Thank you for taking a few moments to find out what has been happening in your child's art class. There is so much more learning going on than a glimpse in the hallways would show since we do so many digital extensions to our learning with our class set of iPads.
Augmented Reality in the Art Room
All classes have been introduced to Augmented Reality either quickly at the end of class or during the week of Halloween.
View our Haunted ARt experiences here: Haunted ARt Room - Dryden Art
and Bringing ARt to Life #AugmentedReality - Dryden Art
See my AR Book Cover post Book Covers that Come to Life with AR - Dryden Art
You can download the EyeJack App and make your copy of these books come to life too.
Students were introduced to my learning mascot Fuglefun. She cheers me on as I problem-solve and cheers me up when I need a boost. All 1st-5th graders were invited to draw their learning mascot at the start of the school year. Mine comes to life
with Augmented Reality (of course). Learn more here: My Pencil Made Me Do It: Book Review - Dryden Art
Sharing our Art Program
I will be presenting multiple sessions at the Illinois Art Education Conference at the end of November. Examples of our students’ beautiful work will be shared with other art teachers from across the state. Here is an example
of one of my presentations.
Sonny M’s art (2nd grade) was selected as one of only 45 pieces for the state-wide traveling student art show. He will be honored at the art show reception in St. Charles on Nov. 23rd.
Congratulations Sonny #IAEA19 - Dryden Art
See my archive of all our past art show winners on my website here
First graders learned to create a still life inspired by Paul Cezanne as they overlapped apples to create depth. They painted the wallpaper and tablecloth with line, shape, and color pattern. See some students
working hard at painting.
We practiced our patterns digitally before we drew them physically. See what that looked like here
. We sang along with our Fugleflick about pattern called Repeat
Artsonia Art Gallery - Apple Still Life
We’re getting started on our next project. It will be a digital snowman painting inside a snow globe. This first grader
gave us a hint of what it would be like to be in one.
Students were inspired by the book, Giraffes Can't Dance,
to help prove that giraffes CAN dance with art. See our tweets #GiraffesCAN on twitter.
Artsonia Art Gallery - Giraffes CAN Dance Paintings
See students working on their paintings here
We added UV paint to the backgrounds so our giraffes can dance out under the stars.
I have a class set of blacklight flashlights. See here
what it looked like when we viewed them.
The book that inspired this project was set up with augmented reality. We watched the cover come to life with the EyeJack app here
See the lesson here: https://drydenart.weebly.com/fugleblog/giraffescan-can-paign
Next, we plan to use our iPads to make the giraffes dance with animation like this