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  • Color Wheel Mandala's We have been working hard on a practice worksheet and this week we are finishing up our chosen Mandala Designs to paint using the same Tints, Tones, Hues and Shades.  We visited the Staedtler home website (https://www.staedtler.us/en/)and scrolled to "coloring mandalas".  Scroll down to "open the creator" and you will find an endless options to creating your own personal mandala.  The students were able to play around and save their own design and they were printed on paper to sketch out and paint the color wheel on them.  I could sit on this website for days and not get bored.  Go Check it Out!Here are some examples of ongoing work from last week.  There ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2017, 9:25 PM by CAROLYN NAYLOR
  • Remember Wednesdays are Ketchup Day Students are asked to review the assignments that are recent and make sure they are caught up on whatever they are missing.  Assignments can also be done at home as long as students are letting me give them a grade in my gradebook for what they already have done so there isn't a MISSING assignment that would affect their average.  We have been using chromebooks in art class this week.  Each student is given their own chromebook to use in art responsibly.  Misuse of the chromebooks will eliminate them from their use in art and they will get an alternative assignment. Please encourage your students to use the chromebooks properly and take advantage of the Wednesday make up time ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2017, 9:12 PM by CAROLYN NAYLOR
  • Positive and Negative Space Homework We have been working on the positive and negative space project and moved onto focusing on the NEGATIVE SPACE of your first or last name.  Use the worksheet above to continue your final.  If you want to see the video that we showed in class on the step by step of how to complete the worksheet above click  here.If you are having trouble with drawing block letters the page below will remind you what block letters should look like.
    Posted Sep 8, 2017, 12:23 PM by CAROLYN NAYLOR
  • School Year 2017-2018 is almost here... Welcome Back Desert Foothills Art Students!I am excited to start this school year my 14 year of teaching in the district and my 2nd year at DFJH.  I have been busy planning away for the first semester.  Remember ALL art classes are SEMESTER long.  First semester art runs Aug - Dec and second semester will run Jan - May.  We have some new and exciting changes for the art room this year.If you were lucky enough to be in my classroom last year you may have been privy to the fact that the art room was fitted with one of the NEWEST pieces of technology in the district...SMART TV flat screen.  It's a glorified TV that acts like ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2017, 10:49 PM by CAROLYN NAYLOR
  • Blind Contour Lesson Last week students were shown how to do a blind contour drawing.  This was our first homework assignment.  I asked students to go home and find an inanimate object to practice a blind contour drawing.  There is a link to a video on how to properly draw in this blind contour technique at the end of this post.The technique is used to train your brain to draw what you see, not what your preconceived ideas of what the object might look like, as the video mentions observation "looking" is key.If used daily, repeatedly with many different objects, inanimate or animate, anyone can learn to draw better.  Enjoy!  Here is the link:Blind Contour Drawing
    Posted Jan 25, 2017, 6:57 PM by CAROLYN NAYLOR
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Class Projects

  • Pop Art in 4th Grade I think the students are really excited creating their Pop Art this year.  We are using student's images, Andy Warhol worked with a lot of famous pictures of people ...
    Posted Aug 29, 2014, 3:11 PM by CAROLYN NAYLOR
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