The following games are good sponge activities to use between lessons:
Color – A Color Matching Game
Shape Type – A letter shaping game
Bezier – A game to master the pen tool
Kern Type – A kerning game
The Boolean Game – I have no clue how to play this. If you figure it out, let me know!
Here are some interesting links
Bootcamps – http://www.thoughtsonarting.com/thoughts-on-arting/bootcamps
Say yes to drawing tests – https://artbybarnett.wordpress.com/2015/06/10/say-yes-to-drawing-tests-in-art/
The Art of Education just posted an awesome graphic on helping students write artist statements.
Size Paper? 12″x 18″ minimum
Source Imagery? You take a picture of yourself or a family member. You need to use a reflective surface. Glass, mirror, water, etc.
Medium? pencil or colored pencils
Qualities Evaluated On? Do you use the whole page? Do you have lots of detail? Did you use many of the Elements and Principles of Design? Are you focused on your work or often off-task.
Example from South Stokes High School
Student Examples: Artsonia Gallery Student Examples
South Stokes High School
I have begun research to design my own B5 art room pre-test. Here are a few things I have found on my Pinterest board.
Of special note is a cool article,
Making SLO’s manageable in the art room. and Using Pre & Post tests to Measure Student Growth all from the ARTofEd
A fun activity (though I hate the pop-up ads) is
proprofs 25 question visual art pre-test
Krysta McRae, an art teacher suggested a pre-test include:
What are the 3 Primary Colors?
What are the 3 Secondary Colors?
What are the 6 Tertiary Colors?
What are the Warm Colors?
What are the Cool Colors?
Name the 3 sets of Complementary Colors.
What is a Still Life?
What is a Landscape?
What is a Portrait?
Draw and label three 2-D Shapes?
Draw and label three 3-D Shapes
“If the great European artists of the past were alive today, what kinds of statements would they need to write to explain and justify their work?”
The Artist Statements of Old Masters
Instant Artist Statements
I love how this student did an artist report in their sketchbook.
Here are some of my student’s examples:
I need help in transitioning my room to one that Teaches For Artistic Behaviors. Here are some good blogs & blog posts about TAB I need to read.
Here are the songs from the 2012 prom:
Main Song: Summer Nights- Rascal Flatts
What winners are going to dance to: She’s My Kind of Rain- Tim McGraw
Rack City (clean)-Tyga
The Motto- Drake (clean)
Dance- Big Sean feat. Nicki Minaj
Cashin Out- Cash out (clean)
UP – Love Rance (clean)
Birthday Cake- Rihanna (clean)
Blackout- breathe Carolina
Glad you came- the wanted
Starships- Nicki Minaj
Fishin’ in the dark- Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Booty Work- T-Pain (clean)
WOP- J Dash (clean)
Ayy Ladies- Tyga ft. Travis Porter (clean)
Super Bass- Nicki Minaj (clean)
All the lights- Kanya West
God Gave me you- Blake Shelton
Angel eyes- Love and Theft
Dynamite- Taio Cruz
Club Can’t Handle me- Flo Rida
Take Care- Drake and Rihanna
The whistle song-Juelz Santana
TGIF- Katy Perry
International Love- Chris Brown and Pitbull
Wild Ones- Flo Rida ft. Sia
Summer love- Justin Timberlake
On the Floor- Jennifer Lopez ft. Pitbull
Just Dance- Lady Gaga
Ridin Solo- Jason Derulo
I like it- Enrique Iglesias
We need to figure out the 2015 prom songs!!
I was inspired by Matt Mazur’s lesson Notan From Dark to Light published in the January 2014 issue of Arts and Activities Magazine.
“The Japanese concept of Notan involves a play between dark and light. Some of the Robert Motherwell’s paintings and Japanese characters are good examples of light and dark contrast that connect well to the concept.”
“Paper cutting is a valued form of Japanese folk art – many Notan pieces are collaged, not painted.”
It is important to note that this project deals with Positive and Negative space, Organic and Geometric Shapes and Figure Ground Relationships.