May 1st was the opening reception for the Arlington Heights Memorial Library School District 25 Art Show. Dryden artists and their families mingled with student artists from across the district to celebrate the beautiful art.
Congratulations to Klaudia (4th grade) for winning the program cover design contest. (See all entries) Her artwork (shown to the left) will represent Dryden on the cover of the program handed out the night of the Cultural Arts Festival on Friday, March 8th at Thomas Middle School beginning at 6pm (free admission).
Dryden will also show two banners full of student art (certificates will be sent home with the selected student artists on Feb.22nd. See the banners below show the art chosen for display). That night will also be the big screen debut of the new Fugleflick, Different is Good
and a chance to see our all school Common Core Crazy video which debuted at the District Variety Show once again.
P. S. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the cultural arts festival event on March 8th. Mrs. Beihoffer has volunteered to stand in my place. Thank you! I will be at the National Art Education Conference in Texas to accept my award for Western Region Elementary Art Teacher of the Year. This is the first year I'm missing the event, so please stop by and pose for your photo with Mrs. Beihoffer so I can have some great pictures of what I missed and celebrate with you:)
I am fortunate to be in a district that believes in providing professional development to their art teachers. I will be attending and presenting at the Illinois Art Education Association conference today and tomorrow.
Today I will present on Creative Digital Art Projects (view the companion site).
Dr. Craig Roland was the keynote speaker on Friday. He talked about building a Personal Learning Network to energize your teaching and open the doors of opportunity for students. He used this slide in his presentation showing me with three others in my PLN, Theresa McGee (IL), Samantha Melvin (TX) and Suzanne Tiedemann (NJ). We presented a sessions called Dynamic Collaborations and iPads in Art at last year's NAEA conference.
Our 4th grader, Kenzie will be honored on Saturday for having a piece chosen for the IAEA Student Art Show. Her piece (created when she was in 3rd grade) was one of only 40 selected to travel the state in this year long exhibit.
Update: See the video from the a celebration below:
See a previous post announcing this.
Interested in learning about this project? View my post about Our Wish for the World
The district has art up from all 9 buildings for the entire month of May at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. Come by and see! Here is a preview from the artists' reception on Tuesday night. See the picts below or the animoto video that includes all the pictures I snapped.