I drew my learning mascot and placed her on this Calm Down poster for my classroom. When you scan the QR code using EyeJack app she comes to life dancing to Taylor Swift's song, Calm Down. This was made using free apps (drawn in Keynote, set to music in iMovie, and augmented in EyeJack app Creator). You can try it yourself or have a print made from my image using Artsonia (make sure you designate Dryden for Artsonia's 20% classroom donation). Here is what she looks like when you scan her.
Then, I began going bonkers over the idea of painting robots. I called it my robot phase (I might still be in it.) I painted Do-Dad and Alumi-Mum, Polly Phonic, and Anita Toonup. All of these robot paintings are showcased on this blog post. As you can see from the post, I animated each one of the robot paintings so that I would have plenty of examples to show my students when they try the technique this school year. THEN, I received a Shutterfly coupon in the mail. That's when I realized I had enough transdigital pieces of art to fill a Shutterfly book and practice using AR (augmented reality) to make the animations appear over the art. I've seen this technique recently at the ISTE conference and had it in the back of my mind. So, I designed the book, loaded it up with still images of art that I had or intended to animated, added a page with instructions for how to access the AR effects, and set it off to print. I went to HP Reveal studio to build my "auras" by setting the art as the "trigger image" and the animations as the "overlay". When the book arrived all I had to do was use the app to scan over the images and watch the magic.
I received some very exciting news today in my inbox. It read as follows;
"Your student, Tyler, won for the Elementary School division for the Youth Art Month poster flag contest. You should be very proud of him and yourself! Your student will win $100 worth of art supplies and yourself $300 worth of art supplies from Sargent Art." ~ Youth Art Month Coordinator, IAEA
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
"Art is Everywhere"
Illinois Arts Education Week Poster Contest.
Learn more here
Download the form here.
Due to Mrs. Fuglestad by Monday, Dec. 2nd
3 years ago we had two honorable mentions in this poster contest. View their trip to Springfield for the award reception here.
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View all four events in one short animoto video below orat this link.
TWO Dryden Artists have their art featured on the Youth Art Month Poster for the state of Illinois. These posters are distributed to every school building and legislator in the state to celebrate Art Education. We are so proud of our two winners! They were recognized at the school board meeting on March 14th.
See this post for more photos.
A group of 5 students worked on a Fugleflick movie over a period of 5 months that uses art as a metaphor for embracing diversity, Different is Good. This movie was debuted to a large audience as the Cultural Arts Fair and introduced by the filmmakers themselves. Congrats to Isabelle, Marion, Ciara, Ryan, and Brianna (not shown). View the movie and take the quiz here on my previous blog post.
The District's Cultural Arts Fair was held on March 7th. I was not able to attend because I was at the NAEA conference in Texas, but Mrs. Beihoffer (thank you!) volunteered to hang our art banners and photograph the Dryden Artists who stopped by. Congratulations to those with art selected for this exhibit. The beautiful work is worth celebrating! See more photos below.
Four Dryden Artists had artwork chosen for permanent display at the new St. Alexius Children's and Women's Hospital in Hoffman Estates. The organizers wanted local student art and selected Dryden pieces from last year's Artsonia Gallery. The families brought the original pieces in to be scanned and judged by a committee. The ones selected were blown enlarge and professionally displayed in the hallways and/or in the patient's rooms. How wonderful that our wish for the world project inspired by Robert Indiana's LOVE image will be spreading a message of kindness to the future patients of this hospital. Jack's art was a watercolor of fall leaves. See more images from the VIP artist's reception at the hospital on Friday, March 15th below.
We have some wonderful news for three of our Dryden Artists this March (Which happens to be Youth Art Month). Jack B., currently in 4th grade, had his art, "KIND" selected for permanent display at the new St. Alexius Women and Children's Hospital in Hoffman Estates. He has been invited to VIP reception along with other student artists who have also had pieces chosen to add cheer to the halls of this institution.
Ben G., currently a 4th grader, had his piece, "ART SMART" chosen for the Illinois Youth Art Month poster that will be distributed to every school and congressional leader in the state to help celebrate art education in our schools during the month of March.
Robert J., currently a 3rd grader, had his piece, "Different is Good" chosen for the Illinois Youth Art Month poster also! How amazing to have both artists chosen in one year from the hundreds that were submitted across the state of Illinois.
As I put my art room together for the start of the school year, I realized how much I depend on these three classroom management "posters". They were not bought from a storehouse of art supplies but rather designed by art teachers as solutions to behavior management issues. Thankfully these teachers have shared their ideas and helped make my art room run much smoother. I would like to share them here:
The Mona Lisa is an awesome example of how to be a good listener. I first learned this idea from Scott Russell. He also shared that he does a call and response with his students. He says "Mona" they respond with "Lisa" and pose quietly like her. This simple poster expresses my wishes for my students perfectly. Samantha Melvin has her students look at the Mona Lisa and sit like her to calm their minds before they begin art class. I used BlockPosters.com to make this poster a bit bigger than my school printer can. You can download the image here and larger poster here.
This info graphic is beautiful, artistic, and SO HELPFUL in my elementary art room. I love being able to say, "We will need to concentrate now so our voice level should not be above a 1 (spy talk)" or "Turn to your neighbor and discuss the solution. Keep your voices at a 2 (low flow)." This image came from Theresa Gillespie. She shared it out last school year and it changed the way I approach everything now. Having a concrete way to discuss my expectations with the students helps them self-monitor rather than just wait for me to tell them they are too loud. I love how it also gives me a chance to explain that noise and learning can go together if we are all on task. Download the image from her Teachers Pay Teacher's Store here & follow Theresa on Twitter @greeneyegal. Tip: if you need the poster a different size upload the image to http://www.blockposters.com/
The Scoreboard is my simple incentive plan in the art room. I write 1st-5th grade classrooms on each of the lines. Every week when students arrive in art class they get 4 points. One point for each of the classroom rules (see them on display in my room):
Listen, Be Polite, Show Respect, Clean Up
At the end of class I ask a student who was good at keeping the rules to mark the scoreboard. They work their way towards the star and gain a visual to judge how their class is doing against the rest of the school. When students reach the star I give them a smiley face eraser cap, the star of our Fugleflick movie, Be Kind to Your Erasers.
If you want to download the poster to print for your classroom go to my TPT site here.
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.
Our poster arrived. It's so beautiful and detailed you could probably find your individual contribution to this beautiful paper crane design. I hung this in the building. Please stop by and view. Having trouble reading this? Go the this link to view the information from their website.
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 07
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