Thursday, October 27, 2011

Introduction to Color Theory

Do you ever make a work of art, take a photo, or put an outfit together and the colors seem to pop or harmonize but you don't know why? Or the opposite, the colors clash with each other? Basic color theory can help you understand why.

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Artist's Tool Kit

I just added a new interactive art link from Minneapolis Institute of Art called "The Artist's Tool Kit." It has games and different activities to teach The Elements of Art and Principles of Design.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

What's Going On in the Art Room?

Kindergarten- Is learning to see shapes everywhere.
First Grade- Is practicing making their own patterns.
Second Grade- Is using line and shape to make texture.
Third Grade- Is using proportion guidelines to draw a portrait.
Fourth Grade- Is designing symbols of things that make up who they are.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Art Educators of Iowa Conference

Mrs. Finney and I are attending the Art Educators of Iowa (AEI) Fall Conference in Des Moines this weekend. The conference will provide an opportunity for us to grow and learn more in our subject area. AEI is a great resource for art lessons, news about art education, the latest art research, and collaboration with other art teachers. Here is their website: