Congratulations to Karis (currently in 3rd grade) who had the above piece of art chosen for the 2016-2017 Illinois Art Education Traveling Student Art Show. Her piece is one of only 40 chosen from hundreds submitted to tour the state of Illinois in multiple exhibits through out the year. She will be honored at a reception in Bloomington, IL during the IAEA conference.
I designed a project over the summer for my 3rd graders where we will observe, sketch, draw, decorate, paint, and ultimately animate a carousel horse.
I gathered calendar images as resources and designed a couple handouts to give my artists as many sources to reference for their work as possible. On the first day of the project we watched a brainpop video about horses, saw a slideshow video of carousel horses, then did a practice sketch.
During this lesson we closely looked at a handout I designed to help my students learn to sketch, observe, and add detail to make a carousel horse. You can download it here.
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I have two fugleflicks that reinforce some of the concepts we are exploring in this lesson:
Observational drawing and Contour line drawing (called "Drawing from Experience").
Kindergarteners began the school year learning about the primary colors: red, yellow, and blue. We poured them into the center of our paper, folded it in half, and watch the colors mix into a symmetrical design. It reminded us of butterflies. So we will turn them into butterflies with construction paper and googly eyes next week. Meanwhile we imagined that each artist was the body of their own butterfly for these images.
See the gallery on Artsonia here.
Here is a little "how to" for making these in Keynote (on a Mac):
Tricia Fuglestad's Slidely by Slidely Slideshow
Students completed their physical piece of art by learning how to make a butterfly body by measuring a good SIZE and designing a good SHAPE for their symmetrical paint wings. These can be viewed in their gallery here.
After installing QUIVER on all the art room iPads, I printed the Quivervision Dot Day coloring page. I modified it to help kindergarteners make a colorwheel on the Dot with the three primary color crayons: Red, Yellow, and Blue.
First graders are making a Wild Thing painting inspired by the book, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. We've done this project in the past and it has been very popular. Below are two first graders I caught wearing their wild things in the art room. Their families purchased it from Artsonia's giftshop. How fun is that?!
Click here to see a gallery of student Wild Things on Artsonia.
Visual Texture Fugleflick
To learn about visual texture (drawing something the way it would feel if you could touch it) is explained in this musical Fugleflick video created by first graders below.
Or, students can pose as if they are with their wild thing using the Green Screen app by DoInk. The movie below was from many years ago using photoshop. This is soooo much easier to do with the app (whew!).
NextVista.org hosts an online video contest for students. They give feedback to filmmakers, have a panel of judges, and encourage students to view their movies around the country. Each video entry teaches a school related concept or lesson in 90 seconds or less. Many of ourFugleflicks have qualified for this contest so we've entered it often.
Last Spring we entered LEARN TO FLY in the teacher made category and MOVEMENT in the collaboration category into their Creative Sprouts contest and WON BOTH!
Congratulations to all the students who helped make these fun and informative videos.
We've been celebrating International Dot Day in my art room for many years. I thought I put together some of our ideas and resources in one place.
Here is a link to the Dot Day Tumblebook or click on the image to the left.
Quiver partnered with Dot Day by creating an Augmented Reality experience with the Dot drawn in the center of the coloring page. Visit their site to download the standard page or check out my kindergarden dot page here.
I love to draw portraits. That's my thing. My most challenging portrait lesson is the 3/4 pose. I designed a step-by-step tutorial for my students to guide them through mapping out the face, measuring the features in proportion to the whole, and creating a contour line drawing of their face turned to the side so only 3/4 show. Download the lesson from tpt here.
Watch the slideshow of presidential portraits to see how artists have painted. Look for their use of value and 3/4 poses.
When we finish our portraits we will take a digital picture of them on our iPads, erase the backgrounds in superimpose and layer them into a magazine template. Here students will get a chance to describe the things they will one day do to make their mark on the world for good.
See this lesson and resources here.
We're going to celebrate International Dot Day in the art room with a coloring collaboration. Each of these three paintings by Vincent Van Gogh have been converted into coloring pages then enlarged into oversized posters (using blockposters.com). 4th graders are going to each get a piece of the puzzle to color as we watch the videos below about Dot Day and Van Gogh's life/work. We will see how our unique mark making combines with others as we fit all the pieces together on the mural wall. There is no right or wrong, just a chance to learn about Vincent van Gogh while we color and be apart of a collaboration. So, let's VAN GOGH AHEAD AND MAKE OUR MARKS!
We just learned that our Fugleflick, MOVEMENT, created by a group of 16 fifth graders in Spring of 2016 was selected from 1000 entries to screen at the Chicago International Children's Film Festival this year! (See the full list of films that will screen from professional filmmakers and students). Admission into this festival is fiercely competitive so we are SO excited to be selected. The audience for the festival is global. People fly in from around the world to attend. This is going to be the sixth Fugleflick to ever screen in at CICFF. See this post from 2012 to view a short slideshow of what the event looked like for our filmmakers. Visit this page to see our others.
MOVEMENT is a short fugleflick, student-created, art related movie, made by 5th graders to show students many ways they can add movement, a principal of design, into their art work.
Students used creative green screen techniques highlighted in this post.
This movie already debuted at a local film festival. View photos and article here.
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Tricia Fuglestad, NBCT 07
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