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TAB Demo List

As I begin to think about making videos of my different demos… I decided to make a list and that list kept getting bigger and bigger…. But I will share as I go along.

These are all the things that I have done “demos” on thus far this year, or some in past years. Some of these have looked like larger lessons where numerous items are covered with in a 30 min class period.

(keep in mind, I have my 6-8 graders everyday for 12 weeks, for 55-30 min periods, depending on if there is an assembly schedule. So days when the period is shorter, for an assembly or something else I tend to do the longer lessons, since there isn’t as much time for studio time anyways.)

Some of these were just a spur of the moment, when I saw the need with a number of students. Some were the things I tell the kids when I open a center. Some were projects for kids that couldn’t get going on their own. And some I am just thinking of now, that I need to find a way to include. I have never done ALL of these demos with ALL of my classes!! 

Drawing Center

BASIC

  • Methods of shading (hatching, cross hatching, stippling, shading)
  • Colored pencil (care and handling; sharpening, proper stroke, blending)
  • Different Drawing pencils and value
  • Pastels (oil and chalk; blending)
  • Using reference pictures
  • Using Texture mats
  • Using a triangle, ruler, protractor
  • Using Stencils

ADVANCED

  • Using a Lightbox
  • Using projection enlargement
  • Using Grid enlargement
  • Facial feature proportions

PROJECTS

  • 1 point perspective dream bedroom
  • 1 point perspective city street
  • How to make Flipbooks
  • Graffiti Words
  • Radial Symmetry Mandalas

Collage Center

BASIC

  • Different scissors (what do they look like, where are they, how to use them)
    • Basic paper cutting scissors
    • Special edge scissors
    • Fabric Scissors
    • Cardboard Scissors
    • Metal/Plastic Scissors
    • Wire cutters
    • Exacto blades
  • Cutting techniques
    • Cutting out of a magazine
    • Detail Cutting
    • Cutting in the center of something
    • Measuring before cutting
    • Scoring
  • Different glues/tapes (best uses and how to use)
    • Tupperware glue
    • Glue sticks
    • White glue
    • Wood glue
    • Tacky/craft glue
    • Hot Glue
    • Masking tape
    • Cello tape
    • Fancy tape
  • Gluing techniques
    • Tissue paper
    • papier-mâché
    • magazines
    • dealing with bubbles (brayer)
    • Glitter

ADVANCED

  • Composition “auditioning” collage elements

PROJECTS

  • Altered Books
  • Paper dolls with brads
  • Exquisite corpse spiral book
  • Food Faces

Computer Center

BASIC

  • Different programs available
    • MS Paint
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Pivot Animation
    • Windows Movie Maker
    • GameMaker
    • Flash
  • Locating Files on the server
  • Proper Saving
  • Turning in to the Digital Inbox

ADVANCED

  • Different tools in Photoshop
  • How to create a character in Pivot

PROJECTS

Printmaking Center

BASIC

  • Ink Pad care
  • Rubber Stamp cleaning
  • Creative uses for rubber stamps
  • Mono-printing

ADVANCED

  • Creating your Own stamp carving
    • Reverse image
    • Tools for carving
    • Safety when carving
  • Inking and Block Printing

Paint Center

BASIC

  • Different Types of Paints
    • Acrylic
    • Tempera
    • Watercolor
    • Gesso
  • Color Wheel and Mixing colors
  • Paint brush care and cleaning
  • Different Paint surfaces and papers
    • Painting on plastic/metal or non-paper surfaces

ADVANCED

Sculpture Center

BASIC

  • Different scissors (see collage)
  • Different glues (see collage)
  • Attachment ideas
    • Folding tubes
    • Using tapes
    • Scoring cardboard

ADVANCED

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