Category Archives: Art Lessons

This Old House Assignment

5938 This Old House Assignment: (from A Survival Kit for the Elementary/Middle School Art Teacher) To prep this assignment, find numerous pictures of houses and other architecture, I used magazines. Copy them in medium contrast black and white.  The goal … Continue reading

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Half-A-Face Assignment

5973 Half-A-Face Assignment: To prep this assignment, find numerous full face pictures, I used magazines, or you could take pictures of your students. Copy them in medium contrast black and white. Depending on your students’ skill level, offer the whole … Continue reading

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Animation: Claymation

For the Year 2005-2006 We received a grant from the Everett Education Foundation to support Claymation in my classes. I created “Sound Stages” with foam core. The students created backdrops and props. They also built their own clay characters using … Continue reading

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Clay: Pottery In Middle School

Before students are able to begin the clay projects we go through a great deal of rules, methods and procedures. Doing clay in your middle school classroom can be a wonderful joy or a logistical and managerial nightmare. To insure … Continue reading

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CLAY: Tile Assignment

The Tile Assignment is a process in experimenting with glazes. When I was in pottery classes and then again when I was taught how to teach pottery, I was always told, don’t mix the glazes. But then as I read … Continue reading

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