SparkleGal's Art Magic

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SparkleGal's Art Magic
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"Art is not a competitive sport, it's not about better and best...it's about doing your own best work and enjoying it!"
 
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This 21 page product contains 10 high quality printable worksheets to easily teach students a variety of ways to create optical illusions. Many examples of evey illusion also are provided. You will love having this handy packet in your classroom.
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A packet full of my most essential handouts for easily teaching the Art Elements! Beautiful, clear l, handouts ready to go! This product contains: 2 handouts to introduce the Elements of Art (one for visual learners and one with written
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This has been a favorite lesson of mine for years! I usually use this design for my 2-D drawing classes art folders. It is a high success lesson that is easy to teach and fun for the students. I especially like it because I can use it to
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Weaving has always been a favorite project for my students! Last spring I introduced my students to African Kente woven fabrics. Students learned about the symbolic colors and meanings that the designs in these traditional fabrics held. Students
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This method is my original technique that I have used to teach creative and realistic drawing to my Middle School Students for over 15 years. This approach is failsafe and fun. It unlocks every student's imagination, helps them overcome insecurity
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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Super helpful, unique line pattern design ideas! Great to provide to students when working on patterned ink designs. Handy to use as is or as inspiration for students to help them create their own original line pattern ideas. Sure to be a
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4.0
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18 page product that includes 11 color visuals to show your students how beautiful color schemes look when applied to actual art works! This product contains: -Neatly colored illustrations of the following 7 Color Schemes: rainbow, warm, cool, 2
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4.0
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This is my cartooning book that I have used with my Middle School students for 18 years! Very easy to understand, clear illustratons and fun to use. This book can be used alone or be used as a supplement to my cartooning lesson plan (for the Art
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3.8
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Many teachers struggle with a fair way to evaluate and grade art projects. I have used this grading system for 22 years. Everytime I do my grades at the end of marking period, I have felt that this system results in a fair grade. It allows
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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One Palette Abstract Paintings + 12 Handouts- BONUS I Pad Photography Contest Option! This is a painting lesson that teaches 3 ways to create beautiful abstract paintings in a limited color scheme. Students will be taught how to create a focal
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This is a fun and easy,concept rich, project to introduce your students (grades 5-12) to the Art Elements Space and Organic and Geometric Shape as well as the Design Principles Contrast, Variety and Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Balance! A Notan is
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This is a fun,detailed lesson plan to help your students learn how to approach drawing a human face realistically with mathematical guidelines. This lesson is best suited to students in grades 5-12. I have taught this lesson for years! This lesson
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The Color Wheel, Rainbow Colors,and Monochromatic Color Schemes, and Geometric Shape all are covered in this fun lesson! My 6th graders really enjoyed this lesson as a review of the color spectrum and The Color Wheel but also as we moved on to
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4.0
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Papier Mache is a fun art project that can be made almost for free ! An engaging Spring or end of year art project, holiday gift item or cross-curricular science lesson ! Students will have a great time making this easy-to-teach bird sculpture
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This is a very successful and well-liked lesson that my students have had fun creating for many years. This is a creative drawing lesson that uses my "Art Magic Line Switch Creative Drawing Method". I took the time to explain the method very
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A student tested, fun Substitute lesson with everything ready to go! I came up with this lesson when I needed to take a day unexpectedly. We were in the middle of our Art Elements Review so this lesson worked great because it uses Line, Color,
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Lighthouses are a well like subject matter to draw by girls and boys alike. Best of all Lighthouses are really easy to draw regardless of a student's drawing skill level. These 8 clear printable handouts are a helpful support resource for
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A new school year means getting a new group of young artists organized! Every year we make art folders as our first project. So, every year I try to come up with new designs. I tried this design out last spring with my 6th, 7th and 8th grade 2-D
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How To Use This Product Here is a shading worksheet that I used with my 8th graders when I needed a sub lesson. We had just finished learning about shading by practicing value gradation by changing the pressure applied on our pencils. My students
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My eighth graders really enjoyed this Two Point Perspective drawing this past Fall! Two Point Perspective was new to all of them. By reducing the lesson into steps they all enjoyed successful results. The lesson became even more engaging as the
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught Middle School Art for 25 years. I love it ! I also have enjoyed working as a mentor teacher to new educators just entering the field. My Art Magic Line Switch Creative Drawing Method has been one of my most helpful teaching tools! I will be posting many lessons that use this method. II have many other quality lesson plans to share as well.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am structured and organized when I plan and teach lessons. I try to provide as much one-on-one help to students as possible. I really guide my students daily through the tasks of creating art. I am very much aware of the courage it takes for students to put their art ideas down on paper. I strive to find methods that help ALL students succeed in my class...and they do! I change lessons up frequently and have designed many original lessons myself. This keeps my class fresh and fun for the studnets and for me as well!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I won a contest sponsered by Amway Corporation my first year teaching! The contest theme was about saving the environment. My students and I won 2nd place. My school won $5,000.00 and I was able to fly with one student in the corporate jet to Chicago for a photoshoot. Our class photo was in Newsweek Magazine! My students created animal ink drawings that we made into notecards and sold. We donated the money to the National Arbor Day Foundation and the Rainforest Rescue Project.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from Western Michigan University witha BS in Art Education. I take art classes every spring...for Professional Development but also to observe other teacher's teaching styles. Taking art classes helps me to never forget what it is like to be a student. Also, working with student interns keeps me updated on current trends and also keeps me on my toes as far as my teaching methods and skills. Everyday I teach, I learn. My amazing students teach things to me too!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I enjoy creating art of all kinds for fun , relaxation and a little extra money.. I have an Etsy shop where I sell a variety of items. Sometimes art as simple as painted rocks or polymer clay ornmanets, jewelry, soft sculpture, papier mache and painted woodcarvings among other things. I love whimsical art. I have participated in many Michigan Summer art shows and winter craft shows. I love the process of creating and playing with color and pattern! I love to experiment with all kinds of media. Art is like play for me and I always try to keep it playful and fun for my students too!

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