional)
- Color Wheel handout (optional)
- Colored Pencils / Markers (optional)

Monday, April 2, 2012

Lil' Ladybugs

Materials:
- Red & Black Construction Paper
- Pencils
- Scissors
- Glue
- Circle Puncher (optional)
- Large Paper Plate (will be used as a tracer)
- Smaller Circle Tracer

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sunday Comic

Getting ready for Easter! Enjoy. : - )

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Common Core Standards and SLO's

That was an image found on the latest email from NYSUT. I thought it was too humorous, unfortunately, not to use.

So what's the deal with the "Common Core?"

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Quick Cherry Blossoms

Materials:
- Pop bottles (we used the 20 oz.)
- Pink and Black Tempera Paint
- Paintbrush
- Drawing Paper

Monday, March 26, 2012

Hands With Bouquet

Materials:
- Drawing Paper
- Oil Pastels
- "Hands with bouquet" example

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday Comic

During this time of the year, my desk is no way near as neat as Escher's! On to our last quarter! 

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Easter Eggs

Materials:
- Egg Tracers
- Tagboard
- Pencil
- Scissors
- Assorted Paper/ Ribbons/ Thick Yarn/ Tape
- Glue

Monday, March 19, 2012

Phases Of The Moon

Material:
- 12" x 18" Black Construction Paper
- Tape
- Q-Tips
- White & Black Tempera Paint
- Sponges
- 4 Small Paper Plates Per Child
- Scissors
- Glue

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday Comic

Hello Sunshine. : - )
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I Am Lucky For..

Materials:
- Drawing Paper
- Markers
- Pencils

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Shapes Caterpillar

Materials:
- Drawing Paper
- Tempera Paint
- Scissors
- Pencils
- Paintbrushes
- Blue, Green and Black Construction Paper
- Glue

Thursday, March 8, 2012

KONY 2012




If you haven't seen this on facebook or youtube or twitter.. or if you haven't heard about this at all, I urge you to please take the time to watch this video. It is about a half hour long, and although it is not about art or art education, it is about children and and a campaign that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.

What's most powerful to me, though, is the time we live in now with social media and the ability to communicate to the masses so much quicker, easier and more affective. As a blogger, along with my personal beliefs and morals, I felt compelled to share this video and pass the message along. I sincerely hope you get a chance to watch this and spread the word. 

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sarcophagi & Mummies

Materials:
- Tagboard
- Sarcophagus Tracer
- Mummy Tracer
- Cardboard
- Scissors
- Yarn
- Masking Tape
- Pencils
- Crayons/ Markers/ Colored Pencils
- Egyptian references

Monday, March 5, 2012

Antique Glue Drawings

Materials:
- Tagboard
- Pencils
- Glue
- Gold Paint
- Shoe Polish
- Rag

Friday, March 2, 2012

District Art Show


Some highlights from our 2nd annual District Art Show. I apologize ahead of time because some of the pictures have a terrible glare from the sun shining through our giant windows, or because it was hard taking a picture through glass.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

African Mask

Materials:
- Tagboard
- Raffia
- Markers
- Pencil
- Scissors
- Hole Punch
- African Mask Tracer
- Scissors
- African Mask Examples

Monday, February 27, 2012

Figure Skates

Materials:
- Figure Skate Tracer
- Pencils
- Scissors
- Tagboard / Drawing Paper
- Coloring Supplies
- Hole Puncher
- Yarn

Sunday, February 26, 2012

County Arts Council Art Show

Yesterday was the Opening Reception of our County Arts Council Art Show... well- supposed to be. Due to bad weather in the am, it was cancelled. I didn't know, so I went on down anyways. (I swear I'm jinxed into not attending the Opening Reception- this is my fourth year in a row- mind you, I've only been at my job for 4 years, to miss it for one reason or another!)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Collograph Prints

Materials:
- Tagboard
- Scissors
- Glue/ Gluestick
- Pencil
- Printmaking Ink
- Printmaking Paper / Printer Paper
- Brayers
- Inking Plates

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Professional Growth Technology Day

Today was our Tech PGC Day. As usual, got a lot of useful information, but found it hard to adapt in the art room. (Another aggravating point to note is... every time we have presenters show some awesome tools or sites, we try them out the next work day- and they're blocked! How frustrating is this?!) Anywho.. my notes from the day:

Monday, February 20, 2012

Guess who's breeding Creativity?


Me! Sorry I've been a little MIA lately... talk about busy! On top of teaching, prepping for my first art show of the year, planning my sister's wedding shower and helping my other four friends who's weddings I'm in this year.. I found out that I am with child! I'm about 11 weeks now and am so beyond excited. If you know anything about me, or could possibly pick up from my blog, you'll know that I am an extreme planner. Being prego has pretty much taken up all of my free mental time- all I do is think about how to stay healthy, what to expect, baby names, how to decorate our nursery! anything baby related - you name it. I haven't forgotten about the blogging world, don't worry. I'll be posting as soon as I can and I definitely have been trying to keep up with all you wonderful bloggers - just couldn't wait to share my news : ).

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Claymation Movies

Materials:
- Modeling Clay
- Paper
- Markers/ Colored Pencils/ Crayons
- Scissors & Glue
- Pipe Cleaners
- Cameras & USB Cords
- Photo Editing Software
- Movie Editing Software