Comment Giveaway Contest for May...

The monthly comment contest (leave a comment and your email address for a chance to win a $50 Dick Blick gift card. Winners will be announced the first day of each new month)
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Teaching Art- Developing the capacity to think creatively and the ability to make connections....Project Zero

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March 2015 Comment Contest Give-a-Way...



Leave a comment for a chance to win a $50 Dick Blick gift card !
This month's topic is:

1. MARCH IS YOUTH ART MONTH (YAM) WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO CELEBRATE THIS EVENT IN YOUR SCHOOL?

OR QUESTION 2...


2. ARE YOU A ZENTANGLE ARTIST...HAVE YOU EVER TAKEN A ZENTANGLE CLASS FROM A CERTIFIED ZENTANGLE TEACHER (CZT)? ARE YOU A CZT, IF SO DO YOU TEACH AND WHERE? FEEL FREE TO LEAVE A LINK TO YOU CZT WEBSITE.


  • Each comment is one entry and you may enter as often as you like!
  • You may answer one or both questions, each comment is another chance to win.
  • Make sure you have or leave a good contact email-If you do not wish to leave your email publicly you can email me your email address at:  doodleallday@hotmail.com
  • If you win you will be contacted by email, you have 30 days to claim your prize.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Artsonia....

Our first trip down the Artsonia trail....
I bought a new apron with "Stacking Fish" by a 2nd grade student.

Please view the Cedar Point Artsonia Page

The Studio in the Snow...2015


2nd Grade Gustav Klimt Sleeping Bags...

2nd grade student work 
Based on the art of Gustav Klimt

Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907), which sold for a record $135 million in 2006
Ronald Lauder for his Neue Galerie in New York City 

The Kiss 1907–08, oil on canvas

I see, I think, I wonder...

Some great handouts from edutopia
to help you get started on your I see, I think, I wonder! journey





Some great roadmaps to help start the routine of I see, I think, I wonder...

Changing the way I see my art room and teaching...

I think after 10 years of teaching elementary art I may have gotten into a rut. I think a am great with the kids and I write awesome lessons plans but I just seem to be missing something. Like I am just following the rules, and what artist wants to do that?

It's time for a change. A refocus if you will. I am not just going to teach my kids art but I want them to see and think like and artist. I want them to question the world around them and stop thinking like a test taker. I do not every want to hear "is this on a test". The world is going to test you enough so I want my students to be able to see with their eyes and hearts so they will be ready for the real questions that will come at them.

So were to begin this new journey? First I will start be asking better questions or questions at all, since I may have let that slide some to get ready for this show or that contest or getting all the state standards in before the next snow day. So here is where I have decided to start:





See Think Wonder
A routine for exploring works of art and other
interesting things
  • What do you see?
  • What do you think about that?
  • What does it make you wonder?