Inspired by my old art teacher, Myron Stephens, I created a magical demo space for my painting demonstrations! It has proven to be really fun overall and designates a specific space for my students to focus in on.
I had the sign painted on Matt board with acrylic paint by my lovely TA and now it is a beautiful addition to my room. The magic library sign is to indicate where I will store all of the example demo canvases, but currently some of my student's work is nestled under there to dry.
Nothing is worse than having an art demonstration or lecture interrupted by the high pitched ring of the classroom telephone. I can't count the number of times I will be mid sentence and be cut off by the repetitive chime.
In order to streamline classroom interruptions, and teach phone etiquette to my students, I have started to allow them to answer my classroom telephone. It became readily apparent though that students needed some extra assistance in being polite and making sure that they get the information needed. I posted this lovely visual on the wall right above my phone!
Most students now refer to this when answering my classroom phone. So I would call it a success!
Always continuing to improve my classroom environment and making sure to have lots of visuals to support academic literacy. Many students have been using these as references when posting their art on our digital gallery and leaving their artists statements.
I didn't create the smaller posters and they can be purchased on Amazon! Overall great quality and sturdy material. I highly recommend to my art teachers out there.
My busy bee 8th grade students are hard at work rendering their Piet Mondrian inspired cubes for their art installation for the show. These cubes are made of cardboard and painted with acrylic paint. They each have explored the use of primary colors, form, composition, and variety within these individual cubes. I cannot wait to put them together as our class installation! So exciting!
I am incredibly impressed with their progress throughout this year and appreciate how hard they have been working. Second semester since we have moved into our art room, students have blossomed with their level of creativity and self expression.
We are incredibly excited to have the opportunity to showcase their artwork: Friday, May 31rst at 5:30pm. Students and the New West Charter Visual Art team hope to see you there!