The Hero’s Journey: A 2-Point Perspective Digital Art Project

I'm continually impressed with what the Google Suite of tools can do. Just a few years ago, a project of this type would have required serious photo-editing software (Photoshop, Pixlr, or Gimp), and an intermediate-level understanding of that software. But now, due to the increasing function of Google tools, this is an introductory or novice… Continue reading The Hero’s Journey: A 2-Point Perspective Digital Art Project

Creating a Mugshot Using Google Slides

Edit 8/27/18 - Since uploading this project, I've had some misgivings about the appropriateness of it. For some students, this project could be especially problematic and/or be triggering. Yet, I do like the process of uploading an image, taking a selfie, editing away the background, and having a new image with yourself in it. The… Continue reading Creating a Mugshot Using Google Slides

Art Integration Master Post

Below, is a master post of almost all (I'm sure I've missed a few) of the art integration projects posted on ArtfulArtsyAmy since 2009.The Bear Snores On (ELA)Anansi the Spider (ELA)Makey Makey Mondrian (Math)This Bridge Will Not be Gray (ELA)Magnetic Slime (STEAM)Animating Plant Life Cycle (Science)Mr. Seahorse (ELA)Weaving Earthworms (Science)Digital Visual Idioms (ELA)Sacred Geometry Buddhist… Continue reading Art Integration Master Post

Technology Applications in the Art Room

I'm in the process of wrapping up a professional development course I taught entitled, Technology Applications for the [Visual Arts] Classroom. The course was open to anyone in my district, but I had a special emphasis for Art teachers. While most of you bloggy-readers are pretty tech-savvy, I thought you might appreciate some of the… Continue reading Technology Applications in the Art Room

Using Technology to Drive Instruction in Art Class

I'm kinda in love with Technology.I remember seeing the scene wherein Kip serenades Lafawnda at their wedding and thinking, "Lawd. I don't wanna, but I sure do relate to Kip!"It seems as if I'm always on the lookout for ways to utilize technology inside my classroom. ┬áMy students are digital natives, and they interact in… Continue reading Using Technology to Drive Instruction in Art Class

Lesson Plan: Black History Month & Creating a Self Portrait Using Text

In just a few days it will be February and Black History Month. It has always been important for me to celebrate Black History Month with my students. I know that sometimes people find celebrating one race for a month disconcerting. . .I've heard people say "Why isn't there [other racial group] History Month?" That… Continue reading Lesson Plan: Black History Month & Creating a Self Portrait Using Text

Digital Avatars in the Classroom

http://vhss-d.oddcast.com/vhss_editors/voki_player.swf?doc=http%3A%2F%2Fvhss-d.oddcast.com%2Fphp%2Fvhss_editors%2Fgetvoki%2Fchsm=348b518b0dcae0ea7ddae41454544982%26sc=1095146A few years ago my then media specialist (who is now a professional ceramicist!) taught me about a cool online program called, Voki. Voki is a website that allows you to create a customized, personal, animated avatar. . .that speaks! In fact, if you have access to a cell phone or a microphone, you can… Continue reading Digital Avatars in the Classroom