Monday, March 23, 2015
Sometimes, it's hard to head to work on a Monday morning, especially after a week off of work. Spring Break may have seemed short and last night I felt like I had 2 minutes of sleep. This morning, before school, a student stopped me and shared how excited they were to come to Art! "Mrs. Lynn! I have art today! I brought some inspiration with me and I plan to sew... I love how my other project turned out, the dress I made fit my doll perfectly!" The look on her face was priceless and I was reminded how lucky I am to be here at Willow Brook. She was describing her well thought out plan and it felt energizing, even more than my morning coffee! The studio is hopping this Monday and everyday with all the Wildcats continuing pieces they were working on before break, and some starting new ones! We are energized with creativity! There is always something new going on in the Willow Brook Studio!
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Fiber arts houses all of our fabrics, yarns, loom, buttons and beads, and we have more studio supplies on our bookcase in the center of the room in red bins. All studio center bins are labeled in their studio color. Fiber Arts is RED!
Architecture planks, which are citiblocs from Alex Toys! I LOVE how busy these keep our future architects!
|The table to the right is coffee table height and is used for architecture and collage. It is a mobile table.|
Welcome to our Choice-based Art Studio! This is my first year adventuring into Choice-Art and I couldn't feel more energized or blessed to be an art teacher! The children are creating amazing things and great learning is taking place! I love the personal value I am seeing in their artwork, which makes me feel like our student/teacher relationships are growing stronger because I can see them in their creations! Currently, students may choose from 8 different studios. All studios are color coded so students are able to identify where to access materials. Girls and boys take turns in choosing their studios first. The bracelets let students know when a studio is closed, however, there are times, we have students find "open seating" so they can continue working on a piece or explore in a new medium.
Collage, Drawing, Painting and Sculpture were are first studios and we added Fiber Arts, Sewing (hand and machine), Architecture and Ceramics (clay).
detailed photos of our studio in the next posting on our studios.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
We are on instagram and posting everyday all the awesome happenings in our Choice-Based Art Studio! If you haven't started to follow us, please do.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Architecture Studio is thriving with tons of Willow Brook Wildcats wanting to create and build with our Alex Toys citiblocs. The wood planks are an amazing tool that help students with principles and elements of art. Students are working with concepts of 2D vs 3D work, balance, proportion, problem solving, symmetry, innovation, collaboratively working as teams, geometric shapes and forms, and pure creative joy. First hand, I have seen the growth of these future architects, working with height first, then adding in patterns, colors, shapes... challenging themselves! Amazing work is happening. I am so proud of our Wildcats!