Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Happiness in each new tab...

A while back a blog post came through my reader that seemed interesting (you can read it here). Richard Bryne was sharing the awesome Google Chrome extension that allows you to enjoy a new art image every time you open a new tab.

It is really pretty awesome.

I have really enjoyed all the different images that come through.  Here is today's:

Friday, March 20, 2015

Animated Drawings

So I have a cousin who is a CRAZY, TALENTED artist.  Her name is Catherine Meier and she makes the most beautiful drawings of the prairie and she animates them (you can check her out here).

Our 6th grade classes started our latest project by watching her "Plains Projection."  The students then drew the prairie, focusing on the sky and grass that surrounds our town.  When they were done, we used the app iMotionPro to make something appear in their drawings.  As this was their first time with stop motion drawing so their drawings are a bit short.

I put their drawings together into iMovie to make these fun video's.  

Here is Tuesday's

and Friday's.  

Monday, March 16, 2015

Radial Printmaking

My students do their printmaking on Nasco's Safety Kut which has two usable sides.  We used the first side for our Joan Miro Microscopic prints.  For the back side I had the students "start at a corner" and make a design.  We then printed their design 4 times to create a radial design. I love them...

Sunday, March 15, 2015


I can't believe what I just did....

I just finished planning out the remainder of the 2014/2015 school year.  I mean like, put it on the calendar planned it out.

That is crazy.

It feels like the year just started.  Wow.

Well, hold on because here goes the last 9 weeks.

Monday, March 9, 2015


inspirARTion is a free Google app that I have fallen in love with.  
You can download it at the Google store.

I love that this app is designed for helping students draw images using the lines of symmetry.  You can select the horizontal line of symmetry, the vertical line of symmetry or several number of multiple axis' for radial symmetry.  The students love creating with it and I love seeing what they do.  Here are a few projects we have done with it. 

You can check out lessons we have done on artsonia: