Friday, November 30, 2012

A little bit of this and a little bit of that...

Coming back from Thanksgiving Break proved to be a still highly productive week.  Students in all classes are working hard and working in a variety of materials.  Here are a few pictures to spotlight what is taking place!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Installation art and thankfulness!

This past week Mrs. Self, Mr. Lashaway and myself began a cross curricular project that will eventually become and large installation piece in the entrance of Edison Middle School.  So far Mr. Lashaway's students have cut out these large letters to spell out EDISON and our students have begun painting them.  In the coming weeks and months we will be adding texture to handmade clay circles with the goal if eventually completing a mosaic.  More on this later.... but for now most of our students seem to have turkey, football and time away form school on the brain.  Happy Thanksgiving to all!  I know I am thankful to be a part of such an excellent district.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Adding a little art to our space!

Teaching at Pfeiffer Intmediate has been a great experience and the classroom space is beautiful.  But with the big hallway windows, we sometimes feel like fish in a bowl:)  Painting the windows this past week has been a great way to add color and use them as a learning tool.  So far I have painted a Klimt inspired tree with Kandinsky inspired circles and am in the process of adding a Don Drumm sun.  Students love seeing their art teacher paint.  And I love adding to it everyday.  "The earth without 'art' is just 'eh'."

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

What's all the buzz about?

It's conference week at Edison and Pfeiffer and so we have been working hard to try and get everything in order to have some beautiful displays for parents to admire as they wander throughout the building.  I love mid semester when students are gaining confidence and diving into some of the messier media.  Here are some pictures of our current displays as well as some finished products.  You can read more about these projects on our Art Explorations and Art 1 tabs.