Friday, November 22, 2013

Students LOVE Contemporary Art

Just finished a 6 week unit on Contemporary Art for my elementary students. Why don't we teach Contemporary Art more?! They loved it! The best part about Contemporary Art is that when I am teaching the students about new artists most of them are still alive! We tweeted a picture of a student's art based on Julie Mehretu's art to her on twitter. The students were thrilled when she replied to us. Even just a "LOVETHIS" meant so much to them. What a great experience for them to interact with an artist they learned about in a lesson. Have you taught your kids about Contemporary Artists? If not try it out. You never know what might happen.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Humpty Dumpty Parkour Stop Animation Movie Short

The Animation Chefs contest inspired us to create this Humpty Dumpty Parkour Stop Animation Movie. My own children and I spent hours creating this short 10 second movie but had a wonderful time working together on the concept and creation. It was a fantastic creative venture made with love. Check out the Animation Chefs online Enter their contest to win a FREE iPad mini.
And make one of these cool movie shorts with your own family!

Doctor Who meets Van Gogh in my TARDIS

Sunflowers Tardis

Doctor Who meets Van Gogh, a set on Flickr.

My Art Room has merged with the TARDIS this year bringing my students the ultimate time traveling experience. For us, TARDIS stands for "The Art Room Discovers Incredible Skills".

Check out my Doctor Who meets Van Gogh set on Flickr to see what happens when my students Learning Goal is...Incorporate Doctor Who's TARDIS with Van Gogh's Sunflowers to create a unique piece of Contemporary Art. Brilliant!