Sunday, November 17, 2013

Until next year....

Even though the OAEA conference is over, the excitement and ideas are still buzzing around my head!! I love the recharging and inspiration that conference brings and I love the process on the days after of brainstorming and figuring out how the creative genius I just experienced can be worked into my own classroom. Not even kidding here, but I have a list of over 35 things already and I haven't even started going through my notes.

 My friend and fellow OAT Mary H and I presented on k-12 sculpture and we hope everyone will try a little sculpture in their own classrooms. We had a ball and hope that everyone walked away with a little knowledge and  inspiration of their own. In less than an hour and 45 minutes pretty much everyone made away an armature coated in Plastercraft and a started modeling with the paper clay! AND bonus for me I had a former student in the workshop!! I am starting to feel really old now! Tons of people to thank for all of their help so a big thank you to Cameron D, Leah S, Ashley R.and the biggest thank you to the woman known as Rader for getting coffee, water and taking pictures and helping in every way possible. A huge shout out and thank you to Katie Cahill of Sax/School Specialty for her donations and work as well!



Saturday, November 2, 2013

OAEA Conference 2013 Toledo Bound!

This year the Ohio Art Education Association is hosting their annual conference in Toledo, Ohio and the theme is "Reflecting the Standard".  Along with another fellow arts educator, Mary Haas from Eastern Elementary, we are presenting a 2 hour workshop on sculpture k-12 in the classroom. One of my finished example pieces is a frog since Toledo has a theme of frogs in many of their arts venues and around town. I am excited to present for so many different reasons. Mainly because it is always fun to share out what my kiddos can do and have done and because I LOVE sculpture in the art room!! Please enjoy a few of the in progress works below from my students! All of the works are made from a newspaper/cardboard armature and a plaster gauze and paperclay exterior. More images to come!