Last weekend I took a flight out to New Mexico where I had the opportunity to present at the NMAEA Conference. The topic was Everything My Students Taught Me About Art Education. As teachers, we teach students every day but at the same time, our students teach us as well. A few examples, art brings people together, don't underestimate students, and never have a hot pepper challenge.
It was a fun trip, beautiful country side (see photo above of view from the hotel) but a lot of travel for such a short period of time. I also had the chance to meet with some people i don't get to see every day. Like Nancy Walkup the editor of SchoolArts Magazine.
While I was gone, the students at South B kept making art... Here's a look at some of the happenings this week.
Happy November! Above, a work done by Audrey. She is exploring inserting her own characters into photographs that she takes.
Last week we did a unit on Photography. One of the daily challenges was based on the work of Shamekh Bluwi. The challenge was to cut out parts of an image and photograph the image with different background. For this work, we printed out the image of Ariel from the Little Mermaid.
Ellea has been exploring oil paint. This week she ran a few tutorials to improve her skills.
Brooke just got a iPad and an Apple Pen. This piece is still a work in progress so ignore the feet ;)
Noah purchased his own spray paint to create this multi part stencil. Also a WIP.
Ilaina doesn't think she can paint but I think it's coming along swimmingly.
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