Karis was honored for her beautiful art when was selected from over 800 pieces to travel the state in the traveling exhibit. See this post dedicated to her.
I popped into a makerspace session and tried out a 3Doodler start pen. The teacher suggested this brand with one pen per color to conserve plastic filament.
I just returned from my state art education conference in Bloomington-Normal, IL. I had opportunities to mingle with art teachers from across the state, attend presentations on a variety of topics, present on iPad animation ideas, attend award luncheons and gallery receptions, hang out with my D25 colleagues, connect with artists, special presenters, exhibitors, see my student honored for her artwork which was selected for the traveling exhibit, and soak in lots of ideas for how to improve my art program at Dryden.
I learned about a stand alone system called Game Frame that plays pixel art as an animation. I also learned about Glitch Art made from intentionally corrupting an image file by changing it to a .txt file playing with the code then reverting back to .jpg. I went to try this during the Hour of Code week with my 5th graders. I also saw some demonstrations of Aurasma from D211 high school art teachers and visualized some solutions that might work for bringing augmented reality to our Dryden art displays.
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.
The show will travel to the Palatine Public Library for April 2017. That's very nearby so plan to stop in and take a peek at the best of the best of K-12 art education.
View what this art show reception
has looked like for our past winners:
Aleena in 2014
Klaudia in 2013
Kenzie in 2012
Kristelle in 2011
Anthony and Rachel in 2010
I am feeling very fortunate to have had a chance to be around educators again even for a short time. Now that I've been home on a medical leave to help Mr. Fuglestad, I hadn't been able to get out at all. Actually, this trip to the Illinois Art Education Conference in Lisle, Illinois was my first big outing since the accident thanks to the fact that it was a close drive and family graciously volunteered to help out at home. I am grateful that I was able to congratulate my friend and nominee Deyana Matt for winning Art Educator of the Year and see my student recognized for being one of only 40 artists to have a piece of art in the state-wide traveling art show.
While attending the conference I was able to reconnect with many friends who have been kind and supportive, sit in on some great sessions, and hear some inspirational keynote speeches.
Unfortunately I missed my own award ceremony in Indiana. I was awarded a Jacobs Educator Award however an overnight trip at this point in Mr. Fuglestad's recovery didn't seem wise. I hope to connect with them in the Spring. You can view my video submission for the award in this former post. I just saw that the date it was posted. It was only days before the accident that changed everything. But, the world keeps going, kids keep on growing, and thankfully bodies keep on healing. We hope to be back as soon as we can.
I heard great news today for our Kindergarten artist Aleena. Her self-portrait was chosen from over 750 pieces submitted from art teachers throughout the state of Illinois to be a part of the 2014-15 Illinois Art Education Association Student Art Show. She will be honored at the artist award celebration with the other 39 students who had art selected for this year-long traveling art show.
Congratulations to Riley who created this percolated still life drawing at the end of her Kindergarten year. Her piece was one of only 6 images (view the six Dryden Finalists here) I was allowed to submit for judging in the 2014 Illinois Art Education Association Youth Art Month Poster Contest. Her percolated still life was one of 14 selected from art images submitted by art teachers from across the state for this prestigious honor.
Riley's still life will be part of poster design that will be sent to every school building and political leader at the capital as part of the observance of youth art month in March.
This is the 4th time a Dryden artist has been chosen for the IAEA YAM Poster design.
View Oscar's in 2010
View Kaitlyn's in 2011
View Robert's and Ben's in 2013
The IAEA Student Art Show is a year-long traveling exhibit of selected pieces of K-12 student art. This year there were over 640 pieces submitted for consideration. Congratulations to Klaudia (center) from Dryden Elementary. Her monochromatic Old Guitarist paper sculpture was one of the 40 pieces chosen. Watch a quick slideshow of the awards ceremony here or below.
I taught a walk-in (free) 90 minute iPad workshop on Friday morning at the conference. We looked at using Sketchbook Express for a bunch of different art learning experiences including portraits, digital collages, and drawing landscapes using shapes. See the artwork workshop attendees uploaded to Artsonia using the Classroom Mode in this gallery. View my lesson page here.
I attended some wonderful sessions at the conference to get my mind thinking about visual languages for programing like SCRATCH for tinkering spaces with squishy circuits so students can join the maker movement. I hope to explore the Plugin studio to figure out how to bring these ideas to my art students.
I participated in a panel discussion with International (Olivia Gude), National (Deborah Reeve), Regional (Laura Milas), Higher Ed (Richard Siegesmund), and Museum (Marissa Reyes,) art education leaders to discuss changes needed in our field. This felt like a huge stretch out of my comfort zone (my theme for the week) especially since I am k-5 art teacher who holds no official leadership position. Normally I do show and tell presentations where I let my students' work do the talking. On this panel I couldn't hide behind animations, videos, and artwork. I had to talk about my practice and my ideas for art education which I found to be very challenging in itself but considerably more so considering my distinguished colleagues. However my trip to Washington DC to discuss changing education to create innovators was fresh on my mind and fueled many of my responses. Thankfully, art educator Mark Hays, recorded most of the conversation and shared the file with me. You can watch the discussion below or at this link. (Thanks Mark)
Below is what Carol created after class using some of the ideas we explored.
She made this video to introduce her session at iPad Academy in Chicago.
Want to learn more about creating on iPads?
I have a webpage dedicated to the iPad ideas, lessons, tutorials, resources, and videos that we have used in our art room. I also have links to previous workshops where you can see what we learned and explored. If you can't join me now for this mini conference consider attending the IAEA conference this fall where I will conduct a free workshop for attendees.
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
20 pieces were selected to represent Dryden's Art Program for the 2011-2012 school year. I entered these (see gallery) for consideration into the Illinois Art Education Student Show Exhibit. Only 40 pieces from the entire state are chosen for this year long traveling exhibit. Congratulations to all 20 finalists for creating such amazing pieces!
The judges chose one Dryden piece for the traveling exhibit...
Congratulations to Kenzie for her Wish for the World in Wordfoto piece, "Play".
Learn more about how she made this piece of art from an earlier post.
She will be honored at the awards ceremony in Lisle, IL in November as her piece joins 39 others to travel the state!
See this video from last year's winner, Kristelle, to understand how truly special this art show is for children.
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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