I have a website with lessons and some plans. E-mail me off list and I will tell you how I structure Art 1,2,3,4, a.p. classes in our district. Look at "the incredible art dept. for more ideas and plans, then see what materials you have or can get. Tailor your assignments to the levels and materials. Look also at " the Incredible Art Dept" on line for many ideas.
I have taught for 35 years and will retire next year. I am going to create dvd's on lessons I have done with tests, rubrics, state framework allignment, demonstrations, examples, written how to's, handouts, etc. My son just graduated with a degree in Multimedia Design and will do the filming as well as package it for me. I will be working with a colleague who is now retired and we have written a book, "Drawing Course 101"
e-mail me for help.
>From: Jill Denton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Sent: Jun 6, 2006 8:00 PM
>To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re:[teacherartexchange] teacherartexchange digest: June 05, 2006
>I am switching from teaching middle school art to art at the High School
>level and would like some input as to how you structure your year,
>mainly pre AP, art 1 & 2 and intermediate art 1. If you have some
>lesson plans to share or any ideas I would love to hear from you.
>I also taught yearbook at the middle school level and also used
>photoshop and InDesign, but we were totally digital. If we received hard
>copy photos, we scanned them and put them on our server. I'm not sure
>what you're looking for, but we used Jostens yearbook service and they
>have an entire book of page set ups, which were very useful. They also
>include a Jostens YearTeach tool bar that has a lot of shortcuts on it,
>made specifically for yearbook production, verses magazine production. I
>used as many bells and whistles as possible and really enjoyed it.
>STUDENT + PARENT + TEACHER = SUCCESS
>Jill H. Denton
>Clark Middle School
>469 633 4635
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>1. Great Davis Print sets up on Ebay again 19.00 = 12.00 shipping, a
>185.00 value :)
>2. creativity in yearbooks
>Subject: Great Davis Print sets up on Ebay again 19.00 = 12.00 shipping,
>a 185.00 value :)
>From: "Christine Besack" <email@example.com>
>Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2006 08:29:34 -0400
>Another Great set of prints up for auction on ebay. (Worth $185.00)
>They are a great selection of images.
>I bought two sets for school. The prints were put out by Davis for the
>A World of Images & Art: Images and Ideas series.
>Not my auction, but hoping other art teachers can use a good deal. I
>not get these on my budget they would probably be the first thing cut by
>hope this helps, Christine Besack :)
>Subject: creativity in yearbooks
>From: marisa vitiello <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2006 12:34:11 -0700
>I am in charge of our high school yearbook. It's a big book (240
>pages) and represents the whole school (as opposed to just
>seniors). right now we've managed to make it nice and organized but
>very formulaic. does anyone have any great examples of yearbooks or
>good ideas? I'm not working with a yearbook company and not
>interested in doing so. I teach the kids Photoshop and InDesign and
>we print locally. I'm also not really wanting to go the digital
>route but if anyone has any success with that I'd be interested in
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