Our Strength is in Our Shared Inspiration.
Joining forces with virtual art teachers around the country I find inspiration, lessons, tips and ideas. Together we help find solutions for issues we might face and brain storm new ideas to create new experiences for our students.
These are a few of my favorite online spots to play, learn, create, and be inspired!
I am part of the PLN! (-Posse-Professional Learning Network!)
Art Classroom Sites & Blogs
Imagine a Virtual Pin Board of all the inspirational jewels you find on the interweb... and you have found Pinterest. Connecting with your facebook or twitter account you can start following other like minded creative individuals. I have created boards to categorize my web finds and have discovered a wonderful group of art teachers around the world to "follow" and see what art ideas they find and pin.
Many museums around the country serve as a wonderful and many times free resource for educators. Locally we are blessed to have the MFAH and the Kinder Foundation program /library for art teachers with their "Art-to-Go" resources.
MFAH Teaching with ART
Other museums around the country also share interactive spots on the web that have been a great inspiration for my students and I am thankful for their time invested for education.
My favorite Museum Resources:
Matisse for Kids Online Activity : Baltimore Museum of Art
National Gallery of Art Classroom
NGA Kids Online Interactive Activities
Picassohead- Make your own cubist portrait
SFMoma - The Country Dog Gentlemen Travel to Art Travel with to of "man's" best friends and Explore art in the SFMoma collection
MOMA- Destination Modern Art
- LaNell Clark
- Go Ape Over Corrugated Cardboard!
- Razzle my Berries!
- Like Crazy, Gnomes and Gnomettes!
- Flip out for the real MAGIC marker! Gr 2
- Like WOW!!! Little Lichtenstein Easels (Grade 5)
- Great Graters! (Grade 5)
- Cool Dubuffet Sculptures! Gr. 5
- Right O! Sure! It’s “real” leather?
- Make the Scene Gr.3
- What's Buzzin' Creatures Gr K/1
- Leena Elmore
- Holly Bess Kincaid
- Dawn Laird
- Maryanna Rudecki
- Craig Russell