Great Art Lessons for the Creative Soul
Spring is almost here and we are excited. Here are some examples of bulletin board ideas using some our latest products.
The first bulletin board idea features our colorful Elements of Design Bulletin Board Trim. Inspired by our popular Elements of Design Poster, this trim reminds students of the basic elements of design. Create a display that features a work of art and pose the question below to young art students. The painting featured below is entitled, The Arch, by Henry O. Tanner. Have each student to write their answers on a sticky note and post it on the board around the featured painting.
The second bulletin board display exhibits our new Spring Into Art Banner. This display is also framed by our Colorful Pencil Bulletin Board Trim and features student artwork. This floral art lesson can be found in Great Art Lessons for the Creative Soul.
How are you preparing for Spring in your art space?
We made it!! Summer vacation has officially began for many school staff and students. Even though vacation has started, many educators and homeschoolers will be doing research for new art lessons, displays, etc. for the 2014-15 school year. Here's a simple idea to use in any classroom when you are working on a project or art lesson. When I taught art on the secondary level, I always posted the steps for each art lesson on one of the main bulletin boards in my classroom. This allowed each student to be reminded of the steps for each art lesson and cut down the amount of students who asked "What are we supposed to do again?......." A simple version of this is displayed below. An example of the completed demonstration painting is displayed with the lesson steps simply written above. The bulletin board also features our colorful Pencil Bulletin Board Trim as well as out C-R-C poster. Have a wonderfully restful and creative summer.
We had a great time at our virtual book launch party this past Monday. This "scrapbook" page displays some of the high lights. We appreciate everyone who stopped by, signed the guestbook and left beautiful comments. Here's what some people said:
"I was having a rough day and got the call to visit the virtual party. I had a great time playing the game and learning about the resource. I even won a prize."
"You are filling a void, particularly for classroom teachers (instruction) with information and lesson plans, etc."
"Congratulations on a great book! We can't wait to use these lessons at Jordan High School in Durham, NC. Thanks for your contribution to art education!"
Special thanks to everyone who visited the party. We are planning more events in the future. Make sure to visit the website regularly and share it with others. Have a great weekend!
This week we wanted to share a creative bulletin board idea using one of our art resources. Using the 4 Basic Pencil Shading Techniques poster, you can create an outstanding display in 5 easy steps:
1. Choose a bright background paper to cause the resource to standout.
2. Use a border that will compliment the resource. We created the one used in the picture above.
3. Create a fun sign to place at the top.
4. Select interesting examples of pencil drawings using various shading techniques.
5. Mount each sheet on black construction paper.
Send us examples of how you use this poster in your classroom and we'll post them on our website.
Alicia L. McDaniel
Alicia L. McDaniel is the author and creator of Great Art Lessons for the Creative Soul. She is also an educator, professional artist, and lover of the arts.
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