Friday, October 31, 2014

Day Of The Dead Symmetry

New nine weekers, and to start of this grading period, I thought we would learn about the Day Of The Dead. This is a great way to talk about  Balance and Color; hue, value and intensity.

Happy Friday, LKC

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ceramics For Days

Dude. We are already into the second nine weeks. I can't believe it. But before I jump headlong into the projects we are doing now, I would be remiss if I didn't share the past nine weeks completed ceramics projects.

For our face cup rubric click here.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Classroom Of The Walking Dead

This summer I attended the ART of Ed's summer online conference and holy cow did I learn a lot. My favorite project was the Zombie Face Morph from Mr. McCormick Art. I don't know about you but my kids are REALLY into the Walking Dead... and since talking about art careers is an important part of the art curriculum, this project fit the bill. Please note, I realize that not all children are into zombies, so I opened this project up to any sort of face more. I had one student carve the face into a pumpkin, another into a Dia De Los Muertos skull and another a minion. Students had pretty much free reign on what they were going to create. But many many many of them chose zombies. And they ended up being a bit gruesome. Next time I teach this I am going to steer away from the grotesque and give them more structure on what to do. That being said, everyone of my students said this was their favorite project and many of them stayed after school to continue working on it.

If you would like a copy of our rubric, click here.


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