Dias de los Muertos

Dias de los Muertos

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Kindergartens hard at work...We are drawing lady bugs...start by tracing a circle then following along with the drawing lesson to complete. But my favorite part is the details, this week the ladybugs have been drawn in the park, a ladybug family, at a birthday party....the possibilities are endless.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

 Animals in Art
Some art work examples from today's exploration of "Why do artists use animals as their subject matter?" Each of these students also explored different points of view. Can you tell which is which? Front point of view/side point of view/ and back point of view.
 Some students tried their hand at realism while others kept it a little more abstract. Some chose color while others worked on their shading with value.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Camey Art (first day of school)

Our first day into the 2013-2014 school year. 5th/4th/3rd/2nd/1st are doing three things. 1) review the art room rules, there's only 4 so it takes all of 5 minutes. 2)our essential question "Why do artists use animals as their subject matter?" 3)look at some artwork throughout history based on animals and then create an artwork of an animal. Students have three ways to go about making their artwork, 1)they could just draw from their imagination 2)use idea sheets(old national geographic images)3)use how to draw books (purchased by me from 1/2 priced books)Photo below, if I knew how to flip it I would...I'll be posting some artwork and answers to the essential question later this week..keep posted!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Another day of technology...

Sitting here on Friday August 16 in the Bolin Center Computer Lab, learning more ways how use technology in art. I've been playing around with some new art apps...Wow! Let me share some with you.

Brushes: $4.99
A painting application designed from scratch for the iPhone and iPod touch. Featuring an advanced color picker, several realistic brushes, layers, extreme zooming, and a simple yet deep interface, it is a powerful tool for creating original artwork on your mobile device.
Lets create Pottery HD: $4.99
A unique app where you create pottery with your fingers from molding, to firing it, painting it, and finally sharing it. It has an ordering system where you can make pottery, or make and sell it. As you earn money you can buy colors and brushes to decorate your pottery.
Letters of Vincent van Gogh: FREE
A application provided by the Van Gogh Museum. It uses the artist's own letters to explore the life and times of one of the world's most famous man.  Here for the first time you can enter the mind of Vincent himself and discover his real genius. 
Musee de Lourve: FREE
The world's largest museum houses a fabulous collection of more than 35,000 works of art… in a historic palace! But if you can't come to the Louvre, we can help you discover the museum's must-sees on your iPod touch or even your iPad!
Etch-a-Sketch Lite: FREE
Re-live the classic drawing fun of Etch A Sketch on your iPhone or iPod Touch. This "Lite" version allows you to draw and color with your finger or with the knobs! You can "shake to erase", and save up to 3 of your drawings.
Jazz Sculptor: $1.99
Sculptor is an application that you can experience carving touching on screen. Tap to chisel away on a block of wood or even a pumpkin. There is “User’s Gallery” where you can see hundred of collection of user created sculptures all over the world. Please have a look at those works first.
Lego: FREE
Here’s an app to immortalize your favorite things in LEGO form. Just point the camera, import the images select one, press the button, and watch the masterpiece build! Capture your child’s moments of brilliance in LEGO bricks. Create a pixelised artwork in seconds.
Symmetry: $1.99
Symmetry will take you to the completely symmetry world. Use your favorite photos and get a taste of symmetrical style and you will be amazed with the photos. You can create vertical and horizontal symmetry images in a second.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Get ready to create!!! In the Camey art room we use all types of different media: clay, weaving, painting, drawing...the creativity is only limited by YOU!

Technology in Art...What?

This is my first attempt at a blog...arrrgggh! Its all good...every journey begins with a first step. So this is my first step, baby steps...into my technology journey. Seriously just getting onto the site to type this took about 15 minutes, I'm a slower learner so come next summer I'll be a pro at blogging.