Clear Creek ISD
I have been an elementary art teacher for 10 years and I can’t imagine having another job! I am not a master at any one media, but love to explore and learn along with my students. My passion for art is demonstrated in the classroom by the diversity of student artistic challenges, school community involvement and the smiles on my student’s faces. I’m always looking for ways to grow in my teaching and am willing to share all that I learn with students and colleagues. I have a special knack for organization (I label everything!) and love to share art from around the world with my students. A friend recently told me about a website called Pinterest and I have been addicted to “pinning” ever since. There are endless ideas from great art teachers regarding lesson planning, creativity enhancers and classroom management. Check it out if you get a chance, you’ll love it!
List of Lesson Plans, Ideas and Tips
1. 3-D Mini Museum-create a “corner” of an art museum
2. Crazy Clay Bird- a fun clay project originally from arts magazine issue
3. Recycled Sketchbook-reuse cereal or cracker boxes to create a sketchbook
4. Black & White Tube Sculpture- make it individually or with a group, any size will do!
5. Organizational Tips-Check out ways to make your art room a little more organized, here is also some great uses for old markers (create colored glue and liquid watercolor!)
6. Moon Lit Night-a great lesson in value with paint
7. Starry Night with a Twist-create a starry night with different kinds of lines
8. Create a Color Book-book making for younger kids
9. Bunny Basket Weaving-an easy way to basket weave for the young ones
10. Silly Hand Puppet- a fast and easy puppet for all ages
- 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