...I just wear the one I made on my Shirt!
These symmetrical paper collage monsters were photographed with ipods and run through the percolator app by their creators. See these and all the other great pieces my students have made on our online art gallery on Artsonia. Artsonia offers tons of wonderful products that feature your child's art. Right now we are finishing up a special fundraising opportunity for an iPad for the Art Room. Use this link to start shopping! Artsonia will donate 25% of purchases made on or before MAY 15th towards an ipad.
Our tradition continues (if all goes as planned). The kindergarteners learned the song, they created their bows, and Mrs. Deptula added me to the program. So, we will be performing in our spiffiest of attire The Kindergarten Song at the Kindergarten Tea. Here is a peek at our last minute rehearsal at the end of art class with K-4.
(Warning: This is extremely cute-almost like those viral kitten videos)
Thank you to my school community and beyond who have shared their kind thoughts with me as I learned that I wasn't chosen for the Golden Apple award. This process gave me a unique opportunity to feel your warm support for Dryden's Art Program and my contribution to it. I am very fortunate to be in such company doing as I do my job! Below are some kind gestures from students, teachers, and families that filled my room with thoughtfulness this week.
I was interviewed by the hosts of Eduwin Weekly via the Edreach.us network. What an honor!
This week on #EduWin Weekly: Hosts Michael Walker and Dennis Grice chat with Art Teacher, Tricia Fuglestad, about the Eduwin movement and art education. Tricia shares some of her favorite Apps for art, and how she showcases student work. Listen here.
Here is the app post I refer to.
Here is the Alien Animation Project
See Abigail's Story (YSB filmmaker)
See my Filmmakers winning best of show
I have some announcements for our Dryden Artists and Families about two art contests:
Celebrating ART.com has accepted almost 50 pieces of Dryden Art for their contest. This means they want to publish these pieces in their full color book after you give them permission.
If you received a note/postcard from me on their behalf please mail it in or go online with the password provided and respond by May 30th.
Sax is an art supply company that publishes a color catalog and sends it out to schools across the country. They are looking for student artwork to decorate their publication. If you would like to submit your student's artwork (pick one from the finished pieces on Artsonia) then fill this out and return it to me by May 30th.
This year I started doing some graphic design work for educators and app developers in my "spare time". Some examples include: Compare-a-Twist app, PKCLsoft, EdGamer Podcast, iDig Video Podcast.
So, I realized after 6 years of making Fugleflicks with my students, we still haven't had a real logo. So, I downloaded the Comic Life app for text, drew a little movie maker based on my former student, Kristina, in the Brushes App, created transparency in Art Studio app, and combined everything again in Comic Life. I downloaded Logo Maker app and it wasn't doing it for me. I wanted something more customizable. Would definitely recommend the Comic Life app. I have the desktop version too. I was able to back up my work to my dropbox as a comic life file so I'll be able to work on it again on my desktop (sweet!).
My new Fugleflicks Logo (at last).
IF you're interested in buying an item from the Artsonia Gift Shop featuring the new logo
1. Use this link to our ipad fundraiser site
2. Enter MRSFUGLESTAD1
3. Find the logo (will be the first one or one of the most recent)
4. Shop! 25% of your purchase will go towards an ipad for the art room!
David, my 4th grade student, shared an interactive drawing game with me today. I made this screencast below so I could give you a glimpse of the fun we were having. Spoiler Alert!!!
Have your own adventure here: http://www.drawastickman.com/Or download the free app from this link.
This is the time of year that we make sure our young artists have all three participation ribbons on artsonia so that they can be automatically entered into the HALL of Fame Raffle. Great prizes and it's all FREE! If you forgot how to check comments watch this tutorial I made for you here. If you need a security key code, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Any child in the Hall of Fame by May 17th will be entered into the Raffle on May 18th!
Don't forget our special iPad Fundraiser where 25% of your Artsonia purchases go towards an ipad for the art room.
Use this LINK to enter your child's screen name and shop!
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.
Today I was asked how we made our Superhero Silhouettes. I thought I would try to explain with a screencast video (below). We first did a kinesthetic activity where we all became the superheroes found in this Superhero ABC book using body language to warm up for our photo. We tried to imagine ourselves as a superhero of good character defend the pillars of character and picked a pose that matched our powers. Here is their worksheet that helped them brainstorm. View the rest of the artwork on our Artsonia gallery here.
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We are the 2nd place winner of the ISTE Technology in Action Video Contest.
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View this musical tribute to the hard working teachers at Dryden and the students they love to teach.
Tricia Fuglestad, NBCT,
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