Student Art: view the gallery
Students use patterns to fill these cats. This Fugleflick, Repeat, talks about line, color, and shape pattern. See my students working while listening to this music video.
Other Cats (safeview)
Digital Version of this lesson:
Six canvases were masked out with tape to spell the word CREATE.
These canvases will be covered in paint spread by Spheros driven by families using iPads.
We borrowed spheros from Windsor and Patton to make a set of 6 (one per canvas). Then covered them with special washable covers to add texture to the art and protection to the robotic devices as the are directed to run through the paint to spread it.
The Set Up:
Results: purple mush-UGH!
So, we learned TWO things about sphero painting as we worked
1. It only takes about 15 minutes to paint a small canvas.
2. Spheros only hold their charge for an hour or less.
Both of these things were learned while we were working on our HOUR long event. This meant that we over-worked the canvases almost immediately and ran the spheroes down in charge before the last session ended (UGH).
Results 2.o: 5th graders to the rescue
I asked the 5th graders in 5-1 to see if they could FIX this problem while using up the rest of the poured paint (that would have gone down the drain). The challenge was to make an abstract design with overlapping CLEAN colors.
I re-taped the letters on the canvases and we gave it a try. The plan was to make a mark on each canvas to give them unity and balance without MUSHING up the colors. We started with paint brushes but switched to popsicle sticks half-way through class so that our mark making was looser and the application thicker.
Finished Art (see our gallery)
Resources: Two Bear Books Read by Me
Corduroy's Button: song
Download the Lesson: on TpT
Visual Texture: music video
This doesn't happen everyday, so I wanted to make sure I have this posted and documented in some way. On May 3rd I was honored with two visitors who were going to be in Chicago and wanted to meet. Megan came in from Oklahoma City and Paula was in from New Zealand. She wrote a very detailed and awesome post about our visit.
Take a look and also explore her website about her very innovative Makerspace.
View our Entry for the What's Your Story
Internet Safety Contest
(Won the 2nd Place Prize)
View this musical tribute to the hard working teachers at Dryden and the students they love to teach.
Tricia Fuglestad, NBCT 07
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