Friday, December 8, 2017

DIY Really Tall Cowboy Hat

DIY Really Tall Cowboy Hat
Directions for the super large cowboy hats in a previous post

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Drawing Prompt Advent Calendar

I couldn't find an Advent Calendar for my daughter this year so I made one.  The countdown has already begun but I will post it anyway.  Super easy and fun!  I ended up making one for my mom too.  The possibilities for patterns and colors are limited by your supply of papers but the possibilities for various -  prompts/messages/photos/jokes - are endless.
A link to a Zip file containing directions, calendar and templates is here:

Making More!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Hand Drawn Holiday Trees By School Subject Area

Hand drawn Holiday Trees by School Subject Areas:  Technology, Science, Phys Ed, Math, History, English/Library, Music & Art.  Would make a fun lesson plan or Journal Challenge.  I definitely had fun with it!

I also made Holiday Gift Tags out of them.  Message me if interested.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Animated GIF

I hadn't used the timeline in Photoshop for many years.  A student, Haley, refreshed my memory the other day.  I am very thankful to have Haley in Media Art class this year!  I also tried out some very quick shading under the advice of my daughter who is also in the class.  

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fall Book Fair Cowboy Hats

My co-workers came to me with an idea and a video for launching the Book Fair Week.  Large cowboy hats fashioned out of rolled paper.  I tried to wrangle that rolled paper into a hat but it just wasn't working.  Then I tried rolled poster board - that didn't work.  Looked around at home improvement store and found a temporary floor covering, RAM Board.   It is made out of recycled materials, 100% Green and affordable.  It was light, easy to use and made a beautiful massive cowboy hat.  EXTREME fun!  The kids are still talking about it

Love this girl!  Love TL too!  You guys ROCK!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Positive & Negative Space Words/Illustrations

New Project!  Form a word by placing illustrations related to that word around the outside of the letters. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Fall Book Fair

I truly enjoy Book Fairs and the themes that come with them.  Building excitement for Reading - Priceless!
My mother is a retired Art Teacher so I grew up hand-cutting letters.  She usually does it for me now but she is getting ready for a show so I did it myself.  Little wobbly and crooked but I'm still proud of my work.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Digital Photo Double Exposure

Watched a video Tutorial on Double Exposure: 
Super simple if you have just the right photos first.  I will be searching for better combinations tomorrow.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Paper Animation

Thanks to an article on The Art of Ed I am creating these beginning animations with Media Art

Friday, October 20, 2017

Journal Session Joint Super Day

What a treat to spend the day with area Art Teachers (also Music, Phys Ed., Special Ed. and more).  We had a nice quiet Journal Session and survived a NEW STEAM/Photoshop Workshop.  
Shout Out to the amazing educators that spent the whole day in my Art Room & Computer Lab - Thank You!
My main goal was that you left feeling appreciated and hopefully took away a few new resources

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Paul Cezanne for Fifth Grade

Paul Cezanne for Fifth Grade, Still Life with three Apples has so much to look at and talk about:  Shading, shadows, color mixing, small brushstrokes, overlapping to add depth and complimentary colors.  Try grounding your Still Life with something other than a straight line in the background!

Piet Mondrian for First Grade

Talked about:  Primary Colors, Horizontal Lines, Vertical Lines, Broadway Boogie Woogie, Composition II.  Super charged First Graders dug into box tops full of squares and rectangles in all shapes and sizes.  As they worked they talked amongst themselves about windows, roads, cars and cabs.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Nature Prints

Digital Photo is a bit of a challenge this year because it is the first class of the day.  I take them outside to gather photos.  For the past 5 years it has been an afternoon class.  So our feet are getting wet from the dew but we are making it work.  There wasn't any sun for our SUN Prints but they still came out great.  Students pinned natural and man-made materials to Nature Print Paper purchased at Blick.  Walked outside for two minutes and then back in to bath them in water for a minute.  I just love the White & Blue.