I have admittedly had a harder time updating with all the activities and days off we’ve been having with Fridays. Fridays are typically my updating day. However, I attended the NAEA (National Art Educators Association) conference this past weekend at McCormick place and I came back totally inspired (even more so ;)) and absolutely dedicated to the idea of regular consistent updates, even if it kills me!!
I attended a lecture on Art Teacher Blogging, which was led by the phenomenonal Cassie Stephens http://cassiestephens.blogspot.com/, Phyllis Brown http://plbrown.blogspot.com/, and Laura Lohmann http://paintedpaperintheartroom.blogspot.com/. All incredible art teachers and totally inspiring. I even had the opportunity to take a picture with Phyl who I am sure was like “Who is this crazy lady asking for pic?” Anyways here we are and I look completely geeked (which I was!)
I can’t wait to share some of the techniques, lessons, and ideas I’ve gained from the NAEA conference in my lessons to come!
Anyhoo, going back to the Picasso lesson I taught not too far back: the results are in and they are…drum roll please: …..STUNNING!
I’ll guide you through the steps/process I took for this lesson. First I had the students illustrate faces and color them in using coloring blocking. This lesson was altered for the nursery school students since obviously their fine motor skills are a bit limited. Then I had them cut their faces up and rearrange to create a face in the style of the Marvelous Pablo Picasso. Gluing them onto black paper made for a more dramatic effect. This lesson is great because it can be tweaked and altered for ages 3-10.
Here are a few more results!
I hope you all have a great Tuesday despite these clouds and forecasted rain. Up NEXT: Purim!!!