Posts tagged art
Posts tagged art
…the dream of a school founded in the arts, a school that would give back to the community as it bettered its children, never materialized.
Instead, the dance studio was used for storage and the orchestra’s instruments were locked up and barely touched.
The school was plagued by violence and disorder from the start, and by 2010 it was ranked in the bottom five of all public schools in the state of Massachusetts.
That was when Andrew Bott — the sixth principal in seven years — showed up, and everything started to change.
“We got rid of the security guards,” said Bott, who reinvested all the money used for security infrastructure into the arts.
And now it’s one of the fastest-improving schools in the state.
I thought you might find this documentary inspirational. It tells the story of an art teacher in Iowa making stop motion animation with his K-6 students.
We wish we had an art teacher like this when we were young.This is a guest post, cool. Art teacher teaching stop motion. I want to know how to do this! — Vicki
Love this concrete stool for $5 of materials. Might be cool for some classrooms when you want seating in odd spots.
The modern performance company Pilobolus and MIT’s Distributed Robotics Laboratory teamed up at PopTech 2012 along with several hundred volunteers for a collaborative art excercise. Guided by a camera fixed on a towering crane, the volunteers moved around holding umbrellas fixed with LED lights to spontaneously create dramatic colorful formations in a darkened outdoor amphitheater.
Pop tech group collaborative art - how cool!
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The Lion of Lucerne, by Bertel Thorvaldsen.
“The Lion of Lucerne, is a sculpture in Lucerne, Switzerland, designed by Bertel Thorvaldsen and hewn in 1820–21 by Lukas Ahorn. It commemorates the Swiss Guards who were massacred in 1792 during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris, France. The American writer Mark Twain (1835–1910) praised the sculpture of a mortally-wounded lion as “the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world.”
“Arts exposure makes students more altruistic, civically engaged, and socially tolerant.” For more information, read this profile of a school by Liz Dwyer.
I love my touch screens in the computer lab. Here, my students are using the nomad brush to paint on the screen. We have Lenovo m90z’s and I love them. Stable, great machines. Excited about what Windows 8 will do for us.
IF you like to use art in your classroom and haven’t yet done “pop art” then this free workbook is for you. Download it.
Art Teachers will want to download this powerpoint full of Renaissance art to discuss the terms and review.