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July 2014 Comment Contest...
What do you do in the summer? As art teachers we are go, go, go for 9 months straight. So how so you slow down? Do you do your own art, travel, sleep, workshops...share what you do for a chance to win a
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

2014-2015 Zentangle Classes...

I just signed on to teach Zentangle classes at the Candy Factory in Manassas and the Linton Hall School in Bristow (for the Candy Factory). I am so excited. I will also be teaching weekend workshops as well on other types of art classes!
Oct 9/16 6-8pm Basic Zentangle
Oct 23/30 6-8pm Wearable Zentangle
Nov 13/20 6-8pm Extreme Zentangle
Dec 4/11 6-8pm Zentangle on Found Objects and Accordion Books

Also the 1st Sat of every month starting in Oct from 1-5pm
I will also be doing the Manassas 1st Friday at the Candy Factory on Sept 5th so come out and do some art with me!
Candy Factory Manassass, VA   

I am a and proud of it!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Summer School French Chagall Snails...


 I am teaching elementary summer school 2014 at a title one experimental program that includes art, music and PE. We are tying together what students are learning in the classroom with the fine arts classes. Kindergarten is taking a trip around the world. So in art we went to France. We looked at the work Chagall did during his time in France. We learned to say Bonjour to say hello. We also looked at the book... 
                                                                            written by Massenot, Veronique
The Biggest House in the World by Leo Lionni
                        Because our character is a French snail.  Lionni himself is actually from the Netherlands.

                                                   The Promenade by Marc Chagall

                                                       I and the Village by Marc Chagall 
Kindergarten is also looking at Fair Tail stories and -character, setting, problem, solution, magic, and endings. So we created a main character for our paintings, which is a giant snail and 3 floating small snail friends.  Students had to tell their snail's story when they were finished.

We used 3Do's to attach the small friend snails.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

No Words Needed...

A photo I saw on Pinterest...I could not find the photographer's name but WOW it speaks volumes!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Anansi the Trickster Spider and the Ashanti...

First we drew out Anansi's web using a white pencil and a ruler.

Next we looked at patterns in Ashanti Kente cloth.
Then glued the spider web paper to a 12 x 18 sheet of white paper.

This lesson is for an experimental summer school program and we only have 30 mins-start to finish
so I had to precut all the stamps and limit the colors. However  if you have more time you could have the students cut their own sponges in different shapes to match the symbols of the Kente cloth. I also gave them unsharpened pencils to use as dot stamps.