Friday, January 20, 2012

Ben Heine

USA Today had a upcoming artist spotlighted on their website a while back and another teacher had to share them with me... I fell in Love!  If you haven't done so, check out Ben Heine


and the cool drawings he does in his Pencil vs. Camera artwork. 

Today my 6th graders started a lesson based on his artwork.  We talked about how cameras capture the world "just the way it is" and how our pencils can capture the world "how we want it to be."  Before they could start their work they had to complete a worksheet where they practiced their pencil skills.  
So far so good.... can't wait to see what happens next week when we start the actual project.  I am also excited to use up a stack of calendars I have had for years as the backgrounds.
 


33 comments:

  1. is there any way you could send the document of this practice work? I am an art teacher at JH level and think that would be great for them. ecosby@cj.k12.mo.us. I would really appreciate it or maybe you could tell me where to get something about the same.

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  2. it would be great if you could upload that worksheet here!

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  3. I would like to do something with my students in the style of Ben Heine. How did it turn out?

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    1. here is a link to our artsonia exhibit. Hope the kids love it...
      http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=486974

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  4. Hi Jen..would you be able to send me the worksheet as well (mariasheilla_donahue@ccpsnet.net)? What an awesome worksheet!

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  5. Hi Jen,
    If you're open to sharing this document, could I please have a copy? I'm a non-artist teacher teaching art!! Thanks! Carole
    lanocaro@cscprovidence.ca

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  6. Hi Jen, I too, am a not-artist teacher teaching art!! Is there anyway you could share this awesome worksheet?
    Thanks! ltes@fruitlandschools.org

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  7. Jen,
    I'm in the same boat at others who've also responded. I've got no formal training in art but I'm teaching it anyway. That worksheet does look great! Would you consider putting it up for purchase on TeachersPayTeachers?

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    1. I will be happy to send it to you if you put your email...

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  8. I would also love your worksheet! Thanks! branumland@me.com

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  9. hi Jen.i am doing a lesson called playing with perspective ,i hv shown them the first picture but i didnt know then who is the artist,but thanks to u i know now,so can u tell me more about the project itself,and you really gonna make my day if u send me a copy of ur worksheet,thanx .(souhmey@hotmail.com)

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  10. Please send me the worksheet as well- this looks wonderful! jayne.latta@gmail.com Thank-you!

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  11. Please send me the worksheet as well- this looks wonderful! jayne.latta@gmail.com Thank-you!

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  12. I am starting value with my 6th graders, would love a copy of your worksheet please. mjohnson@badaxeps.org
    Thanks!

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  13. I am starting value with my 6th graders, would love a copy of your worksheet please. mjohnson@badaxeps.org
    Thanks!

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  14. I would love to have this and any other drawing related worksheets..this is awesome~!!!!! mlogan@mpswardogs.com Thanks!!!!!

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  15. Would love a copy too please! frandazondagh@gmail.com. Thank you!! :-)

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  16. I would love sa copy of your worksheet as well. Thanks in advance. maudlink@gmail.com

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  17. Great lesson! Would love it for my homeschooler. I'm not artistic AT ALL, so thanks for sharing all your wonderful lesson ideas! melissaabrock@gmail.com Thank-you

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  18. I love this worksheet! I teach level 1 high school art, and this would be wonderfully handy. rford@pcsstn.com

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  19. Moving to a choice based curriculum this year and love this worksheet as a mini lesson of the whole group . Would you mind sharing this worksheet? Thanks in advance!
    pyka.erin@gmail.com

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  20. I teach middle school art. Please send me the worksheet! miriamwiner@mac.com

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  21. Im would also like to recive the worksheet! Thank you! Yiskaa1@gmail.com

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  22. Can you please send me the worksheet as well? e.suzanne.deardorff@gmail.com Teaching art for the first time to the freshmen. Thanks!

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  23. If possible, can I please have a copy of the shading worksheet? jacqueline.wiggins@nisdtx.org Thank you so much!

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  24. If possible, can I please have a copy of the shading worksheet? jacqueline.wiggins@nisdtx.org Thank you so much!

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  25. Hi Jen, as a 1st year teacher, I need all the help I can get! Would you please send your worksheet to shelley.bertram@thorndale.txed.net? Thanks!!!

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  26. Great worksheet. I would love a copy as well. awaite@hampton.k12.va.us Thank you!!!

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  27. Hi Jen, I love this lesson and I'm looking for great ideas as a first year teacher. Would you be able to share a copy of the worksheet with me also. Thank you! randim@harrisburg.k12.sd.us

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  28. Could you send the shading worksheet to afeliciano@mcpsva.org
    ? Thank You

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  29. Could I have the worksheet, too!?! gayne.keck@ectorcountyisd.org
    Thanks!!

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  30. Great Value Worksheet! May I have a link to print it as well?

    jacqueline.coskey@republicsachools.org

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  31. I would love this worksheet for my fifth graders. Thanks.
    kdavis@ipahawaii.org

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