Thursday, August 6, 2015
The First Day: Rules, Presentations, and Activities
I'm teaching K-12th grade Studio Art (and Digital Art) this year. I'm gonna have a whole two weeks of First Days.
I thought I'd share with you a brief overview of what I'm doing and my presentations. Feel free to download my presentations from Slideshare (just follow the links), and edit for your own use!
I'll welcome my students with this presentation which includes a bit about me and my rules. I used the Minions to help demonstrate rules (there are animations. You will have to download the presentation from Slideshare in order to view the animations):
Then, we're gonna talk about portraits and avatars. The first studio-art project will be to make a small, 6 inch x 6 inch self-portrait. I will combine all the portraits to make one larger artwork/mural. The first digital art-project will be to make an online avatar for usage in their Google Chrome accounts.
I'll welcome my students with this presentation. I used popular internet memes and gif to help illustrate the rules (there are animations. You will have to download the presentation from Slideshare in order to view the animations):
Then, we're gonna define Art using this presentation:
Finally, we will answer the question of "what is art" in our own works and make a collaborative piece using sticky notes.