Wednesday, April 12, 2017

AWESOME SQUIGGLES

Happy Spring everyone!!!

I am so excited about the project that I have had ALL my k-5 art classes working on- THE AWESOME SQUIGGLE!!!  I learned about this project through a former teacher of the year who teaches 3rd grade at my school, Palencia Elementary (the only 1 to 1 digital school in St. Johns county Florida) and she is a Skype educator expert!  I learned more about the project at our St. Augustine Edcamp that was held at our school in March.

While I wasn't sure exactly how to approach this project, I loved the idea of allowing students the freedom to create meaningful artwork using media of their choice.  Since I post most of my lessons on Youtube to introduce students to how I would approach such an artistic challenge, I decided to make one video using my iPad and the sketchbook app.  (All my k-2 students have iPads) This first squiggle of mine was of an Egyptian girl in the desert.  Then I did another video based on the incoporated study of the artist Juan Miro, and surrealism.

After I had almost all my classes introduced and most started the project, the next step once a student squiggle was finished I had the students or I take pictures of them and publish them to our Artsonia gallery.  https://www.artsonia.com/slideshow.asp?project=1321466
Then I typed a brief script for students to record their squiggle using an app on the iPad called Chatterpix.



So many students have LOVED the freedom in this project and wanted to choose it for the best piece of art work for our school wide art show.
Our next step is to connect with some great classes across the country and continent to share our awesome work and learn more about others!

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