Thursday, January 26, 2017
I signed on with a teacher's membership quite some time ago and have check out the site several times since signing up but never seems to accrue the required amount of merchandise to place an order. Earlier in the month I finally found enough merchandise and placed the first order. Now I am so hooked!!I was delighted when the first order arrived with all of my quality goodies. There was a lot of stuff for my $50.00 purchase. When my art club students ask to do some creating with Duct tape, I knew just were to look to economically purchase the needed supplies. Well, the boxes arrived today. I can't wait to see the kids faces when they come to club next week! We will be in duct tape heaven!
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Fifth grade students are completing a unit on Norman Rockwell. The focus was on the narrative qualities of his work. The complete lesson plan is further down in this post. I wanted to share some of their completed work with you. For the 2nd half of the lesson, I will be coordinating with one of their classroom teachers where they will be writing the narratives to accompany their illustrations. We plan to post work outside of both of our classrooms. I will post illustrations with a QR code link to the written work. She will post the QR code link to the illustrations along with their written work. This will be a great way for both of us to document collaboration in the curriculum.
Overview: Fifth grade students will use artistic details to tell a narrative. They will then follow-up by writing the story to accommodate the work of art. Creating art in the Regionalism style of Norman Rockwell. (1894-1978)
Objective: As an Artist -
I can interpret or create a narrative depiction through art.
I can write a narrative based on the artistic detail of my work of art.
I can create and understand the use of visual cues to tell a story.
Materials: A variety of prints by the American Artist/Illustrator, Norman Rockwell
9 x 12 white drawing paper
Medium of choice (crayons, markers, color pencils, watercolor…)
Week 1: Background history on artist of choice, Norman Rockwell.
Group analysis of a selected Norman Rockwell print with a focus on determining the narrative of the work and searching for the artistic details that contribute to the narrative. If time: break into table groups to analyze an additional work for collaborate sharing.
Week 2: Create in the illustration style of Norman Rockwell. Drawing first in pencil and remembering to add artistic details to enrich the narrative of the illustration.
Week 3-4: Continue to add two illustration with pencil if needed then using medium of choice begin to add color to the composition.
Week 4-5: Once illustration is completed, begin to write the accompanying narrative to tell the story of the work. Use a dictionary, supplied, to check all spelling. Look for good sentence structure and punctuation. Story is minimally two full pages, hand written. Once completed, publish both on Artsonia.
Refer to posted rubric in classroom to determine artistic development.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
First grade students explored a little about Claude Monet this week and his role in the Impressionism movement. My students are investigating print making this month so I attempted a new twist on an old idea for them. You've all probably seen this project all over Pinterest. I don't know who the originator was but it is a terrific project for mono-printing with mixed media. It's terrific because the kids honestly are wowed by it as if it were magic. So with this project in mind, I do it with 2nd grade, I began to experiment for a Monet project that would give similar results with different mediums. I like the idea of focusing on Monet's Japanese garden and that very famous bridge that he has painted so many times. I also wanted to make students conscience of the impressionist style of Monet and not have them rely on just coloring in the picture. I pulled out the Payons, my 1st graders were using these for the first time so it would be a huge treat. I modeled the way they should used them as if they were painting with shot strokes of a brush. They were to be very mindful of using strokes of color and also the intentional direction of the stokes to create the effect we were hoping for of flowing water and growing plants.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
|Instructional poster for reference|
|Student works from 2017|