Add another new teacher to the list! I am absolutely thrilled & overwhelmed to be teaching middle school art in Pico Rivera, CA. I have been ripping off many of your ideas, thank you. The art teacher before me purchased Poser- which always looked really neat to me. I was sorta surprised by how..uh.. realistic and provacative the images are... does any one know how to regulate it or use it in the classroom? In fact- I have one imac in the room & I want to find a system where everyone (5 classes x35) gets a shot with the art programs. Help?
Tomasita Chavez Murphy
ArtsEdNet Talk digest <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: ARTSEDNET Digest for Monday, August 05, 2002.
1. Re: Eric Carle Materials
2. Re: Eric Carle Materials
3. Re: Eric Carle
4. Re: the challange of using art..
5. Re: surplus stuff
6. Re: Art 1: HELP!...WHERE TO BEGIN!
7. New Teacher
8. Re: New Teacher
9. Re: first days of school activities
10. Re: Sculpey Scare.....
11. runnin' Woody's panorama....
12. Found Art
13. Panoramic Photographs
14. ICAF's innovative Peace Through Art program
15. Eric Carle's video......
16. Eric Carle Video
17. Eric Carle lesson
18. Hands lesson online
19. Re: first days of school activities
20. Re: feathers
21. RE: Eric Carle
22. Re: New Teacher
23. Re: New Teacher
24. Re: fucking assholes drop me from this site ##%^$#%#
25. Re: Eric Carle's video......
26. Re: New Teacher
27. RE: fucking assholes drop me from this site ##%^$#%#
28. How to be dropped from artsednet
29. web site organization
30. Elements of Design?
32. Stuart Davis & David Hockney
33. Re: web site organization
34. Re: Eric Carle's video......
35. Re: web site organization
Subject: Re: Eric Carle Materials
From: linda eastman
Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2002 03:11:27 +0800
have you seen his video on how he creates the papers? i think the title is
"Eric Carle: Picture Writer" and the kids love to see how he makes his
papers and creates his stories and collages.
i have always used whatever paper was on hand and then i "iron" them in the
old dry mount press. this flattens out everything that is curled or wrinkly.
the press is one of my most indispensible pieces of equipment but they are
getting harder and harder to find since laminating machines took over. look
for one in your school basement.
linda in michigan
on 8/5/02 9:58 AM, Christine at email@example.com wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone could share their successes with recreating Eric
> Carle style collage... I've tried it and most papers curl, or the paint I
> use doesn't quite mimic the texture he achieves.
Subject: Re: Eric Carle Materials
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 07:44:11 EDT
I just use tempera paint on white drawing paper. One thing I do when my
students paint, is I do not allow them to use water. I think that yes, some
of the paint put on more thickly does crack...but in general, this seems to
work. Perhaps it is the quality of your paint?? I have found less expensive
temperas just don't have what it takes.
Subject: Re: Eric Carle
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 08:21:47 -0500
There is a great video out called "Eric Carle: The Picture Writer". He goes
through his process of creating beautiful papers step-by-step for the
children. It is marvelous.--He paints directly on the tissue paper. Then
designs, cuts, and glues to the white drawing paper.
The children love the video which they see prior to making their papers. I
have the children take an 18" x 24" piece of white drawing paper and fold it
into fouths. They paint solid backgrounds on in four different colors. I do
this at 1st grade, but have done it at 2nd and 3rd.
Then they go from paint station to paint station to dab, print, spray,
drip............copying his techniques of applying the paint. When the
papers dry, I stack drawing boards on them for a week and they come out
wonderfully flat and ready for the children to work with. They are simply
awed by the finished papers and sometimes do not want to cut their
"beautiful papers" for the collage. They each have 4 beautiful papers when
they cut the large paper apart.
Class 3 and.....
Create collage. The children trade pieces of their paper for others, I also
keep a big box of scraps from other classes, so they have a huge selection
of original papers. And again upon completion I just stack the drawing
boards on top of them for a week to flatten for display.--Barabara in Green
Subject: Re: the challange of using art..
From: krista hagan
Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2002 09:30:29 -0400
Great thing you did with those students! I'm sure they'll remember you
and your message for a long,
So sorry about your puppy- I can't imagine how heartbreaking that must
It's wonderful to see art used in this way- I never would have thought
Subject: New Teacher
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 08:18:39 -0700
Hi all, I've been on this site a few times before and I've seen some great
advice offered. I'm a first year teacher and I need a few ideas for some
good elementary art lessons. Also, any ideas on organization would be
GREAT. I've got 7 classes a day, back to back, no breaks, and I feel
overwhelmed...and school hasn't even started yet. Thanks for all your
Subject: Re: New Teacher
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 11:40:16 -0400
Don't fret, Steven, you'll love it once school begins. Best thing I did at
the beginning was to try to learn the kids names (over 750). I asked them
to sit in the same seats each time so I could have a seating chart handy.
Also, I find that if the kids are not sitting directly facing each other
across a table, the more they'll concentrate on their work (and the less
they'll talk with each other). See what table arrangements you can devise
to allow for smooth operations....
