|Clay Sumo Wrestler packed up with other 7th grade treasures for the journey home|
|"To-Do" list all done by today's classes|
|Grade 6 artists at easels in the painting center|
|Only one of these faces is cast from a human face, the rest were made from some molds we found in the closet|
|The plaster heats up a little while it cures. We protected "A's" face with a damp paper towel, and wrapped him up pretty well in some fabric we found in the fiber art center, to keep the drips off his clothing and out of his ears.|
Tina Logan (VATA Secretary and Past President) presents me with the very special, ever growing art teacher award-statue at the Shelburne Museum last October. The deal is, I now have to add something to it before returning it for next year's lucky recipient! My students have more than a few ideas about what we should add, including: wings, a feather tail, googly eyes, a flower garden...how will we decide on just one idea?
My Vermont colleagues surprised me last fall with this honor at the annual VATA state conference. Next, I was recognized along with fellow state recipients from the North East Region, at the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Conference in New Orleans. What a thrill!
Thank you VATA, and NAEA for this very special recognition, and to all my students, past and present, for teaching me so much.
|First artist statement of the year for this 6th grader, whose art class started Monday. He will have art for 9 weeks this year.|
|Tools and materials are set up assembly-line style. Students start in the "ink zone" and move down the line to the "Clean zone" before pulling their print. Printmakers always wear aprons (to wipe their inky fingers on!)|
|The main attraction at the printmaking center may be this Charles Brand press left in my care when my brother up and moved to Japan|
|First try by "A," Grade 5|
|"What Went Wrong?" sign by "MM" many years ago!|