Awesome Art Games to Bust the Boredom!

Quick, Draw! ‘Quick, Draw!’ is interesting as it asks the question ‘Can a neural network learn to recognize doodling?’  It asks you to add to the worlds largest doodling dataset.  You have 20 seconds to draw the items it asks for.  It’s totally fun and addicting! Auto Draw Once you start drawing, Auto draw triesContinue reading “Awesome Art Games to Bust the Boredom!”

My classes are now 100% online and digital.

Attention all students and parents! My classes are now 100% online and digital. Assignments for the week will be posted every Monday.Every Wednesday there will an art appreciation activity which requires a written response. Please use the following Google Classroom Codes to access our online instruction.Google Classroom Codes Period 2: r7tfiocPeriod 3: yizzxdpPeriod 4: ud3gm67Period 5:Continue reading “My classes are now 100% online and digital.”

At Home Classwork

I hope everyone is doing well and is safe. I will be updating google classroom daily. I realize we are in uncharted territory and will modify assignments and be accommodating as possible. If you are unable to do an activity, let me know and I will find you an alternate but appropriate activity. Classroom AssignmentsContinue reading “At Home Classwork”

Ugly Dolls- Soft Sculpture

These couldn’t have come out any cuter! We have been working on soft sculpture. This has been an interesting unit as students have been debating whether or not this medium qualifies worthy as art. At the end of the project when we reflected on our own work, students for the most part agreed soft sculpture,Continue reading “Ugly Dolls- Soft Sculpture”


In this activity students analyzed logos using Costa’s levels of thinking. Students worked in groups of 4 to analyze the logos, evaluate if the logos were appropriate for their intended audience, and if not how could they be improved. Student’s then presented their posters in small groups, came back and reworked their posters.


This year as we are working on our school wide AVID certification we have been focusing on The Five Phases of the Focused Note-Taking Process. We take our notes in our Journals and refer back to them often. We often add to our notes, annotate, we make connections beyond our notes, and reflect on them.Continue reading “FOCUSED NOTE TAKING – AVID STRATEGY”

CTE Brand Identity Collaborative Research project and Presentation,

Wow! That’s a mouthful! Just like the heading states, students worked in pairs to research the brand identities of some of the most successful companies out there. They had a worksheet to help guide them through their research. After researching and documenting their findings. Students downloaded a template for Google slide, made a copy andContinue reading “CTE Brand Identity Collaborative Research project and Presentation,”

Scratch Board Tiki

In this activity, we focused on the principle of Variety.First we looked at art that demonstrates good usage of variety. Then the students delved in deeper with a collaborative activity where they worked in small groups to analyze, interpret, judge, and evaluate a piece by a master artist (AVID strategy Costa’s Levels.) Next students practicedContinue reading “Scratch Board Tiki”