Make Art Be Happy

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This is a quick practice (.pdf) worksheet about one-point perspective - great as an introduction to the concept or as a formative assessment piece. A horizon line, vanishing point, and series of flat shapes are already drawn for the student - the
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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*UPDATED - 1/22/15* This bundle contains: - Arms Template (.pdf, .jpg, AND .psd file versions!) - Head Template (.pdf, .jpg, AND .psd file versions!) - Body Template (.pdf, .jpg, AND .psd file versions!) - Project Example Photo (.jpg AND .pdf
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This is a MEGA-bundle of ALL of my tests, notes, and study guide sheets for middle school visual arts (Colors Test, Elements of Art, and Principles of Art), including adapted/modified versions for special education. In this bundle, you will receive
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This is a great introductory/practice worksheet, or even formative assessment worksheet/printable for students to practice and/or demonstrate understanding of how to create the illusion of a 3-D sphere using colored pencils. This worksheet has six
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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This is a printable word search activity all about Andy Warhol. Included in this bundle are: - The printable word search PDF - A completed word search "answer key" PDF This is a good activity to use in conjunction with my Andy Warhol worksheet,
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6th, 7th, 8th
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This is a BUNDLE of both .pdf and Word Doc (.doc) files for playing a JEOPARDY!-style review game with art classes on the Elements and Principles of Art. Great for test review, or a fun game-day activity in art! You will receive four files in this
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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This bundle contains two different printable files to use as part of an Anday Warhol/Pop Art lesson. There is a printable worksheet with questions all about Andy Warhol, and a printable word search.(These files are also for sale separately in my
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6th, 7th, 8th
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This is a 1-page printable (.pdf) worksheet that teaches students how to use drawing techniques such as hatching, cross-hatching, and stippling in order to create value. This is a great "practice" activity or formative assessment piece prior to
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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This is a printable pencil/paper test all about the principles of art and design. This test covers content on: Balance Pattern Rhythm Movement Contrast Emphasis Unity There are 12 questions of varying format (matching, short answer, multiple
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This is a simple 4-color value scale painting printable worksheet that requires students to mix two tints and two shades of a color. Students repeat this task three times in order to create three different value scales. This is a great 1-2 day
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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This is a printable worksheet with questions all about Andy Warhol. Included in this bundle are: - The printable worksheet PDF - A completed answer key PDF This is a good activity to use in conjunction with my Andy Warhol word search, which has
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6th, 7th, 8th
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This is a 6-week journal-style chart for students to complete a quick reflection each day on the artistic process and/or what happened in art class each day. There is a space for students to fill in the date, 1-2 sentences/phrases about the day, and
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This is a more advanced value scale painting printable worksheet (in .pdf format) that requires students to mix three different value scales using tempera paint: - a 7-level grayscale chart - a 7-level tints chart - a 7-level shades chart This
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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This is a printable pencil/paper test all about the elements of art and design. This test covers content on: Line Shape Form Space Color Value Texture There are 29 questions of varying format (matching, short answer, multiple choice, true false,
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All three drawing challenge .pdf files are included in this download: two different 30-day lists, and one 45-day list. Tip: I personally use one separate list for each grade level each year: 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. ALSO included is a reflective
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This is a 3-page .pdf file that has three pages of handouts for teaching facial proportions: 1 - full page drawing of a face w/proportion tips 1 - full page drawing of a face w/proportion tips (updated; slightly different drawing) 1 - 1/2 page
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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You get FOUR projects in one with this hand-built ceramics "choice" unit for middle school! Students will choose between the following projects: a "monster" pot (for growing grass hair or other plants), a functional drinking mug, a word/text box
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This is a brainstorming/planning worksheet I drew for students as part of a Post-It Note art project. The general idea is that each student gets a blank Post-It on which to create an artwork. All of the completed Post-It pieces are then displayed as
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This is list #3 of 3 drawing topic lists that I have available: this is the 45 day list! There are also two different 30-day lists available in the shop, or even a bundle with ALL of the lists in one file! All lists are available in BOTH word doc
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This is a .pdf handout with explanations of descriptors/requirements for more developed sketchbook drawing assignments (aka “How do I get a GOOD grade on Sketchbook Drawings?”), and can be used as descriptors for grading and/or rubrics for drawings.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching art since 2001 at the middle school level; I have also been a director for summer arts camp and taught outside art classes in non-school settings.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My goal is to infuse a continuing love of art for all students, and to have students become lifelong artists and patrons of the arts.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

District "Shining Star" Award; National Board Certified Teacher - Early Adolescent - Young Adult Art

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA - Art Education, Elmhurst College; MA - Teaching and Leadership, St. Xavier University; Google Certified Educator; Technology Specialist Endorsed K-12; NBCT EAYA Art

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