Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Kindergarten Art - First Day

I see my kindergarten students for 50 minutes the first day they come to school. Needless to say they look at me with a bit of skepticism. Who is this, where is my teacher, and really... where is my mom? Oh, and when are we going to paint? Painting next week but lets get through today.  Did I mention that my art rooms (two different buildings) do not have air conditioning? So what do I do?
Crayons and Books!
Color a Crayon:
K students pick their favorite primary or secondary crayon color, draw a picture of something that is that color onto a crayon template, write their name on the crayon drawing and then place in on my giant crayon graph!
Station Break:Read some books about crayons and colors
The Day the Crayon Quit by Drew Daywalt - (I gotta get The Day the Crayon Came Home!)
WOW Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood
Colors for Zena by Monica Wellington

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Fine Arts Festival 2016

Congratulations to the wonderful student artists at Fry Elementary and Clow Elementary. I applaud your talent!



Thursday, March 24, 2016

First General Session at NAEA Convention

Welcoming NAEA members to 2016 Convention in my role as president of the
Illinois Art Education Assiciation. I'm on Jumbotron with IAEA committee co-chairs on stage with me.

STEAM Day at Fry

Student chains in my Stixplosion session.







Sunday, March 20, 2016

Youth Art Month

State of Illinois Youth Art Month winner at the elementary level from Fry Elementary. Art teacher: Joan Mills