Visiting Mrs. Coulter’s Art Room

What a lovely afternoon I had with Mrs. Coulter and her 2nd grade students. Today they were learning how to use shapes to make a Unicorn. They even got to use some beautiful pearl paint for their pictures.

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Visiting Ms. Koopman’s Art Room

Thank you for letting me be a guest in your artroom. I enjoyed watching the kindergarten students create monsters for their scary pictures.

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Jane Peterson’s Arizona Centennial Show 2012

This post features a wide variety of art lessons created by Jane Peterson for the Arizona Centennial show ranging from kindergarten to upper elementary (click on first photo to view slide show).

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Harelson Bookmark Contest

Harelson school took part in the first annual Rio Chico Bookmark Contest; Rio Chico is an imprint of the local publisher Rio Nuevo. All the teachers and the librarians helped support the project which was closely tied to Arizona themes and Love of Reading Month. Students were read four books over the four weeks in January and then designed their bookmarks in art class using a template and materials of their choice.
Schools throughout the city participated in the contest. The Grand Prize winner will have his/her bookmark printed and distributed at the Tucson Festival of Books at the University of Arizona. The winning student will be invited to a special event on Sunday March 11. This was fun and the kids learned a lot about Arizona wildlife, history, and the desert.
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2012 Art Show

Each year the Amphitheater art teachers get together to assemble the annual art show. Then we spend the afternoon in some kind of professional learning. Last year we went to Crizmac and this year we enjoyed our afternoon at the new Ben’s Bell location downtown. Here are some photographs from our afternoon together.

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Good Luck Mimi!

Our very own Mimi Griffis has been nominated for Teacher of the year! 

Click on the photo to see a wonderful video of Mimi…

February 24th there is a dinner/reception at the U of A and the Teacher of the Year will be announced! Go Mimi….you ARE teacher of the year to us!

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Art Advocacy Blog

I’m sure many of you get the Schoolarts Magazine. In the November 2011″Telling stories” issue there is a short write up about this new blog: Art Advocado. If you are a blog reader I really think you’ll like this site.

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