WE HAVE AN AWARD-WINNING GALLERY!
It’s official, we have an award-winning art gallery on Artsonia! Our Artsonia Galley won an Award! Dryden was one of 15 galleries nominated by art teachers across the country that they found the most inspiring. I started a moment on twitter where teachers have shared how our students’ art has inspired their students to explore new projects and techniques. Check it out here.
Visits our Artsonia Gallery here: Artsonia School » Dryden Elementary
UPDATE ON FUGLEFLICK FILMS:
Both Do the Dryden Dos and Undo screened at the Screen Test Jr film festival in Schaumburg. They tied for BEST of SHOW! Congratulations! Screen Test Jr 2019
Also, we had some fun news about Fugleflicks screening in film festivals in faraway places including Baltimore, MD, India, and the Global Student Voice Film Festival in Philadelphia, PA (which some families will attend). Fugleflicks at Film Festivals
ART ROOM FUNDRAISERS ON DONORSCHOOSE.ORG
Thank you so much for all those that contributed to my PD project to attend the NAEA conference to share our Dryden art program ideas with art teachers across the country. Here is my blog about the things I learned and shared on my trip to Boston #NAEA19 in Boston
Our DonorsChoose.org project to obtain 3Doodlers for the art room was fully funded too! Thank you for your support. Here is a post about our trial use of these 3Doodlers: Tactile Illustrations with 3Doodlers
I’m going to plan a full-scale lesson for next year.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS MEMORIAL LIBRARY ART SHOW
Congratulations to the 125 students with art on display at the reception and throughout the month at the AHML district-wide art show. We had 60 pieces of 2-D art on two display boards many of which were Transdigital (experienced physically and digitally). I really enjoyed seeing all the students scanning the QR codes at the reception to explore the digital aspects of the artwork. We also had movies looping on iPads, Fugleflicks during the reception, a UV painted cityscape on display with a black light flashlight, and the 5th-grade collaborative value paintings.
See my post here: AHML Art Show & Transdigital Display
Fun Facts: Abby G. in 4-3 was asked to interview me and Dryden artists about the art show. View the interviews here and here. Sonny in 1-1 was also interviewed by the district. View his video here.
OUR TRANSDIGITAL ART PROGRAM: CHAPTER 4
I was invited to contribute to an educational textbook called, Exploring Digital Technologies for Art-Based Special Education, Models and Methods for the Inclusive K-12 Classroom.
I wrote Chapter 4: The Educational Implications of Godzilla, Ghosts, and Aliens: Using iPad Animation to Extend Learning Digitally and Expand the Curriculum. Learn more here: The Educational Implications of Godzilla
MORE ART ON DISPLAY
Congratulations to David and Nell in 5th grade. Their digital art here and here was professionally printed and sent to the Illinois State Board of Education offices for permanent display. Framed Art for 2019-20
Congratulations to the 8 students with art on display at the Administration Building all year long!
Congratulations to the 11 students with art on display in Dryden’s teacher’s lounge and office area!
Artsonia Art Gallery - Wear-a-Bows
Students created symmetrical bows to wear for the Kindergarten Musical. They were covered with colorful symmetrical patterns as expressed in the art related song they plan to sing, The Kindergarten Song.
Artsonia Art Gallery - Landscapes of Shapes
First graders created a landscape by drawing shapes. These shapes became foreground, middle ground, and background objects. Then they used the primary and secondary colors to paint them (along with brown and white). Over the dry paint students used opaque paint markers to add bricks, shingles, spokes, waves in the water, and streaks of sunshine in the sky.
Students spent a few weeks preparing for the field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago with a series of fun games that helped them become familiar with their permanent collection of art.
View my post about their trip here: Art Institute Field Trip 2019
Dryden held our first ever #SeniorWalk 2019 to celebrate the former dolphins that are graduating from high school this year. I hope I see all our 5th-grade dolphins walking our hallways again in 7 years. Please stop by the art room and tell me how things are going!
Artsonia is the largest student art museum in the world! Our dream is that every young artist will have an online art gallery,
preserving their masterpieces in a digital portfolio!