Thursday, October 22, 2015

Create Make and Learn Summer Course Leads to Excitement and Engagement

What happens when an art teacher takes a Maker's class? We get jazzed about circuitry. Instructor Jill Dawson helped me lead students through a paper circuitry lesson using copper tape, LED lights and batteries. Students were excited to make a simple circuit design that they could light up and take home. Many students asked about using these supplies in their regular art making. Others wanted to know where I got them so that they could get some to use at home. Our next task will be using these skills to add lights to our lanterns for the 6th annual River of Light Parade. This year's theme is BUGS. Can't wait to see what the students will do with them.

Jill Dawson demonstrating a simple circuit.
Students figure out how to make their bulb light up with just a battery.

Working with copper tape.
More copper tape work.
All sorts of creatures came to life with lights.
Hard at work.

A two headed monster.
A cyclops? A scuba diver?

Friday, May 22, 2015

The 2015 Art Show is Open for Viewing

From now until May 28th you can view the 
TBPS Choice Based Art Student Art Show.


Closing Reception
May 28th

You'll see Sculptures

Kindergarten and Preschool 
Art Displays are in the Cafeteria.

Check out the Fezbit Kingdom

 First and Second Grade Drawings and Paintings
And much, much, more. . .
We hope you can join us!


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The 2015 TBPS Art Show - Details Below

It's always exciting in a Choice Art Studio. What's new about this year's show? As part of the new National Art Standards, we're piloting the Presentation Standard: "Applying the skills and language of specific arts discipline, students will demonstrate the ability to present in the arts." So the students are preparing their work for presentation and will be helping to curate the show. Our goal is that the Art Show will be ready on May 18th. 

There will be a closing reception on Thursday, May 28th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. If you are unable to make that two hour window, you can come into school beginning May 18th and take a look around. One of the benefits of having students help curate is that they will know exactly where their art is in the show.  We hope you can join us!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Painting Wall

Of all of the new areas in my classroom this year, The Painting Wall, has been a favorite.