Thursday, August 30, 2012

Looking for Tiles

I am planning on doing a mosaic project with my sculpture class and I am in need of colorful tiles.  If you have recently, or maybe not that recently, put tile in your house and have some left over I would love to have the extra or broken pieces. 
Also I am always looking for house paint if you have any of that that you would like to get rid of.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Paper Sculptures

Here is our first project of the year!!  The painting/sculpture class has made paper sculptures.  I started with giving them ten different lines that they had to draw on a piece of paper and then I told them to turn those lines into a 3D sculpture out of construction paper.

Joslynne's Drawing

Joslynne's sculpture

Sammy's Drawing

Sammy's sculpture

Cody's drawing and sculpture

Chad's drawing

Chad's sculpture


Monday, August 6, 2012

Thinking out loud

Well we are in the last two weeks of summer vacation and I have been trying all summer to come up with a way to use more technology in my classes.  I have debated creating a seperate blog for them, setting up a twitter account, or I have found a couple of sites like edumondo or weebly.  If anyone has some thoughts or ideas I would love to hear them.

My thoughts on using the technology would be to introduce new artists, ask questions, post contests, inform about assignments and whatever else I can come up with. I have played with the idea of making it manditory for them to post a comment once a week or just having it be there and hope they see it.  But that brings me back to what type of technology should I use if I am making it manditory?  What if they don't have a twitter account or have internet at home?  They should be able to get it done during school, but what if they can't.  And then how many points do I make it and do I make it a seperate catagory or would it be in that realm of sketchbook criteria?

Any thoughts?  I would love to know if someone has an idea.