March 23, 2014 · 2:53 pm
I am presenting at the NAEA conference in SanDiego, CA the last weekend in March. The National Art Education Association conference occurs once every year rotating throughout major cities in the US. It is a whirlwind of inspiration for artist and art educators and I am thrilled to be sharing my passion this year. If you are curious about enhancing your art display through a variety of interactive and educational media, take a seat and check out my slide presentation. I have no doubt you will discover something new and your eyes will thank you for the visual experience. You can view it by clicking here: The Art Display as a Learning Object
I will also be presenting an Art&Science curriculum I have developed with my colleagues and sharing successful strategies for collaborating with other teachers and disciplines. View The Art Science Connection to discover how these two magical worlds support one another and share so many learning objectives. Click on the photo below to be linked to actual learning experiences from my sister site, ArtEngine.
Have you attended any conferences or presentations lately?
Share what fuels your fire.
Your fellow life-long learner,
January 30, 2014 · 9:56 am
I just had to share this fabulous photo with you all.
You can’t help but feel that gesture. Do you dig it?
I am grateful for the unique instances a photograph can capture so much in a flash. Talk about being in the right place at the right time.
Have a grateful day!
November 29, 2013 · 5:26 pm
“Take Harlems heartbeat, make a drumbeat.
Put it on a record, let it whirl!”
Visit an informative and fun interactive site at MetMedia. Listen to the sounds that inspired Romare, discover the hip artists he grew up around.
We were first introduced to Romare Bearden through a picture book inspired by his life titled “Me and Uncle Romie” by Claire Hartfield. “The Block” is also a rich text that poetically places the collages of Romare Bearden alongside poems by Langston Hughes. I read aloud the poetry to students or have them perform it for the class, then ask them to search for visuals within his mural sized collage that illustrate the terms, sounds and visuals they hear.
Students utilized their knowledge of paper collage to construct a selection of urban buildings. These were then collaged to a colored background and accordion folded for a 3-D effect.
Writing poetry about urban experiences would be a great way to incorporate literacy into this rich art making experience and bring it full circle in connection with the era in which Romare lived and prospered as an artist.