She taught a lesson on cityscapes. The students had to draw them out using foam trays and create a template to make an edition of the print on different colors of papers.
Then they had to mount them to make them stand out. Creating a super layered effect. I saw them and just had to share them with you all!
- · Draw with a pencil a stick figure similar to Stik, the artist’s stick figure
- · No mouth, hands, or feet
- · Use 12×18 Colored Construction Paper. Paint the “Stik” figure white like his work.
- · Outline your stick figure when it dries with a BLACK oil pastel / paint or Marker. Yes, you can use hair dryer to dry quicker.
- · Put on drying rack
- · Clean up paint
- I lead with this lesson on Street Art and follow up with a Graffiti lesson using our Character Education words
Have you ever watched this video? Oh my….love that these boys stood up for what was right!
This one I just had to share…It will make you laugh. As a 26 year veteran teacher, I laughed really hard at this video. Sarcasm at it’s best! If you want to watch the original “You Are The BBQ Sauce” video see my post link above.
Cassie, if you are reading this…we are trying to get our act together and make a Soul Sister Road trip to Art Scouts this summer! to be continued…. 1969
Students create a 12×18 patriotic portrait using the grid technique. There are prepared source images for every president, name labels for the finished portraits, examples, viewfinder tools, and; templates to help with the designs. Recently updated with brand new illustrations of the presidents. 59 pages. PDF format.
See a different approach to the subject matter on this link Presidents Mystery Grid Bundle.
www.outside-the-lines.com © Scott Cummins
Nothing like a Penley, Warhol or Max Presidential Portrait! I do believe Penley is my all time favorite.
I am so blessed to work at a school where the Arts aren’t hidden and they are used in cross curricular project based lessons. Thanks 5th grade teachers for letting me share your student art! I think these are way super fabulous just like you guys…1969
- Frida Kahlo was born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón. The name Frieda comes from the German word Friede, which means peace. She dropped the e from her name around 1935, and subsequently became known as Frida.
- Of her 143 paintings, 55 are self-portraits and 88 are not
She underwent 35 operations as a result of the bus accident she had in her youth
- She frequently included the symbolic monkey. In Mexican mythology, monkeys are symbols of lust, but Kahlo portrayed them as tender and protective symbols.
- The Louvre bought one of her paintings, The Frame. This was the first work by a 20th century Mexican artist ever purchased by the internationally renowned museum.
- Frida Kahlo’s ‘Roots’ holds the auction record for a Latin American piece of art.
- The 1943 work sold for US$ 5.6 million in 2006.
- Diego was 20 years older than Frida.
- Frida was injured in a bus accident at age 15, she died at age 47.
- Frida lived 4 years in the United States, including time here in San Francisco, CA
Check out these Youtube clips below for even more information on Friday!
We are getting ready for our Celebration of the Arts at Maclay on 3/24/2017. Our featured artist study this year is Peter Max. Below is a link to our Celebration.
We have based these colorful portraits off of Peter Max. We have done lessons on him before in other blog post. See below:
For this lesson, we printed out a few photos of our Division Heads then cut them out and glued them down onto 12×18 colored construction paper. Had the kids embellish some details on the xerox copy but mainly focused on the blending of all of the color in the background. Can’t wait to get them in a slide show to share!
Many details of our event have been posted and shared. I will do a follow up post with our fun activities, schedule and booth names, but for now here is a taste of just what our Fine Art Department has going on as of right now.
I do like that we have a logo and a brand for our event. We will only change out the colors each year to update with our theme. Can’t wait to share more….
But for now, enjoy 1969
4 Ways To Deal With A Bully
I have worked in several schools and I must admit that my School Head is on POINT when dealing with these situations. She just has her finger on the pulse of our middle school students. So lucky to be working with her and learning her tricks of the trade to grow my personal awareness and be able to collaborate with my peer faculty members.
UPDATED on 3/7/2017
4 Ways to Deal with a Bully – Summary of Responses
1) What did you think of the video?
Good source of information
Helpful – interesting to watch
Different version of information
Different than what they expected
Good examples – shorter is more effective
Now know what the signs meant
2) What is the main takeaway from the video?
You are the BBQ Sauce
Need to be nice to everyone, even if everyone doesn’t like you
4 ways to deal with a bully
Relaxed – casual people talking about bullying
Bullies are bad
Stand up for people without being mean
We should not be complacent – need to help others
3) How common is bullying here at Maclay?
Much better here than other places
Kids feel safe here
See it a lot – Happens Frequently (break & lunch)
More verbal bullying – “just joking” – sarcastic & shady
Not at all
Pretty common – teasing
No physical bullying
People are too sensitive
Most are benevolent, however some can be malevolent
4) Does age make a difference?
Going to theatre
HS @ lunch – MS @ drama
Yes & No – bullying should not take place
Some older kids think they have power over the younger kids
8th graders are being rude to 7th graders
Older kids think it’s cool to pick on younger folks
Younger kids won’t stand up to older kids
Worse in lower school
5) Are there differences in the bullying experience of girls and boys?
Girls talk behind your back and think that they are better than you
Boys make fun of each other
Girls are biggest bullies – gossip
Boys tease each other more, but get over it
Girls have more drama and are meaner
Girls over react with everything
Guys are more physical – Girls are verbal
Don’t think boys realize they’re bullying
Girls more sensitive
Getting cut from athletic teams can be hard because people talk about you
6) Who do children tell when they are being bullied?
Mom, Sister, Teachers
Tell their friends, especially girls
Boys would tell and adult if they thought someone’s life was in danger
Scared to tell & be labeled a snitch
Guidance – Mrs. Smith
Teachers they’ve known for a while
Parents or their Regent
7) Why don’t some children tell?
Easier to not get involved
Maybe they think if they tell the other person will bully them more
Become a bigger target/Make things worse
Afraid others won’t talk to them
Bully would tell them not to tell. If they did they would not have friends and other students would give them a hard time.
8) What does it feel like to be bullied?
I don’t like being taken advantage of
I haven’t been bullied – harassed (bullying is everyday & consistent…harassment is less frequent)
Bad/Saddening – feel like alone
Ruptures your soul, and it is quite abrupt
9) What is the role of peers in bullying?
Must standup/confront the bully
Depends on the type of bullying – Verbal v Physical
There’s a small group of people in each grade that would talk
Most people would just watch & not speak up
Depends on how bad the problem gets/context
Support the person being bullied – emotionally
10) Are some children more likely to bully than others?
Can’t be explained – jealousy
If you grow up a bully, you’ll continue to be one
Bullies come from unfortunate/uncomfortable lives and bad situations
Bullies are insecure & they need to bully to feel secure & not worry
Small school lends to less bullying because you know everyone