Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Animal Grid Drawings

Monday, December 7, 2015

Autobiographical Sculptures

- Clay
- Acrylic Paint/ Glaze

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hungry Fish

- 12" x 18" Drawing Paper
- Pencils
- Colored Pencils/ Markers/ Crayons
- Imagination!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sunday Comic

Wishing everyone a happy & healthy (maybe not on the caloric side) Turkey Day!
 Enjoy : - ). 
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Plaster Masks

- Plaster
- Water
- Buckets/Tubs for Water
- Vaseline
- Towels/ Paper Towels
- Paint
- Large plastic bags

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015

Photoshop Tutorials

I find myself making a lot of tutorials for my students. Most of these are modified from what I've found on the internet already, but I've tried to break it down as much as possible, for my students who have never opened up the program at all. Feel free to use and share! And if there are any corrections or recommendations, I'd love to hear your feedback, as I am a photoshop novice myself.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Valued Portraits

- Photograph of Student
- Photograph photoshopped/ edited into 5 different value ranges
- Edited photograph printed for each student
- Drawing Paper
- Pencils
- Carbon Paper
- Tape (optional)
- Tempera Paint
- Paintbrushes

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Color Mixing Experiment

This was a nice and quick lesson we did to introduce students to color mixing and the color wheel. They were asked to make a stencil, retrace it 6 times with overlapping, and mix the colors where appropriate.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

November Issue of Arts & Activities

My radial symmetry prints lesson got published in the latest November issue of Arts & Activities!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Instructor Magazine Relaunch and GIVEAWAY

Do you read, follow, or subscribe to Scholastic Instructor? If not, it is a great resource for all educators! However, don't try searching for a subscription to Instructor now, because they have officially relaunched as Scholastic Teacher.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Line Design

After a review/ intro (!) of the Elements of Art, we focused on line. Students drew a contour line drawing of an image of their choice, and then added line in for texture and form.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Element of Art: Color

A powerpoint I created to teach the element of art: color. Feel free to use!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Color Worksheet

We're almost finished with our line study in Studio in Art and are moving onto the element of color. I really liked this worksheet found here, (the document sharing website will be shutting down at the end of this year :(    ) but I wanted to add in the vocab words of 'tint' and 'shade.' I made a couple tiny revisions and here it is! Thought I'd share if anyone was in need.

Here is the .docx version for your editing needs and the .pdf version. I have to mention, though, I've tried a couple websites to share the .docx file and through both sites, the formatting is a tad off. So.. I've shared the best option and you can edit from there : ).

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

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!

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

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

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Keith Haring Sculptures

- 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

- 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

- 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!

- 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

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

Monday, February 16, 2015

Kente Cloth

- 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

- 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

- 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

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Elizabeth Murray

This was a fun little lesson my long term substitute did on artist Elizabeth Murray. Murray is a painter who used bright, bold colors, and interesting shapes. Murray’s distinctively shaped canvases break with the art-historical tradition of illusionistic space in two-dimensions. Jutting out from the wall and sculptural in form, Murray’s paintings and watercolors playfully blur the line between the painting as an object and the painting as a space for depicting objects.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Ani Hoover

Ani Hoover is a contemporary artist from St. Joseph, Missouri who now resides and works out of Buffalo, NY. Influenced by the impressionistic work of Vincent Van Gogh, she has cultivated a body of work all about color. The fourth grade students looked at her work and discussed what it could mean. How do the colors make you feel? How would you feel if you were as crowded as the circles? What do you see? They looked at the repeating circles in her paintings and learned about concentric circles. Painting their own concentric circles, they were arranged as one large collaborative piece.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Doodle Quest

Recently I was asked to review a game called "Doodle Quest." On a "ketchup" day with my 4th graders, the students who were all caught up with their work were able to try the game out for me. They loved it!