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  • 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
  • Welcome 2nd Semester Art Students I am very excited to start the new semester with all my new art students.  Last semester was definitely a change from the schedule I had at my old school.  I enjoy seeing each and every students everyday and getting to know them individually so well.   There were several things I changed from last semester such as my syllabus and my several aspects of the daily art room function. The most interesting and exciting change from last semester is that I started a Twitter account to tweet pictures from the art room.  You can find the art room on twitter @DFJH_artworkI will focus on the artwork, activity or project that we are working and omit student faces in ...
    Posted Jan 25, 2017, 6:48 PM by CAROLYN NAYLOR
  • Ready, Set...Go! Finished making some final touches in my classroom for Monday...First Day of School 2016-2017.  I have been busy since the middle of July trying to unpack 12 years of boxes from my previous school getting ready to receive 7th and 8th graders in my new room at Desert Foothills Jr. High.  The previous art teacher left lots of wonderful pieces of organization for me to work with for this year.  She made a great program in art the last 3 years and I am hoping to pick up from where she left off and keep the momentum going.  I know it's hard to get back into the swing of things from summer break but the excitement @ Desert ...
    Posted Aug 6, 2016, 12:09 AM by CAROLYN NAYLOR
  • Welcome Back to the Art Room 2015-2016 This will be my the beginning of my 12 year teaching art here at Tumbleweed.  I am excited for what the new year brings us!  The beginning weeks are full of review and practice of the rules and procedures. In art we try to earn letters towards a Free Art Day party!  Ask your student about it.  I will be posting pictures of the upcoming art projects you might see your student bringing home across the grade level.  Kinder and 1st just started a NAME PROJECT.  This project incorporates proper use of glue and torn paper.  Keep a look out for pictures.******If you have items that you would like to donate to the art room please call and let ...
    Posted Aug 14, 2015, 2:57 PM by CAROLYN NAYLOR
  • Andy Warhol - Pop Art Welcome back Tumbleweed Students and parents!  It is great to be back for another exciting year in the art room here at Tumbleweed Elementary!  This year we are starting off with something different.  I have each grade level and every class learning about Andy Warhol and his artwork of the 1960's.  Students will be learning about the artists life and art using video and PowerPoint.  Here is a link to Andy Warhol's website if you are interested to learn more about his life.  I used this youtube video http://youtu.be/kZTsbJcr9VI to help with our introduction to the Andy Warhold unit.  I hope you enjoy all the artwork you will be seeing from your students during this ...
    Posted Aug 29, 2014, 12:50 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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