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  1. Don’t Forget the Art Minnesota District Teacher’s Convention Brainerd, MN October 2010 Karen Grunwald St. Paul’s Lutheran, New Ulm, MN

  2. Why Have Art? • Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s workmanship. • Psalm 145:10 All that you have made will praise you, O Lord; your saints will extol you.

  3. Art-What and Why? • What? The conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects. (Merriam Webster Dictionary-1995) • Why? Art adds interest to academic classes and beauty to your room and the school. It gives moms things to save-Memories!

  4. Kid’s Artistic comments • Kindness is extra art • As way of thanking me • One drew me lots of cartoon characters • One drew pictures with memories • Cards • “I really enjoy art class with you.” • “It’s fun to draw when you read to us.” • Booklet filled with their art and thanks

  5. Art Adds • Practice in planning an outcome • Attention to detail • Opportunities for constructive criticism • Student interaction • Fine motor skill development • Responsibilty practice

  6. Why do we “forget the art”? • No desire for the mess • No materials • No time • No ideas or plan • No ability • Other

  7. No Desire for the Mess • Have a plan • Use your students • Use space suited for art • Plan art to suit your space

  8. No ability • Excuses • Solutions • Use your members • Pastor-caricatures • Lady artist-perspective • Potter • Other resources

  9. No Materials • Let people know you are looking • Electrician-wire • Lumber Yard-wood • Scrap art materials • Save things

  10. No Time • Fit it into other classes

  11. Religion • Cards for sharing • Blessing Bags • Hallway art • Bulletin board pictures • Christmas decorations • Lent-Stained glass windows • Newspaper stories and cartoon drawings

  12. Cards for Sharing Torn Paper

  13. Cards for Sharing

  14. Christmas Blessing Bags

  15. Hallway Art

  16. Easter Art

  17. Hallway or Bulletin Board Group Projects • Enlarge a design with an overhead, trace • Have the students paint it

  18. Stained Glass Windows • Have the students draw a simple design. • Cut out two layers of the design. • Use colored celophane to fill in the design. We taped the edges on the inside so they did not show.

  19. Use a simple design, add outlines of various colors of chalk.

  20. Use words to outline shapes • Use a hymn or Bible verse with religious symbols • Leaf shapes-Use fall watercolors, then fill in the veins with all related words or adjectives

  21. Lenten Church Windows

  22. Bible Times News

  23. Math • Tesselations • Symmetry • Grids • Graphs

  24. Science • Drawings of nature • Sketches of animals • Science fair board displays • Posters • Fish

  25. Oil Spill Booklet Cover

  26. Grid Enlargements • Find a picture to enlarge • Give them a transparency grid to put on top of the picture • Trace onto a larger grid

  27. History • Canoe • Coloring book of Native American activities • Posters, murals • Turkeys • Passport Booklet

  28. Canoe to teach about the Voyaguers. Enlarged from a picture in my MN History textbook. The students helped color it.

  29. MN History Art Activities Parfleche Coloring Book Pages Poster drawn from coloring book ideas

  30. MN History • Design your own town • Advertise it • Choose one-square mile of land on the state map • Layout your town based on the land features • Follow the guidelines in the book to decide if your town has a railroad or not • Follow the guidelines in the book to determine who might live in your town

  31. This advertisement focused on the industries in the town.

  32. American History Passport Booklet

  33. Reading • Decorated Versals (A Door in the Wall) • Pottery (A Single Shard) • Potter • Design the pottery-drawing, painting, water wash • Pottery • Paint the pottery

  34. Decorated Versals

  35. Student-Made Sign for a Hallway Display

  36. Patterns for Celadon Pottery Project

  37. Potters at work. We used self-hardening clay.

  38. Display for “A Single Shard”

  39. More Reading • Decorate Journals-The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Brian’s Winter • Art like the book-Call it Courage • Watercolor Dolphins-Island of the Blue Dolphins • Trumpeter swans- The Trumpet of the Swan

  40. Watercolor Dolphins

  41. Call it Courage Scratch Art

  42. Cardboard Bird for The Trumpet of the Swan Students traced the wings, then added the feather designs.

  43. Modeling Clay Sculptures

  44. Illustrate Details about a Favorite Book