I changed things up today and I read the story Where the Wild Things are by Maurice Sendak. It was after lunch so I think the students enjoyed taking a break for a few minutes and listening to a story. Then we reread the book through the eyes of an illustrator and noted all theContinue reading “Texture Monsters”
I had the wonderful opportunity to present with our CTE team at the Educating for Careers Conference in Sacramento. We discussed how we grew our wonderful CTE middle school program from 1 CTE course to 5. We now offer courses in Robotics, Coding, Health, Engineering, and may favorite Digital Design. I also had the opportunityContinue reading “Educating for Careers”
After looking at professional logo designs that used words to create an image, students chose nouns to turn into literal word art.Students began first with an exploration of thumbnails. They collaborated together to refine, modify and edit their designs. Students took photos of their designs using Photo Booth, imported it into Adobe AI, placed itContinue reading “Word Art – Digital Design Class/CTE”
One of the very first things we do in our Graphic Design class after becoming familiar with Photoshop and how to import and download images is create a Dream Bedroom. What’s nice about this project is that the students already have a previous understanding of how to create perspective from their beginning art course. ThisContinue reading “One Point Perspective Rooms – CTE Graphic Design”
One point perspective can be a challenge to teach. The vocabulary can be daunting, and interest soon fades. I found grid paper is a great way to help calm axieties of trying to draw a straight line. Also names are naturally engaging.
Sixth Graders learned to create paper masks. Based on the video by Peggy Flores, students learned various paper techniques to create these amazing forms. Want to make your own mask, check out the planning sheet I have available.
Welcome to Mrs. Dowd’s Art Class. I teach 6-8 grade art to a bunch of incredible kids. Here I will be documenting my lessons and work for my students, parents, and other educators. I hope you enjoy our Middle School Journey to the Art Side.