Saturday, November 23, 2019

Illustrated Recipe

Love this project!  Not motivated by this recipe but it was a request.  So here it is:  Good Cookie Ice Pop

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Staff After Hours in the K-12 Art Room

Right at the top of the kiln.  Beautiful creations by my colleagues. I compare opening the kiln to opening a present.  Super excited, a little anxious and then joyful.
Tomorrow I will take a photo of the exceptional clay hand dishes the 7th graders made and then onto firing the 22 clay boxes Studio Foundation just finished.  Busy kiln!


Saturday, November 2, 2019

Nov. 1st Washington County Art Teacher PLC

Nov. 1st Washington County Art Teacher PLC
So fortunate to be a part of this wonderful group of teachers!

Blick sent us Luminous Fossil Lesson supplies.  These photos were taken in the midst of production.  Wish I had photos of the final products. 

We also broke into grade level groups to discuss assessment. The examples that teachers brought were superlative. Our discussion was invaluable. 
We built custom standards handbooks.
Took an in-depth look at Book Studies, Learning Walks, Lesson Studies, Accommodating IEP's, Creating a Toolkit, Classroom/Behavior Management.
Took an afternoon STEAM Bot Break to introduce (or review) the Design Thinking Process, Found Object Assemblage, Abstract Art and some whimsy.



Monday, October 14, 2019

Signs for the Art Room

Signs for the Art Room

Dollar Finds Transformed

Before


  After



Before

After


Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Back to School Boards 2019 - 2020

Back to School Boards 2019 - 2020
Bob Ross Growth Mindset quotes
Pineapples & Flamingos






Friday, August 9, 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Fantastic Friday


My school is lucky to have a Summer Recreation Program M-F.  The Public Library - The Old Stone House Library - organizes and sponsors Fantastic Friday activities.  I have the honor of providing the finale. This year we made tape & canvas creations.  45 participants this year and it was so much fun thanks to the help of the library ladies, moms, dads, guardians, camp counselors, my daughter and all of the respectful kids.










Sunday, May 5, 2019

The Hyde Museum

Our local museum is so beautiful.  We are so lucky to have it.  These phone photos don't even do it justice.  Shout out to Jenny Hutchinson, Curator Of Museum Education & Programming.  She does an amazing job! Link to the website below.


The Hyde Collection

Art Show Season



I feel a little bit funny posting about the recipients of this years local art competitions because it is my daughter and her friends.  They are Seniors at our small K-12 School.
Congratulations to my daughter whose work landed in the top 100.  Blind adjudication, annual High School show at the Hyde in Glens Falls, NY.  The show is on display for a month.  
Her friend, landed in the top 200!

Years ago when I was in HS I remember people saying that I had an advantage because both of my parents were Art Teachers.  Even in college I had a professor say (in the middle of a class critique) that the style of the art work that I brought from home was different than the style of my work from school.  He was right about the different style.  His assumption that my parents were helping me was incorrect.  They didn't have time and neither do I. 
Just like me, the art my daughter creates at home is a higher quality than what she creates at school.  I'm guessing time and distractions are factors.

As the child of an art teacher you may have an advantage because of the environment you live in.  My parents enjoyed brainstorming.  It was like a game we played.  One would introduce an idea and the rest would rapidly shout out ideas.  Those ideas would lead to new ideas we hadn't even thought of before.  Fun games!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Embroidery On Paper, Tiny Journals

Embroidery On Paper, Tiny Journals
3 X 4" Watercolor paper scraps with 6 pages of drawing paper inside.  Geometric patterns embroidered on cover.





Link to Printable Geometric Patterns



Thursday, April 4, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019

String Art on Paper Tiny Journal

String Art on Paper Tiny Journal.
Heavy duty watercolor paper 4 x 5.5"
COMPLIMENTS Four.  This series is complete.


Thursday, March 28, 2019

String Art on Paper Tiny Journal

String Art on Paper Tiny Journal.
Heavy duty watercolor paper 4 x 5.5"
COMPLIMENTS Three.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

String Art on Paper Tiny Journal

String Art on Paper Tiny Journal.
Heavy duty watercolor paper 4 x 5.5"
COMPLIMENTS Two.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

String Art on Paper Tiny Journal

String Art on Paper Tiny Journal.
Heavy duty watercolor paper 4 x 5.5"
Starting a little series called COMPLIMENTS.

String Art on Paper Tiny Journal

String Art on Paper Tiny Journal.
Heavy duty watercolor paper 3.5 x 5.5"
Playing with free supplies from NAEA 19.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Embroidery on Paper Tiny Journal

Embroidery on Paper Tiny Journal.
Heavy duty watercolor paper 3.5 x 5.5"
Playing with free supplies from NAEA 19.


Revised Avatar

Revised Avatar

Fairy Tale Tower

In a search for Design Challenges I found fairy tale challenges here: momgineer.blogspot.com
Students will get a kick out of this Tower Challenge.  They need to design an escape.  I made the towers to get them charged up for a creative escape route.
Link to a printable tower:

Kohl's Cares Oliver Jeffers

Kohl's Cares & Oliver Jeffers
Who can resist!  Only $35 for all this - great cause.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

NAEA 19 Journaling by Chance Exquisite Corpse Ice Breaker Activity

Finally unpacking and found these gems from:  NAEA 19 Journal by Chance Exquisite Corpse Ice Breaker Activity.  
The Gratitude Tracker today is for the wonderful participants of this workshop.  Thank you!