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Gena McWilliams

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United States - Georgia - Macon
Gena McWilliams
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By Gena McWilliams
All about lines is a bundle of 6 art lessons about drawing lines for the first day of art lessons. The lessons are labeled by grade but all ages could have fun with each lesson.There is a general introduction and an explanation about the elements
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Critical Thinking, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$5.00
6
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By Gena McWilliams
Easy Native American Art Project contains an introduction to the history of sand painting, critical thinking questions, a supply list, and directions with examples. Sand painting can be used to review identifying and drawing geometric shapes and
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Gifted and Talented, Thanksgiving
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cultural Activities
$1.65
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By Gena McWilliams
Drawing with beginners is a directed drawing lesson I use with my kindergartners. I have found this particular lesson helps the children who have very little drawing experience or who may be uncomfortable with drawing. This lesson contains:Page 1 A
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Gifted and Talented, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Interactive Whiteboard
$2.00
26
Digital Download PDF (0.23 MB)
By Gena McWilliams
Paper Shoo Fly Quilt is an art lesson to include historical information about the song Shoo Fly! Don't Bother Me and the quilt pattern with undocumented ties to The Underground Railroad. The lesson also includes directions for making a paper quilt
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Other (Social Studies - History), Gifted and Talented
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
$3.00
5
Digital Download PDF (0.68 MB)
By Gena McWilliams
Mizz Mac's Easy Artsy Jungle Animals Art Projects is a group of 9 art projects organized from the beginner to the more advanced student. The jungle animal art of Henri Rousseau, Albrecht Durer, and the Oxacans is mentioned as artists in history to
Subjects:
Art History, Visual Arts, For All Subjects
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$5.00
5
Digital Download PDF (1.20 MB)
By Gena McWilliams
Drawing faces for beginners is an art lesson about learning how to draw facial expressions more than just a curved line for a smile. The document contains an introduction page, a supply list, and directions with examples. First graders love this
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homeschool Curricula, Fun Stuff
$2.00
11
Digital Download PDF (0.63 MB)
By Gena McWilliams
Story quilts were first made by slaves as a diary of events in their lives. This art lesson incorporates the art standards using the shape element of art, learning about different cultures, and art history. The art project is a paper collage in the
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Homeschool Curricula, Cultural Activities
$3.00
6
Digital Download PDF (0.41 MB)
By Gena McWilliams
Walk like an Egyptian is an art lesson that can be used as an addition to a social studies lesson about Egyptians or a multicultural lesson. The art lesson analyzes an example of Egyptian art, gives facts about how the Egyptian artist drew people,
Subjects:
Ancient History, Visual Arts, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
$3.00
5
Digital Download PDF (0.31 MB)
By Gena McWilliams
Leaf art projects are a smorgasbord of art using a variety of media for grades k-5 and some middle grades can use them. The projects are inspired by Georgia O'Keefe's painting "Autumn Leaves" and are used to teach natural and geometric shapes in
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Gifted and Talented, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
3
Digital Download PDF (0.88 MB)
By Gena McWilliams
Snowflakes and Symmetry contains supply list, directions, photographic examples, and illustrations for how to cut out the paper flakes. There are also suggestions for creating art projects with the cut out snowflakes. Cutting snowflakes is a good
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Gifted and Talented, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.50
8
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By Gena McWilliams
Mizz Mac's art intergration is an art project that combines listening to the song Boogie Woogie, analyzing Piet Mondrian's Broadway Boogie Woogie, and using a ruler to measure while creating a modern art project in the style of Mondrian.It is a good
Subjects:
Measurement, Visual Arts, Music
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$2.00
2
Digital Download PDF (0.72 MB)
By Gena McWilliams
Ye Olde Colonial Portraits is about drawing self-portraits in the style of early American portrait artists called The Limners who were really house painters. The drawing lesson has an introduction about the historical facts, analysis of the early
Subjects:
U.S. History, Visual Arts, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$3.00
4
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By Gena McWilliams
Mizz Mac's Story Pots is an art project for beginners and intermediate students. A supply list is given with choices for the teacher to use either earthenware clay or air dry clay which can be ordered online from an art supply company or bought
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Gifted and Talented, Black History Month
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Homeschool Curricula, Fun Stuff
$3.00
2
Digital Download PDF (0.78 MB)
By Gena McWilliams
How to do Art task cards is a group of 6 cards with simple "How To" make art directions for the self starter or the early finisher. The directions are easy to follow for the elementary child who can read. The cards can be printed out and laminated.
Subjects:
Reading, Visual Arts, End of Year
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Task Cards, Independent Work Packet
$2.50
1
Digital Download PDF (0.77 MB)
By Gena McWilliams
Easy Clay Turtle and Frog Art Projects are for beginners, preschoolers, kindergartners, first and maybe second grades. These projects are in alignment with the National Standards but are also fun and educational by teaching the techniques of the
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Gifted and Talented, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Fun Stuff
$1.65
5
Digital Download DOC (0.06 MB)
By Gena McWilliams
Middle Ages A Time for Kings Queens ,etc. includes an introduction, directions and examples for art projects based on the art of the middle ages. The projects can be used to reinforce a social study unit or reading activity based on fairy tales or
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Middle Ages, Visual Arts
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$5.00
5
Digital Download PDF (1.03 MB)
By Gena McWilliams
Mizz Mac is teaching her favorite maskmaking art projects. These projects can be used for teaching multiculturalism and for reinforcing or reviewing those geometric 2 dimensional shape math standards in a fun and creative way. Five maskmaking art
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Other (Social Studies - History), Autumn
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
$5.00
4
Digital Download PDF (0.33 MB)
By Gena McWilliams
Sunshine Sunflowers and Vincent van Gogh contains an introduction, four art projects, a supply list for each project, a link to photographs for visual inspiration, critical thinking questions, directions with examples, and an art assessment page.
Subjects:
Art History, Visual Arts, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Homeschool Curricula, Activities
$5.00
1
Digital Download PDF (0.77 MB)
By Gena McWilliams
Back to School Bubbly Letter Names is a fun activity for all children and especially those who think they can't draw or can't think of anything to draw. All can draw letters in cloud-like forms and color in the shapes with solid colors. The letters
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Gifted and Talented, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
6
Digital Download PDF (0.39 MB)
By Gena McWilliams
Lines, Patterns and Shapes is a great ice breaker, particularly for the older elementary aged student. The art project is also a good review of lines shapes and patterns for back to school. The product includes an introduction with critical thinking
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Gifted and Talented, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Fun Stuff
$3.00
3
Digital Download PDF (0.67 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have a B.S. Education in Art Education and Elementary Education from the University of Georgia. I have taught art for over 25 years, 23 in one school, and I was raised by a professional artist with artwork having been exhibited in over 100 art shows and both regional and national museums. I also have drawn and painted over the years and have had watercolors paintings and pencil drawings in exhibits and sold professionally. Teaching art to children is my passion. I am currently a retired art teacher but have a candle business with my daughter. I make them and create the fragrances and she sells them.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is not a particular one. It varies according to the grade of my students and the lesson's objective. I can facilitate with the upper elementary and middle grades but I tend to be more of a demonstrator with the younger grades.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have won many awards and honors for my personal artwork and have competed in juried art competitions with my own pencil drawings and watercolors. I have also sold my art as a professional artist.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a B.S.Ed from the University of Georgia with a double major in art education and elementary education. I have worked on my masters at Mercer University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am married with two grown children and a grandmother of two.

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