Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Snippety Gibbet's Sculpture Song

This is a song I came up with to help kids understand sculpture. After one time singing it through, it is mostly stuck permanently in their brains. I like that because they often have difficulty in describing exactly what differentiates sculpture from another art form.

Canadian Artist Maud Lewis

Artist Maud Lewis

The Dingles...I Use this for Dismissal

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Creating Art Out of Gum

This is from my alma mater. LOL!

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Cat Came Back

This is another great film from the National Film Board of Canada.  This would be another one that I could show during dismissal.  I could also picture it as an inspiration for a sub lesson.  The kids might have to think of a series of drawings like a cartoon storyboard.  What might happen each time the cat came back...or the cow...or the moose...

Carried Away

........from the National Film Board of Canada.  "Carried Away."  It's a little over 6 minutes long.  This is the synopsis from their site.

This short animated film is an impressionistic reflection on the creative process. Using black-and-white photographs (representing reality), overlaid with animated colour drawings (representing fantasy), it illustrates the artist as he braves creative storms, indulges spontaneous bursts of inspiration and learns, by trial and error, to harness his creative powers.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cartoons in the Art Room?

Someone asked about the reasons I post the Bugs Bunny cartoons and the like. I don't use them during class time for the most part.   My students dismiss from my classroom at the end of the day and the dismissal process takes about 15 minutes.  So, while the kids are waiting to hear their buses called, I show a cartoon.  They stay mostly quiet and that saves my sanity at the end of the day.

Once in a while, if my preschool classes finish  their work with too short an amount of time to do anything else, I might show one.  That way, when their teacher arrives at the door, they're calm.  We're not running around trying to gather up supplies.

Thanks for asking.

bugs bunny & marvin the martian hare way to the sta

......for dismissal

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Itty Bitty Art with Allie Mackay 4.flv

What an amazing idea for a fundraiser!

Coinstar by PES

It's a commercial for Coinstar, but I love that PES!

Friday, March 18, 2011


Mandongos! This is from the blog, Manuales. I use Yahoo's Babelfish to translate the page from Spanish to English.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Paper Collage Techniques with Nita Leland

....maybe something for my Art Club

Bugs Bunny - Wackiki Wabbit show during dismissal

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Full Episode - Agent X

.......Dismissal video I will be using this week.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

Over in the Meadow

I use these with preschool and kindergarten during what would be considered "circle time."

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Community Helpers

My kinders are studying community helpers. After our art lesson, I will show this.