Lizzy, Race has a recipe in the Art Room

Last Friday morning we had one of our last meetings as a faculty before the students arrived, but one of our first meetings on this topic, Race. It struck a chord in me, because I noticed over the years in working with my students, Race is noticed less with a judgement to follow. Students areContinue reading “Lizzy, Race has a recipe in the Art Room”

PD Days are fun!!

Today was such a super fun PD Day! We got back in touch with our colleagues and made connections with new friends. This sculpture project will be located in our city and points out that DC citizens votes need to count!! After the potluck lunch we broke into 3 sessions: TAS/TLF, Blogging, and Color Theory.Continue reading “PD Days are fun!!”

Assessment examples

These examples of assessments were created by Art Teachers in the class in Assessment in Art.  We had a great time looking over assessments across the country and crafting assessments based off of lessons we currently use.  We found that designing our own assessments gathered more information about our student learning than a standardizedContinue reading “Assessment examples”

Narrative Art

4th Narrative Assessment click here to see follow up questions students answer in completion of assignment This Narrative Art lesson has been one of my favorites!  In the past we have used The Phillips Collection Jacob Lawrence’s The Migration Series to teach students the impact and unity of using the repetition of line, color andContinue reading “Narrative Art”

Back to the Studio List!

Back to School Checklist…after saying ‘Hello!’ and unpacking new art supplies!!! 1. Penny, dollar comments and million dollar phrases a great visual aid discovered on AOE to encourage students to discuss artwork with descriptions beyond “cute, nice, weird” 2. Sketchbooks-load class baskets & insert Top Ten Challenges checklist 3. Analyze Art Wall-great idea from summerContinue reading “Back to the Studio List!”

Blogging Assignment

Blogging with Students In our blogging class, that was so much fun and helpful to have classmates and leadership that motivated important thinking to get started, our last assignment was to create a lesson around Blogging with Students.  I hadn’t thought about that so much yet, let alone blogging for my profession at the time,Continue reading “Blogging Assignment”