Congratulations to B.A. Kindergarten artist, Jessica, for winning the Artsonia Artist of the Week Contest! Jessica will be receiving a $50.00 Blick Art gift certificate that she can use to acquire art supplies to use at home. She will also be presented with an award plaque from Artsonia. Our B.A. Art Program will be receiving a $100.00 gift certificate from Blick Art that will help us to have more art supplies at school!
Thank you to everyone who supported Jessica and took the time to cast votes! Thank you to Artsonia for selecting Jessica's artwork for this contest and thank you to Blick Art Supplies for the gift certificates. Everyone who participated in this contest is appreciated for helping to make a difference!
Most 3rd graders in Mrs. Farber's class needed extra time to complete their Alice in Wonderland inspired Teacups. As they finished, I allowed them to explore our new iPads. First, they learned how to take an online art assessment quiz. After they finished the quiz, they spent a few minutes learning how to take photos using PhotoBooth. They found the "mirror" effect and many others to be hilarious. Take a look at the photos above and you will see why!
The creative idea of posing with iPads in front of their faces came from one of these students! Click on the images to see larger versions.
This was the first time that students learned how to take photos using PhotoBooth. In the future, students will be using our iPads to photograph their artwork and much more.
4th Graders: Are you ready for the upcoming Art Assessment Test? You have been learning about and applying the elements and principles of art in every lesson we have explored. You have been developing and expanding your art vocabulary over the years and have had a lot of practice in combining your technical and creative problem solving skills in the art room.
I created this online quiz to help you to get your mind ready for test taking. It is important that you take the time to practice taking an art test because typically when we are in the art room, we are doing hands on work rather than taking tests. We will spend an art class or two to make sure that everyone is as comfortable as possible with taking a test in the art room. If you practice at home, this could save us some time and allow us to get back into an art-making mode.
If you have concerns or difficulty with any of the questions in this quiz, please be sure to let me know so that we can review in class.
To access the quiz, scroll down and look for the word, "CATEGORIES" on the right of your screen. Then, click on "District Art Assessment Test". Click "Start" and take the quiz.
4th grader, Umar, has been selected to have his artwork in the South Brunswick 2012-2013 District Calendar! The piece that was selected was his "If Fish Could Talk" drawing. Congratulations Umar!
I created this speaking Mona spoof using the Funny Movie Maker Pro app.
Sometimes, when it is time to clean up, I say, "Mona" and students then reply by saying, "Lisa". I learned this attention grabbing strategy from a few fellow art teachers on Pinterest. The idea is that students should reply by saying, "Lisa", while posing like this famous portrait. They should have their arms folded, mouths closed, and eyes on the speaker.
Instead of saying Mona, I shared this video with my students. They thought it was a fun twist to see Mona come to life and assist us with preparing to clean up.