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Elements of Art This lesson an introduction to The Elements of Art. It can be followed up with more in depth instruction on each element, however...
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All pages are copy ready. Print out as many as you need for your students to learn and practice grid drawing. For more advanced students, have th...
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Create Paper Mosaics with your students. This Power point has all the information you need as well as student work examples. Teacher instruction...
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This lesson includes nine fables and instructions for guiding students through illustrating the fables. Originally used at the middle school lev...
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This lesson an introduction to Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Neutral colors in the form of a color wheel. It can be followed up with more in d...
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This is the Final exam I use for first Semester Art I. This is a word document and can be altered to fit your class or to make different versions...
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Artist Statement Worksheet This lesson is an introduction to writing an Artist Statement. The worksheet is written to assist students at all le...
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Ceramics & Art Studio - Class Expectations: Outlines teacher Expectations for student behavior in the Ceramic & Art Studio. Details inclu...
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This is the Final exam I use for first Semester Ceramics I. This is a word document and can be altered to fit your class or to make different ver...
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The Project Grading Slip is designed to allow Ceramic students to grade themselves, before the teacher grades them. The Project Grading Slip is...
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Ceramic Sculpture Basics & Vocabulary These vocabulary notes can be used at the beginning to get students started or anytime after as a refre...
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NEW: Updated version is cleaner, more useful and included 4 student examples. This version also includes a complete 'How To use this time sheet' ...
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Teach your high school students how to make a great Protest Poster. This project can be easily modified for middle school. A protest poster can...
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This is the Final exam I use for second Semester Ceramics I. This is a word document and can be altered to fit your class or to make different ve...
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Animal Cards are a fun quick project students of any age can create. Students use the internet (a safe site)to research their animal. This proje...
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This great lesson teaches students to breakdown the images they hear in music. Illustrating Lyrics is a great project for older students who are ...
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Your students can make awesome Tape Sculptures. They will be inspired by the artist video and many examples of Tape Sculptures they will see in t...
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Artist Reproduction This Project involves researching an artist and recreating one of their paintings (or drawings or sculptures) and creating a ...
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Students will look closely at art timeline through world history. They will research their time period, make a poster with a partner and do a gal...
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This is the visual story of a student project that did not make it through the kiln. This Power Point shows full size images of the aftermath of ...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught art at the middle & high school level since 2001. I have learned a great deal from my students and from other teachers. In my teaching I use a few projects recycled for other teachers, but I create most of the lessons for my class. My lesson here are designed for Art teachers and non-art teachers to draw out the creativity in their students. See more ideas and what is going on in my classroom on my blog at I am your Art Teacher! or look at my student work in my classroom blog!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I ask my students a lot of questions. I make a lot of suggestions I get them to create. I serve as their guide and Art Director. I welcome feedback on my work and I would be happy to write an arts based lesson plan for you and your students. Just send me a message to let me know what you need.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

California Governors Teaching Fellowship. I am a working artist. I show my work in galleries around the San Francisco Bay Area. Or you can find my art by clicking on my website: www.kathewelch.com.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I am currently teaching Art at the high school level in Oakland, California. I have a Teaching Credential from California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA. I have a B.A. in Art Studio [Painting and Printmaking] from California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA.

I received the Governor's Teaching Fellowship [California.] I have an A.A. in Visual Communications from Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle, WA. Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle, Wa.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My Artist Biography Kathe grew up in California's Central Valley. From an early age she could be found drawing things she saw in her neighborhood and things she imagined might exist. She wrote stories to accompany her drawings and created little books for her family. Among her earliest commissions were drawings of cute girls for her male classmates in exchange for candy. After high school Kathe attended art school in Seattle, receiving a degree in commercial art. While there her artistic aesthetic turned toward the fine arts and she felt she needed to further her art education. Back in California, Kathe pursued a university degree and a teaching credential. She has taught at the middle and high school level since 2001. Kathe's approach to art has always involved experimentation and her inventive and inquisitive nature. She favors the stark black and white of a woodblock or a pen and ink drawing to express her ideas, though she uses all media to accomplish her artistic goals. Kathe also enjoys writing, but she expects her images to tell a story better than she could with words. She also expects the viewer to bring their own story to each viewing; so she wants to leave a lot open to interpretation. Kathe is currently is working on several wood cut projects and paintings and is illustrating a story about the fear of falling off the edge of the bed.

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