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This is a series of art topics that are not always touched upon in the normal art classroom. These are also topics that can be very helpful to really get students involved in the class. This 35-week curriculum overview can definitely be adapted to
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This was a simple set of two lessons I came up with based off of my Saturday Teach Lab. My class was focusing on cartoons, and Japanese anime and superheroes are a big part of this topic. I know that this can appear to older and younger students,
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This is a class bundle, that include 11 lessons, 4 PowerPoint presentations, a grading rubric, and a homework assignment, to help get students interested in the world of animation. This is set up to work with the Toon Boom Studios software, which we
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My first graders LOVE this! It's a fun lesson to do, and it can work with any young grade that might be discussing animals and patterns in the classroom. What can come out of this lesson might really surprise you. It's a fun lesson, and it can be
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This is great to sort of do around Easter time, without it being completely about Easter. It's also a great way to talk about a very interesting story. This can be done not only as a 2D project, but 3D as well. It can be interesting to apply the 2D
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This is a lesson bundle that I came up with based off of my experience in Baltimore, MD. I presented the PowerPoint presentation at the PAEA in 2010, and I submitted the article to the NAEA magazine. This is a great idea for older students, and a
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This is a fun lesson plan that can be used with different grade levels, discussing the history of stained glass and how it can help to discuss light and shadow on a very basic level. This also includes step by step instructions, with pictures, to
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This is such a popular project and can be done in so many ways. I have provided two ways to do this project--one for an older grade, with discussion on the War of the Roses to follow (as well as a fun incentive of dueling the teacher after the
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This is a project that I did with my 5th graders, trying to discuss with them specifically the idea of Cubism and how emotions can affect art. We discussed Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" and then we went over different accounts of different experiences,
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This is a cute lesson that asks students to discuss the primary and secondary colors. You break them into superheroes (primary) and sidekicks (secondary). It's great to incorporate superheroes that students know these days, like Iron Man, or
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This was a project I did for one of my student teaching assignments and it was very successful. It was based off of the curriculum for that school, which was focusing on artists, and we went with Judy Chicago. We discussed the famous piece, "The
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This is a final project I do with my freshmen, discussing art history and two of the biggest art thefts known--the stealing of art during WWII and the Isabella Gardner Museum Heist (which is still an open case.) Students find it quite interesting,
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This is a 32-week overview of an art curriculum for 5th graders. It is extremely cross-curricular, which makes it great for using it to learn about history and geography. It's set against Pennsylvania learning standards, but easy enough to adapt to
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This was a final project I did with my students in Baltimore, MD. Quite a few of them appreciated that I divided their final into three parts, and made the paper and art piece worth more than the state-required test I had to give them. You can also
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This is a lesson I came up with this year, when I saw that some of my own personal work could cross over to the discussion of depth, dimension, and spatial relationships. I tried this with my smallest and most advanced class (especially since this
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This is an overview of the curriculum for my animation class. The animation class at my school is about to start it's second semester. I have revised the previous lessons and outline based on what worked and what didn't, as well as to combine this
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This is such a great lesson to bring in spring. It can not only be used to teach younger students shapes, but also to show slightly older students the idea of patterns, and discuss science and plant life. This lesson plan gives you directions not
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This is a lesson I came up with to get my students to try and learn about recreating a work of art, as well as applying an element of mixed media to it. Students also had a paper to write, which can be useful for older grades that you use this for.
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This is a writing assignment I came up with based off the movie "Tim's Vermeer", which is a wonderful documentary about a guy who went to great lengths to prove a theory about how Vermeer painted his works of art. I use this as a way to help
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This is a case study I do with my freshmen at the beginning of the year. This is more of a reaction paper to a huge case that involve Marvel and the heirs of Jack Kirby, the original creator of many of the superheroes we know today. It breaks the
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a certified art teacher for the states of PA, CT, and NY. I have taught in Baltimore, MD at an inner city high school for one year before my school shut down. I attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where I honed my teaching skills. My student teaching experience ranged from elementary and middle school, allowing me to have experience at all different grade levels. I taught Technology and Animation for two years at a school for extremely emotionally disturbed students, then for two years, I worked as the visual art teacher for an elementary school for grades K-6. Currently, I have switched back to high school and work with grades 9-12.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I was taught to make everything as cross-curricular and creative as possible. One thing I love to do is try to make things relevant to today, or use projects that former teachers of mine have used on me, especially if it was a great project or idea. I love to also open up discussion and debate if the project warrents.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Recipient of two academic scholarships, one for undergraduate school and one for graduate school.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Undergraduate: Ithaca College, B.A. Animation Design and Production Graduate: University of the Arts, MAT Teaching Visual Arts K-12 Additional: Johns Hopkins University, worked towards MAT in Urban Education; School of Visual Arts, additional art classes

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