(She says they are for sale. Contact her via twitter at @tiedemania)
Kaitlyn's art was chosen for the YAM 2011 poster!
View it here.
(She made the flying snowman color pencil drawing)
The year before that Oscar's art was chosen for the YAM 2010 poster! View it here.
This year's Youth Art Month Poster contest for the state of Illinois is themed "Wilderness".
I am only allowed to submit 6 entries for this contest. If one of our Dryden entries is selected it will be apart of a YAM poster that will be sent to EVERY school and Congress person in Illinois to help celebrate Youth Art Month in March 2012. Wish our talented artists luck!
View the six selected pieces here.
You never win unless you try and Dryden artists really try so I can't help but want to see them win.
This idea was inspired by street artist Joshua Allen Harris. See his video here.
I challenged a group of 2nd graders in Ms O'Sullivan's class to try to create an inflatable spooky ghost from garbage bags and a box fan in 30 minutes. See a (much quicker) video of their collaborative creativity challenge below.
This little animation was created on the iPad. There are SO many possibilities!
We had the class set of iPads in the art room all last week. Every grade level explored and made digital art in a variety of ways. Take a look at how transformative this tool is in the art room!
Only 40 pieces from across the state are selected from students in K-12 in this traveling year long exhibit. One Dryden Artist was chosen for this show this year. Congratulations to Kristelle (currently a 6th graders at South) for her value drawing self-portrait from 5th grade.
See all the artwork chosen for this show here.
Kristelle has been invited to the IAEA state conference on Nov. 12th in Bloomington-Normal to receive her award along with the other students chosen for this exhibit. What an honor!
Dryden's Art History Tile Wall has 192 pieces of art taken from my digital archives to complete the 512 piece wall. Many of the art pieces I used (paid for by a gift from Artsonia, our online digital art gallery) were not identified. Maybe you will see your art or your friends' as you look through this commemorative shutterfly book. The actual book will be on display in the art room.
He may be missing, but our sloppy friend is still on the minds of Dryden students as well as students from around the country. Every time I say to my students, I have some news for you, they immediately shout out, "You found him?!? You found Sloppy Brush???"
I just received a message from art teacher, Mrs. Chabra of New Jersey. Her students apparently feel the same way. She sent me this picture from her third grade student.
Drawn by 3rd grader in New Jersey
IF you don't know the story of Sloppy Brush and his adventure, let me try to sum it up quickly... Sloppy Brush starred in an amazing Fugleflick in 2006. It won all kinds of awards and screened at film festivals all over the world, even at the Sydney Opera House!
The movie taught students to take care of their Paint Brushes. In 2009 Sloppy (the actual brush actor from the movie) packed his bags and began what was to be a year long adventure across the country to visit art rooms on his Brush With Fame tour. He brought his DVD, passport, and himself (the most important part). Students watched his travels on his very own wiki: http://youngsloppybrush.wikispaces.com/ . But something went TRAGICALLY WRONG! He disappeared sometime around January 2010. We haven't been able to track him down since. We have these photos, this map of his journey, and this beautiful poster to remember him. But that doesn't fill the void. We even made a MIA video to help bring us some closure. But the truth of this is, there is no closure until we have him back.
Some students have said we should make another sloppy brush to replace him. But, that is EXACTLY what sloppy brush was trying to prevent. The best way to honor the memory of our friend is to keep all your brushes nice, clean, and neat.
We are the 2nd place winner of the ISTE Technology in Action Video Contest.
See my post for more info.
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,
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