1st graders drew a teddy bear in the style of Corduroy. This bear painting taught them about visual texture, drawing from shapes tying a knot or bow to help fasten buttons.
Finished Art (see our gallery)
Resources: Two Bear Books Read by Me
Corduroy's Button: song
Download the Lesson: on TpT
Visual Texture: music video
First graders are making a Wild Thing painting inspired by the book, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. We've done this project in the past and it has been very popular. Below are two first graders I caught wearing their wild things in the art room. Their families purchased it from Artsonia's giftshop. How fun is that?!
Click here to see a gallery of student Wild Things on Artsonia.
Watch the Wild Things March across your screen in the movie below.
Visual Texture Fugleflick
To learn about visual texture (drawing something the way it would feel if you could touch it) is explained in this musical Fugleflick video created by first graders below.
Digital Warm Up:
Students used the Create A Monster App to invent their own digital monsters. See this gallery on Artsonia.
Or, students can pose as if they are with their wild thing using the Green Screen app by DoInk. The movie below was from many years ago using photoshop. This is soooo much easier to do with the app (whew!).
Wild Thing Bookmark
Click HERE to view students' bookmarks
Update: In a fit of silliness I put together a musical tutorial on using Audioboo to capture student learning. This has been brewing in me ever since I learned you can "embed an AudioBoo." Doesn't that sound like lyrics? Well, it did to me:)
I tested using the mobile app/web app Audioboo as a device to quickly blog with the voice of my students about what we are learning in art class. Student volunteers shared a picture and their voice to make these "micro blog posts" using my iPhone in Audioboo. The app is linked to my twitter account so it posted as a tweet immediately. Don't forget to follow @fuglefun so you don't miss out on the cool things we are doing in class. Here a few things we shared today.
Also I wanted to share this blog post from my virtual friend @bellafiore3 who came to Dryden's art room before break to chat about technology integration ideas.
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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