Begin with simple lesson plans -- you don't have to wow them every time with
award winning lessons -- elementary kids love everything! Silly things like
drawing what they would look like if they were food, or lessons involving
drawing simple objects like toys or playground designs, or op art for the
older kids are usually crowd pleasers. They'll be interested enough in you,
as a new teacher, so you can do simpler lessons and work on your
organization and classroom procedures. And the big word I think about,
especially with the K-2's is Consistency. If they know what to expect
there'll be fewer discipline problems. Good luck, and try the archive
search of artsednet -- lots of wonderful advice has been shared through the
Liz in rural NY
----- Original Message -----
> Hi all, I've been on this site a few times before and I've seen some great
> advice offered. I'm a first year teacher and I need a few ideas for some
> good elementary art lessons. Also, any ideas on organization would be
> GREAT. I've got 7 classes a day, back to back, no breaks, and I feel
> overwhelmed...and school hasn't even started yet. Thanks for all your
> Steven in NC
One thing I have done with beginning art students that review the =
rules of the class is for them to make a drawing.=20
I have 6 classroom precedures: example- work on art in art, put =
suppies where they belong/ clean up own area, be in seat when bell =
rings, quiet talking during lab time; you get the idea.
Fold the paper so there are 6 divisions. In each should be an =
illustration of the rule, no or little words. They then use colored =
pencil to illustrate. It is their first art assignment.
Another thing I do with beginning classes is to learn the names-The =
students design thier name on a nametag (whitedrawing paper folded in =
half) They need to have an adjective that begins with the same first =
letter of their name; jumping jamie, awesome ann, cooking corey The =
design must have color. =20
The second day they arrive in class I place the name cards in =
different places. They then work in that seat for the day. At the end =
of class or begiinging we take turne going around the room remembering =
the names. The first player sayd thaire name, magnificnetmilly and then =
the 2nd player says the first ones name and theirs. =20
The next day and for the next week whenever they enter the room they =
are sitting by someone new. You keep moving the nametags. This way =
everyone learns names. You find out who does not work well together. I =
did not do this for my advanced classes and last year I did not do this =
in the begiining classes. I am go9ing to do this name game again as I =
can still remember the kids names a coupole of years later, oh that's =
cookin charlie or whatever and I forget others names so easily.
It was written somewhere that kids would be successfull in a class if =
they felt a part . This is one sure way that has worked for me
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BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
One thing I have done with beginning =
that review the rules of the class is for them to make a drawing.=20
I have 6 classroom precedures: =
example- work on=20
art in art, put suppies where they belong/ clean up own area, be in =
bell rings, quiet talking during lab time; you get the =
Fold the paper so there are 6 =
divisions. In each=20
should be an illustration of the rule, no or little words. They =
colored pencil to illustrate. It is their first art=20
Another thing I do with =
is to learn the names-The students design thier name on a nametag=20
(whitedrawing paper folded in half) They need to have an =
begins with the same first letter of their name; jumping jamie, =
cooking corey The design must have color. =
The second day they arrive in class I =
name cards in different places. They then work in that seat for the =
At the end of class or begiinging we take turne going around the room=20
remembering the names. The first player sayd thaire name, =
then the 2nd player says the first ones name and theirs. =
The next day and for the next week =
enter the room they are sitting by someone new. You keep moving =
nametags. This way everyone learns names. You find out who does =
well together. I did not do this for my advanced classes and =
last year I=20
did not do this in the begiining classes. I am go9ing to do this name =
again as I can still remember the kids names a coupole of years =
oh that's cookin charlie or whatever and I forget others names =
It was written somewhere that kids =
successfull in a class if they felt a part . This is one sure way that =
worked for me
> Has there been some sort of sculptey "scare" lately? I caught the tail-end
> of something on TV this past week about sculptey...or however you spell the
> dang word. Only heard the part about it not being good for kids to use.
> Anyone know the scoop? Toodles....Bunki
Bunki et all,
I could not get the new movie thing that Woody sent to run.
I have Quicktime 5.0 loaded on my nmachine.
When I clicked on the pull down it only gave me info on the program.
How do I make it go?
from: Bunki Kramer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Road
Danville, CA 94526
> Bunki et all,
> I could not get the new movie thing that Woody sent to run.
> Any ideas?
> I have Quicktime 5.0 loaded on my nmachine.
> When I clicked on the pull down it only gave me info on the program.
> How do I make it go?> Thanks,> Gelato
Took me a minute or so to figure it out also. When you put your arrow on the
picture you press down and move the arrow in the direction you want. There's
no "box" to click. Toodles......B
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Subject: Found Art
From: BJ Berquist
Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2002 12:41:59 -0400
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: K12> [Innovative-Teachers] Global Art Project
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 08:02:07 -0500
From: Gleason Sackmann
From: AshleyShea [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2002 4:13 PM
Subject: [Innovative-Teachers] Global Art Project
I found a website recently that promotes a global art project. I
think it would be a cool project for students/classes, so I thought
I would post about it here.
In this project, people make small pieces of art and leave them
in the community for others to find. You can print out stickers
from the site to put on the art. The stickers tell the finder about
the project and direct them to the website where they can find out
about the artist.
Teachers can set up an account on Found Art for their classroom
(to protect student privacy). Students can make their art and put
the classroom user name on the art. When people find the art
and enter the classroom user name into the site, they will be
able to leave messages for the students.
I think students will get a real kick out of this! It gives them a new
place (other than the refrigerator) to "display" their art. And it will
teach them that doing something little like this can really bring
cheer to others.