Thursday, December 19, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

2 days before ChrChaKwacation Advent Calendar - Ojos de Dios weavinG

Ojos de Dios Pinterest Board
material list
2 sticks

Watch the video and then try making a Ojos de Dios. If you don't get it see if your neighbor has understood. Some students have made these before and can help you. If you understand then offer to help someone that has not understood at your table.
Make a Ojo de Dios, write a sentence and turn in your God's Eye to be photographed before you take it home today.

2 days before ChriChaKwacation Gods Eyes on Artsonia

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

3 Days before ChrChaKwacation Advent Calendar - Licorice Star Art

Look at the licorice stick and what pattern/texture do you see?
What pattern can you creatively create with licorice on your gold star?
Create a pattern on your star with black sharpie and fill in colors next.
Then eat your licorice stick. 
I'll photograph your star, give you string, you write a sentence about it and then you can take it home.

Licorice Star Pinterest Board

Monday, December 16, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

5 days before ChrChaKwacation Advent Calendar - Miniature Hidden candy cane painting

Paint a painting of your candy stick then you can eat it.
Hide the candy stick in your painting
Pinterest Board candy cane art
You can also paint the easel!
What's an easel ?
When it is done go over some details with Sharpie.
Have me photograph it and take it home today
Five days before ChriChaKwacation Candy Cane Paintings on Artsonia

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Mask - Sketches and sketchbooks are important as a way for an artist to work out what they want to do.

Masks on Artsonia
Sketching in your sketchbook is an important part of the art class. You draw whatever you feel like drawing that day. No one tells you what to do in your sketchbook but you. What bothers you - you can draw. What's on your mind - you can draw. What you are happy about - you can draw and once a week one drawing you choose from your sketchbook will be photographed and put on Artsonia. Each assignment we do, you are required to think about and sketch before you start the project and work out ideas. Below are examples of sketches and the clay masks made from the sketches. Do you think sketching for a project is important (always)?
Jhania's clay mask

Jhania's sketch for her clay mask

Dayana's sketch for her clay mask
Dayana's clay mask
clay box

sketch for clay box

Laurie's sketch for her clay mask

Lauries' clay mask

Jhania's sketch for her clay mask

Jhania's clay mask
Esmeralda's clay mask

Nayeli's sketch for her clay mask
Nayeli's clay mask

Saturday, October 26, 2013

art class survey

200 students not having had art 2 years in a row

 Welcome to my world. My world is art. This is my world.
art history art room windows
Window thrown out because vice principal couldn't see out. Years worth a work.
math mosaic part
music mosaic part

What middle school student is on the cover of Time Magazine?

directions for Magazine Self Portrait 
Watch the video.
You are famous and on the cover of a magazine. 
Think why you are on the cover of the magazine and from those ideas, start... 

  • Your first name in a nice font.
  • Background about why you are on the cover.
  • Three words about why you are on the cover.
  • Paint with watercolors finish with markers.

materials you will need:
photograph of your face
magazine template
color wheel templates

Friday, October 25, 2013

Words that Create Art

  • Create a self-portrait word collage from magazines, cutting out and gluing words about you in the tray. 
  • From this collage you are taking the words and making a Wordle (word collage) on the computer.       
Word Collage tray by Sophia

Wordle by Esmeralda
Wordle by Anna

Saturday, October 12, 2013


The purpose of this blog is to have students use technology in the art room aligned with common core. Using art to learn about technology and using technology to learn about art. Blogging will have students writing, aesthetics and developing as artists.

It will also have links to anything art.