I thought I’d share a little art teachery stuff. I had the opportunity last year to do some freelance art lesson plans for the art materials company Grafix. I thought you’d like to see the lesson plan I did for teens on the selfie as art form. I want to thank my lovely teen niece who sent me a selfie to use in my sample lesson (because frankly no teen would be as inspired by my 5o-something selfie!) follow the link if you want to down load the lesson plans for free Grafix Selfie as Art Form Lesson Plan(that’s the not selfish part).
Never fear we over 50’s can do the selfie thang too! This selfie of me, using the same Grafix products, will be in the next issue of Cloth Paper Scissors.
Oh and this selfie series will be in the next issue of Quilting Arts Magazine (also using Grafix printable transparencies).
This month has sailed by I can’t believe it’s October 31st! I want to share with you some of my art teaching highlights, and since a picture is worth a thousand words….. here you go:
10/11/14 Here is the sweetest group of nine and ten year olds you would ever want to meet. We went for a walk and gathered leaves they laid those under a piece of glass from dollar store frames – then outlined the leaves with paint marker. Then flip and paint the other side with acrylic paint. Let dry pop back in frame … they loved the results.
10/12/14 Encaustic collage Playshop. An all day exploration of collage encased in encaustic medium, look at those smiles! There where eight happy creative campers that day and everyone left with an armful of art!
10/20/14 St. Paul’s Healdsburg Women’s Group mad Our Lady of Guadalupe altars using art papers, and traditional and non traditional Mary images.
10/21/14 Kindergarteners at Healdsburg Elementary School cut a kindergarten version of “Papel Picado” for a Dia de Los Muertos art (skull drawings were added later). They were so excited it was like opening a birthday present as they unfolded each one they cut. They turned out remarkably well for ones with beginning fine motor skills!
10/24/14 Teaching at the CREATE Conference in Seattle. I had a wonderful class for my 6 hour Luminaria workshop. Plenty of time to explore and try out all kinds of ways to decorate the Grafix Dura-lar substrate.
10/25 More CREATE Seattle teaching. A Marathon day of nine hours of iPad art. One 6 hour class teaching the Brushes app… the one with the feathers is my demo piece for the day. Then a 3 hour evening class teaching the Art Rage app- the apple is my demo piece.
It’s been fun but I need a little break. Right now I just have my 3 days a week at the Elementary school on the Calendar but more to come in December…. I’ll keep you posted!