I changed my art room into a gallery featuring artist Claude Monet. We have large backdrop boards in our district for stapling artwork. Our parent organization alSo helps rent the "teachers traveling exhibit" of Monet's work. There are 3 silk reproductions of Monet's work. All students see the exhibit during art class this week. Parents are invited to class or they can come to an evening event during the week. Next week students wii start Monet inspired projects.
What a great idea Vicky! I am inspired to invite my parents into the class room for YAM!thanks LeeRemember to leave an email address- if you do not want to leave it publicly email your email to email@example.com
Actually I am in the process of opening my own studio on our ranch in Prescott, Az - although we are not open yet (still getting ranch ready to move in) I have started a website/newsletter/facebook page and twitter with our name ART on the Ranch...I am bringing art lessons for young children (focus) and adults bringing fine arts and creative crafting together to celebrate youth and their open minds to creativity! I will be teaching with music to go with the style we are working on and teaching art history along side...to make a unique experience for children ....and adults!
OMG....Lorlee I am planning on the same thing my self next year. I also want to have an artist supply store since there is not one in our area. I wish you all the luck in the world, that is just awesome!Lee
Celebrating YAM with a student exhibit and our new HS art Showfirstname.lastname@example.org
Art shows are great for YAM
I'm not a zentangle person per se, but I like doing that type of doodle and I have a few books of ZT stuff that my students enjoy.
I love Zentangle in the classroom...it is my most peaceful days!Lee
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I've been zentangling for a couple of years now and absolutely love combining it with Inktense pencils on both paper and fabric. I've never taken a class about Zentangle and am not a CZT. Adding color to the zentangle is my favorite way to express my art right now.
I would love to see the Inktense Zentangles you are doing. If you have time please email some photos to email@example.com,Lee
I'm not in a school situation, but I guess I'm celebrating YAM by giving after school art lessons to two neighbor children. Hope that counts as a way to enhance art in and out of the school system.
Spreading art in anyway is just awesome!Lee
We are having an Art Show this month!
Art show's for YAM are just awesome!
I teach K-8 in a private school. We are getting into spring this March by painting pictures of Van Gogh's sunflowers in 1st, cherry blossoms in K, 1, 2, 3, and the DC monuments surrounded by cherry blossoms in 4th. We are investigating spring birds in the lower grades, too. The upper grades are working on Lenten and Easter projects. We did a cross in perspective in 6th grade that came out great! 7th is finishing a watercolor of the Great Wave. Still trying to catch up after all the snow days this winter!
Pam - I am in the DC area too and the show days have been crazy! I am still finishing our Valentine's day projects!Lee
I found your blog on Pinterest. I do art projects with my 6yr old daughter on the weekends. I also collect ideas for volunteer work at an art center in a nearby town. Kids just don't get to experience art enough at this formative age!
Stephanie...I would love to hear more about your art center!