See photos of Sonny's monster collage on display at the IAEA conference where he was honored at the artist' reception before it begins its year-long state-wide traveling exhibit. Learn more here. His monster collage was one of only 45 pieces in the entire state to be chose for this special opportunity and the only piece from Dryden. Congratulations!
First graders just finished up their symmetrical monster portraits inspired by the book, Go Away, Big Green Monster. I wrote up thepost with all the steps here.
5th graders are going to do an all grade-level collaboration in celebration of International Dot Day. They will contribute an exquisite corpse drawing of either a HEAD, MIDDLE, or LEGS on a cardboard cube. This idea was inspired by the IAEA conference. They had the cubes set up on tables for us all to draw on in pencil. I took some back with me to inspire my students...and it worked. My students were very inspired by them and were begging to try it too. So, I used our amazon gift card from winning a NextVista.org contest to buy the boxes for this year.
We made monsters dance in the art room during STEAM night at Dryden. We used my Stop Motion Animation lesson and set the videos to music using the Ditty app. Use this link to find my post will all the directions and information on how to do this lesson.
While I was developing this idea I tweeted my plans and copied in @zya (the company that makes the Ditty App). They were so excited about our event that they sent swag for us to raffle off to participants. How cool is that?
Families came to an animation station, followed my instructions to make dancing monsters in iMotionHD then set them to a music video in Ditty. (Both are free apps). They turned in their creations using the dropbox and I played their video on my big screen for all to enjoy. Here are some of the creations families made last night.
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