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Osborne Elementary School Art in Motion 2012-13 . Hadley Haas, coordinator h:412749.0490 m: 773.612.3464 hadleybhaas@yahoo.com. Contents. Expectations Teacher Feedback Ideas & Best Practices from ‘Veterans’ Documents Project Samples. Expectations.

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osborne elementary school art in motion 2012 13

Osborne Elementary SchoolArt in Motion 2012-13

Hadley Haas, coordinator

h:412749.0490 m: 773.612.3464 hadleybhaas@yahoo.com

  • Expectations
  • Teacher Feedback
  • Ideas & Best Practices from ‘Veterans’
  • Documents
  • Project Samples
  • Give one 30 minute presentation per month
    • Each presenter is assigned one piece per semester
    • They will present that same piece to three different classes
  • Do some advance planning to research artist, piece and ways to engage children
  • Art available in the HSA room
  • Typically a 15 minute presentation and 15 minute game or art project related to the piece
  • Advise Hadley and teacher of any schedule changes/conflicts
  • You do NOT need to spend a lot of money or an inordinate amount of time
teacher and staff input
Teacher and Staff Input
  • Get them talking!
  • More visual support, the better
ideas from merle cully docent at carnegie museum of art to get kids talking
Ideas from Merle Cully, docent at Carnegie Museum of Art, to Get Kids Talking
  • Provide a few other examples of Artist’s work or pieces from a contemporary. Have Everyone pick a favorite and explain why.
  • Have each student list a few adjectives to describe a painting. Each child shares their list with a friend. Everyone steals one of their words and explain to the group why they picked that one.
  • Give a piece of art a name and explain why you picked it.
  • Have children arrange pick shapes cut from construction paper on the floor; compare and contrast with the group
  • Put pieces in historical perspective for older children
  • Use/expand their vocabulary
best practices
Best Practices
  • All Grades
    • Parent letter with the artist and name of the piece and some high level bullet points about what was discussed
    • E-mail the teacher the day/evening before
      • Confirm time
      • Send Powerpoint, if appropriate
      • OK any activity you may have questions about
  • Kindergarten – Second Grade
    • Have fun!
    • Use fun facts to grab their attention
    • Exposure to mediums/techniques
  • Third to Fifth Grade
    • Points above and…
    • Expand Vocabulary
    • Use History to add context to the piece
best practices from some veterans
Best Practices from Some ‘Veterans’
  • Everyone brings their own unique perspective and strengths to the program!
  • Be yourself and find what works for you
  • No one presentation should be the same, but here are some ideas that have worked for others
  • From Nancy…
    • Tailor your material to your audience
    • Have a small “incentive” to encourage participation (get approval from teacher in advance)
    • Experiment with different techniques that relate to your artwork (collage, pastels, etc.)
    • Make participation a game (I spy, etc.)
best practices from some veterans1
Best Practices from Some ‘Veterans’
  • From Janet…
    • She creates a PowerPoint that usually includes the following
      • Biography of the Artist
        • Background
        • Training
        • Influences
      • Geography – map(s) of where they artist was born, where they worked, etc.
      • Explanation of the type of art
      • Specific piece of art, including information such as…
        • When it was completed
        • How much it sold for
        • Colors, feeling, etc.
      • Re-cap important details
      • Move on to short craft, art project or game
  • Check the Osborne website under Home & School Association for documents available to presenters, including:
    • Presentation samples
    • Parent letter samples
    • 2012-2013 calendar
    • This presentation
  • Do you have good ideas to share? Let me know and I’ll make sure they get posted on the website too!
parent letter
Parent Letter
  • Name of Artist
  • Name of Piece
  • Key elements/ vocabulary that were discussed
  • Make copies and give to teacher for students to take home that night
project ideas
Project ideas

Simple marker drawing using ‘pointilism’ like Seurat

Group collage project inspired by Kandinsky

Pastel portrait using elongation like Modigliani

in conclusion
In Conclusion…
  • Thanks so much for your support of this important program!
  • Feel free to call or e-mail me if you want to talk through any ideas, have any questions, etc.

Hadley Haas


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