Monday, July 25, 2011

School's around the corner AND....

I STILL do not have a projector for my white board

I need a really cool project for the first day of school

my room needs to be arranged, because right now all of the tables and chairs are in one big pile in the middle of the room

I need to make a seating chart from the list of students I do not have

I need to create an application for my year book staff

I need to order supplies to get me through the first week of school, may to get me through the first month

my tables need a good scrubbing down

my cabinets need a good cleaning out

I need to bring my art books from home to put on my classroom book shelves

I need to find a better way to organize all of my art supplies

I need to create my syllabi and course pacing guide

I need to organize my lesson plans

I need to find more lesson plans

oh! but that is why I have all of you:-)

now, I can relax!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hybrid Logos

My art II students did this as a short graphic design project. It took them about two 1.5 hr classes to do the whole thing. They had to come up with 3 sketches combining 3 current famous logos to create a new "hybrid."

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Definitely a big hit! Students drew out a plan before they were allowed to start using a half mask template or a whole mask template ( I drew one of each on copy paper and students could choose) We used plastic molds and strips of plaster (you can order them through Blick) that were dipped into water and then smoother over the mold. Depending on the design students either did two layers on the same day if they didn't have any embellishments, or one layer and let it dry, then added wire for horns, beaks or whatever, and added another layer. After a few hours of drying the masks easily popped off the mold. ( I found it better to take them off before they dried completely.) Then students painted however they wished. If they used the neon tempera I had them put a gloss acrylic medium over it.