Anti-Bully Collaborative Mural

Anti-Bully Collaborative Mural

Third graders were inspired to create artwork with an anti-bullying message spread throughout their school.  Students collaboratived to construct each panel using found objects.  After the panels were installed students wrote positive messages to fill the empty spaces in the mural.

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Shadow Masks (wall) and Chihuly-inspired paper sculptures (ceiling installation)

Shadow Masks (wall) and Chihuly-inspired paper sculptures (ceiling installation)

The Shadow Masks (wall) were created by fifth grade students being made entirely out of white Oaktag paper.  Students were challenged to create texture and form without relying on the assistance of color.

 

The Chihuly-inspired paper sculptures (ceiling installation) were created in two parts - one part being being collaborative amongst their classmates and the other part made individually to focus on shape, form, color, and rhythm.

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Shadow Masks

Shadow Masks

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Wayne's Candy

Wayne's Candy

First graders created artwork inspired by Wayne Theibaud and discussed what things could inspire artists to make art from.

Abstract Prints

Abstract Prints

Sixth grade students were introduced to abstract printing making and the layering process by creating colorful prints using a plastic bag as a printing plate.

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All Jazzed Up

All Jazzed Up

Fourth grade students learned about the collaborative and "colorful" spirit of jazz music and created artwork that mimicked the style.

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Collaborative Cafe

Collaborative Cafe

Eighth Grade reproduction of Van Gogh's Cafe "Terrace at Night" done collaboratively, focusing on creating texture and color mixing.

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Masks - "Booger Man"

Masks - "Booger Man"

Gifted and Talented area students from Aroostook County, Maine discussed the function and purpose for masks in different cultures, and created their own using paper mache, as well as found and recycled objects.

Masks - "Playful Lion"

Masks - "Playful Lion"

Gifted and Talented area students from Aroostook County, Maine discussed the function and purpose for masks in different cultures, and created their own using paper mache, as well as found and recycled objects.

Masks - "Olive the Pig"

Masks - "Olive the Pig"

Gifted and Talented area students from Aroostook County, Maine discussed the function and purpose for masks in different cultures, and created their own using paper mache, as well as found and recycled objects.

Masks - "Drum Stick Alien"

Masks - "Drum Stick Alien"

Gifted and Talented area students from Aroostook County, Maine discussed the function and purpose for masks in different cultures, and created their own using paper mache, as well as found and recycled objects.

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Youth Art Month Exhibition (2014)

Youth Art Month Exhibition (2014)

Exhibition I helped install with the Aroostook pARTner's in the Arts to celebrate Youth Art Month (Presque Isle, ME).

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Art Card Exchange

Art Card Exchange

These 4"x6" art cards were created and traded between two different schools in Northern Maine as a spin off of traditional Artist Trading Cards.  Theme was to be decided individually to allow for optimum creativity.

Screen-Print Selfies

Screen-Print Selfies

Warhol inspired self portrait project was introduced to the advanced drawing  and painting students in grade 9-12.  The project kicked off with a ton of slides, background on Warhol's work, and the idea behind layering and use of self-image in work.  Painting students and drawing students were proposed the same project, and it was suggested they begin in their chosen medium, however they were not restricted to it.

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 Throughout the project students learned about the screen printing process, and how to create a functional screen from using photo emulsion and a halogen lamp. 

Throughout the project students learned about the screen printing process, and how to create a functional screen from using photo emulsion and a halogen lamp. 

 In progress of removing the photo emulsion to finish the developed screen.

In progress of removing the photo emulsion to finish the developed screen.

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Whisltes

Whisltes

Beginner ceramic students were introduced to whistles as an art form.  By combining previous construction knowledge of pinch pots with new knowledge of how to construct a functional whistle, students transformed their objects using additive and subtractive techniques to create a motif.

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With a Pearl Earring... and a cat beard.

With a Pearl Earring... and a cat beard.

Left my mark on the art room by painting a cat beard version of Vermeer's Girl With a Pearl Earring

 I instructed over 100 students in the Aroostook County area's Gifted and Talented programs in a project inspired by Andy Warhol, portraiture, and layering images and materials.

I instructed over 100 students in the Aroostook County area's Gifted and Talented programs in a project inspired by Andy Warhol, portraiture, and layering images and materials.

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