But only slightly less well known is this……. There are TONS of great careers in the Arts!

This past  month we had Exhibitions at our school.  This is an opportunity for students to stand up in front of their peers and reflect on their past accomplishments, their goals for the future, and how they plan to go about achieving their goals.  Everyone did a fabulous job but I was disappointed with how few students wanted to pursue careers in the Arts!  There were lots of potential doctors, lawyers, and detectives but very few photographers, graphic designers, and art historians.  I blame myself; doctors, lawyers, and detectives get lots of TV time but it’s my job as the art teacher to let kids know about all the great careers to be found in the Arts!  SO I made an informational bulletin board outlining various opportunities for students to shine using their art skills!  I drew my list of careers from a lovely pin I found on Pinterest here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/460282024387697082/ and here is my finished display:

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On a Roll…

Another lesson is up! Learn how to shade and create value with a variety of techniques with my 8th gradersI Go to the 8th grade tab and look for “Creating Value with Pencil.” There are downloadable worksheets to help you create the illusion of 3D figures and objects.  Good luck and have fun!

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New Lesson Added… Weaving!

It’s been ages but I finally added a new lesson!  My lovely sixth graders recently finished their weaving projects and they were so adorably excited about them!  You can find my basic weaving tutorial under the 6th grade tab.  A basic Todd loom isn’t too expensive or if you’re crafty you can make one using a wooden picture frame or cardboard.  Enjoy!20150106_150900