Category Archives: Getting Ideas

Inspiration Games

Sometimes it’s hard to know where our inspiration comes from. We see, hear and react to things all the time, non-stop. It’s a blur! I thought it would be fun to turn getting inspiration into a series of games (spinners, dice … Continue reading

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Art x 3 = U

The Creative Arts students participated in a collaborative art making experience designed around the theme: celebrity.  These collaborative works of art were created by the combined aesthetic decisions and contributions of three different students, who were known to each other … Continue reading

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A Breath of Fresh Air!

I just gotta say, kids are awesome! My students, in particular, are especially awesome. Six of my middle schoolers set up this year’s art installation, Aero for our Art is Elemental fire/air unit. My trust-worthy colleague and friend, and three … Continue reading

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Images inspire Words; Words inspire Images: Short Story Blog Posts

Inspiration and ideas come from everywhere….it’s sensory and stimulating – and it’s what makes life so interesting!! This lesson idea came from a variety a wonderful conversations with colleagues and a children’s book called, Patches.  I set out to develop … Continue reading

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Filled with Thanks and Gratitude

This past Saturday, we hosted our fourth Empty Bowls Dinner to benefit The Foodbank of South Jersey. Our Empty Bowls Dinners have become quite the community event, and they always leave everyone feeling full inside – not just with yummy … Continue reading

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Join us for an Empty Bowls Dinner!

The HTHS Art Students and 2013 Swim Team are hosting an Empty Bowls Dinner!  Saturday, February 9th from 5:30 – 8pm in the High School Cafeteria. $10 per person Come join us for a Pasta Pot Luck community dinner and … Continue reading

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Cast Your Vote!

Today is election day! For the past three weeks, my students have been working on a mixed media collage as a visual means of “casting their vote” for the next president or “taking a stand” on an issue pertinent to … Continue reading

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Planning a Conference!

The Art Educators of New Jersey (AENJ) is New Jersey’s Art Ed. organization with over 1,150 members. I currently serve on the Executive Board as the President Elect and am also the Conference Co-Chair. My colleague, Ellen and I are … Continue reading

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Summers Off

off ? I think it’s still a widely held misconception that teachers spend their summers completely detached from their jobs.  As if we simply hand in our brains along with all of the other items we are required to relinquish … Continue reading

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Our Dinner Party Brunch

Beginning in March, my students learned about Judy Chicago’s, “The Dinner Party”. For our ceramics unit, the students were required to create a three piece place setting that was a symbolic tribute to a significant person in their life. That … Continue reading

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