Monday, December 1, 2014

Welcome Back!

Welcome back from Thanksgiving break. 

Do Now: Write about your favorite type of art that you have learned about so far this semester. After you decide which is your favorite, write about what you know about it! Complete sentences please. You are as smart as you allow yourself to be!

Today we will just be going through reminder expectations for our choice art room! 

Here are our overarching "I Can" statements:

  • I can explore different media and techniques during choice time.
  • I can respond and reflect on art and processes. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Five Minute Frenzy

Do Now:   Remember complete sentences artists! Your education is your responsibility! 

Is there a project or material that you have been putting off during choice time? 

What about in other classes? 

Do you put off cleaning your room or doing your chores? 

Click on the image below to be taken to the Art of Education article about Five Minute Frenzy:

Today during the first 5 minutes of choice time you are going to work with that material or project that you have been meaning to get done, but have been putting it off. When the timer goes off you can choose to continue working on something else or keep working on that project! 

Did the Five Minute Frenzy help you complete a task that you have been putting off? 

Would you use this technique outside of art?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pop Art

Grab a piece of paper from the center of your table. Please respond to the Do Now below using complete sentences. If you don't use complete sentences the only person you are hurting is yourself! Take part in your education!  


Write about what you know about "Op Art". 

What does the word "Op" stand for? 

What do you think Pop Art is? Take your best guess. 

Great Pop Art Resources: 

Pop Art Makers:

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

WOW Project Resources

Please grab a piece of paper from the center of the table. Respond to the following questions for your DO NOW:

What is your plan for your 2nd WOW project? Write about what it will be and why you have chosen this. Please use at least 3 complete sentences to describe your project. Share with your table group.

Here are two resources that may help you plan your WOW project. The pictures are click-able links! 

The Art of Education

 The Art of Education Lesson Plans

The Incredible Art Department 
 The Incredible Art Department

Friday, November 14, 2014

Op Art and WOW Projects!

Hello Artists!
Please grab a piece of paper from the center of your table.Please do this Op Art Flag tutorial. Write about what you think the word "Op Art" means by using your inferencing skills.

Op Art stands for Optical Art.

Optical- refers to sight or eyes.

Watch Op-Art of Victor Vasarely

Helpful Links:

Reminders: You have two more WOW Projects to do before the semester is over. Here are the expectations for WOW Projects. You can find the Planning/Evaluation sheets next to the speakers in the front of the room.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Doodle Do Now!

Doodle Addicted Website

Artists! This is a great doodling website with tutorials by a fellow doodler named Heidi Denney. Lots of ideas, videos, and how to draws. Please grab a paper from the center of your table and use the "Box Fill" tutorial posted below.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Literacy Boost Challenge

Hello Hiatt Artists,
Below you will find a link to the article we will read in class. Please click the link and read. We will then come back to our seats for a discussion.

A Boost for the World's Poorest Schools

a. Gender inequality in the developing world is a major hindrance to the education of women and girls. What are some of the reasons behind this disparity and what incentives for families does the author describe for keeping girls in school?

b. How does poverty, on a national and individual level, affect a family’s ability to send their children to school? According to the article, what are some nations doing to encourage and help families living in extreme poverty to prioritize education?
c.In what type of community (e.g.: urban, suburban, rural) is the access to education most challenging and what is one example the author gives to illustrate this? Using your background knowledge, give two additional examples of issues that might make access to education in rural community particularly difficult.
d.What is a Book Bank? In what ways does access to books and texts outside of the classroom help children make progress in reading? How do literate or illiterate adults at home impact a student’s education?
e.What are three greatest instructional (i.e.: materials, staff, curriculum, school
environment) challenges facing schools in poor communities?
f.According to the article, how do the three components of Save the Children’s Literacy Boost program work and how do the students benefit?