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Sign Language Papier Mache’ Hands

What do you with seniors who have senioritis and have already checked out? You let them play with tins of watered down glue and paper. It’s simply amazing how a bunch of seniors instantly revert to elementary school kids as there hands get covered in a ooey gooey substance such as papier mache glue. This

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Graffiti/Sculpture Art Lesson

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This unit will start the students out in their sketchbook as they learn to draw the different styles of graffiti, they will then move on to create their own graffiti art on a piece of 11×17 Mixed Media paper. When complete the students will use cardboard to create a sculpture of their tag. This lesson has

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Ceramic Monster Mugs

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This lesson is a long lesson, it is built as a UNIT plan because I needed to break it up into several days for work. It is meant as a opening ceramics lesson for my seniors in Fundamentals of Art. FYI-they have not had art since middle school.

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Posterized Grid Painting

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The purpose of this unit is to teach students about Pop Art and to expand what they previously learned during the color wheel lesson to an actual photograph they will use for reference. Students will use a photograph from the internet, a family member or a self-portrait they would like to re-create. During the lesson

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Color Wheel Sketchbook

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SKETCHBOOK #4 – Create 2 – 4”x8” rectangles. Each rectangle has to have a design that would allow them to incorporate two colors (one for the color wheel color, and one for the complementary color). Check out the lesson photo gallery for ideas (Radial Color Design). Think easy, this is a quick lesson. Maybe organic

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Radial Color Design

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Even though this is 12th grade, many of my seniors have not had art since 8th grade, so a refresher on the color wheel is needed, especially since their next couple of lessons involve painting and mixing colors. I usually start out with a Prezi lecture that consists of a two day lecture. The first

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Do not fear mistakes - there are none.

On being human

( Miles David )

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

On growing up

( Pablo Picasso )

To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it

On being an artist

( Kurt Vonnegut )

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

On being yourself

( Dr Suess )

The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.

On being and artist

( Paul Strand )

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

On being yourself

( Scott Adams )

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.

On being an artist

( Oscar Wilde )

There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it.

On being an artist

( Henry Moore )

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

On Running Away

( Twyla Tharp )

Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it.

On Perfection

( Salvador Dali )

To be an artist is to believe in life.

On life

( Henry Moore )

To create one’s own world takes courage.

On courage

( Georgia O’Keeffe )

Creativity takes courage

On Creativity

( Henri Matisse )

I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.

On seeking art

( Vincent van Gogh )

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