For my final project in Mapping & Place I decided to create a book that maps out the places I go on a regular basis. I wanted to include a variety of maps while at the same time using elements to give the book a cohesive and unified feeling. Here is link to my completed book: Mapping the routine
Carina, Alexandra, & I met on Skype Wednesday night. We began by discussing different options for a derive and decided to search for a virtual art museum tour. We selected Egyptian Antiquities at the Louvre in Paris. Before starting, we had to figure out the tour navigation tools. There was a map on the bottom left that contained descriptions and links for each room. When you entered the rooms there were objects you could click on for more information. Once we felt we comfortable, we proceeded to view the exhibit. Some rooms we chose by name, some we chose by randomly selecting a number. There were times when we got separated and we were calling each other to come see what we found. We all agreed on a few favorite stops along the way. The first was something we referred to as the baboon paperweight in Room 6. It had a gold ball on its head, green and blue coloring and beautiful carving. The jewelry in Room 9 also got our attention. There was a gold serpent bracelet and a ring of welded coils. The ring included water lily buds and the craftsmanship was amazing. I believe our derive was a good experience. None of us had done anything like this before and we all enjoyed our time together.
We took screen shots throughout our tour and created a Pinterest board to document our derive:
Middle school artists are learning about our community as they work on two projects--creating a statue that represents the Treasure Coast and creating a 3D yarn and foil map of their neighborhood. For more information on these lessons click here: Community Statues - Community Maps
1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade artists have been learning about illustrators Eric Carle and George Rodrigue. After watching how Eric Carle created illustrations with tissue paper, students sketched ideas for their own tissue paper creations. They are now adding the finishing touches to their artwork with watercolor. I can't wait to see these hanging in the hallway!