Are you creating anything special right now?
I am drawing a lot and I'm planning to make a collage for someone.
To me, art is...
Everything, I think art and singing are my talents, but I want to go realllllllllllllly far with art!
Do you have anything additional to add?
Art at FBCS is amazing. The teacher Mrs. McCullers is awesome. You would absolutely love her! I love art & Mrs. McCullers.
Research methods with Dr. Tillander
I'm excited but anxious. Decisions need to be made for my capstone topic.. Even though I have been thinking about this for awhile, making a final decision has been difficult. I spent time looking back at previous classwork. In the History of Art Education class I was introduced to the philosophy of Victor D’Amico. His ideas and beliefs relating to art education intrigued me. As a result, I created my final project for the class around D'Amico's Art Carnival, a program he developed for MoMA. During my research I found D’Amico’s philosophy to be a student directed method of teaching that resembles a choice-based art education approach to teaching art that encouraged and promoted creativity. For my capstone I will be researching how the philosophy of Victor D’Amico can be applied in the art classroom of today. I intend to create a website that documents my research and the transition of implementing D’Amico’s philosophy in my classroom. I believe this research is needed because it addresses the importance of studying pioneers in the field of art education and it will provide a guide for other art educators interested in transitioning to a student directed method of teaching that promotes and encourages critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity.
Recycled & repurposed
VPK artists explored and experimented with recycling and re-purposing materials. We talked about the saying "one man's trash is another man's treasure" and how some artists, like Robert Rauschenberg, incorporated discarded objects including newspapers, magazine pages and glass bottles, into their artwork. In doing so, he prevented these materials from winding up in landfills and gave them new life as Art!
We read the book "Beautiful Oops!" and discussed if artists should throw away their mistakes, like torn or stained sheets of paper, or if they could try to find creative ways to use them. Students then created the incredible fall foliage paintings from recycled paper, cardboard, and crunched up paper paintbrushes.
Thank you https://www.facebook.com/Parent.Child.Art for the lesson idea.
A short but full week...
Middle school students finished their study on value and tone and began working on their next projects.
1st & 2nd graders finished their paper weaving and many experimented with threading needles and adding yarn. They look beautiful hanging in the Middle School hallways.
Great job 5th grade!