The Artsy Fart

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The Artsy Fart
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"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life..." Picasso.
 
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**This lesson has been updated into PDF format with rubrics and a link to video instructions for clarification, too! If you purchase and would prefer the old version of this lesson in Word format, just let me know! My 2nd grade artists (and
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This Chihuly Project is not only beautiful (every visitor to our school comments on the sculptures, our local gardens and parents have offered to purchase sculptures and the lesson plan has been requested too many times to count!) but it also
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UPDATED lesson 2/21/2017, now with a link to my unlisted Youtube video! You can use the video for clarification or even just play the video for your kiddos to follow along with as I do in my faux-flipped classroom (works brilliantly for maximizing
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This is NOT the water bottle sculpture lesson plan. I mentioned in the lesson plan (available in my store) that I show a Power Point at the beginning of the lesson. This Power Point is very simple; it can be used as is with a great discussion or it
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**NEW!! Access to my unlisted YouTube video for this entire project!! Watch these steps yourself for extra clarification or sit back and relax while you play the video for your students to follow along! An extra perk with the video can be found in
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This is a knee-slapping funny, refrigerator or frame-worthy adorable project which has proven to entertain the teacher thoroughly (I look forward to this every year!) and delight parents! I do this with my Kindergarten artists but this could be
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Looking for a STEAM project that is approachable and easy for you as well as engaging, beneficial and FUN for the kiddos? You're in the right place! Paper sculpture is not a new concept; I have been doing the project on which this STEAM lesson is
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I am fortunate to be at an official STEM certified school with a focus on STEAM! Our kids have enjoyed many STEAM projects in the art classroom, but I think that this might be the favorite! I do this project with 2nd grade, but it could be modified
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This is a basic Power Point presentation I use with my 3rd grade students for our Romare Bearden art collage project. It introduces the Harlem Renaissance with a few highlights and introduces the students to the work of artist Romare Bearden. We use
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Our school received our official STEM certification from the State of Georgia! Woo Hoo!! Now, I want a state approved STEAM certification to shoot for! Without sounding too cheesy, STEAM has really fired me up as an art teacher and I am loving the
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**UPDATED with new unlisted YouTube Video link! You can watch for additional clarification or even simply play / pause for your students to follow along! This FUN and HILARIOUS lesson is extremely easy and rewarding to follow for both classroom
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Get in the winter mood with this fun aspen/birch tree art lesson! Even if you don't have those trees in your area (we're from Georgia!), this is still a project that the kids will really enjoy. These amazing trees are made with the most simple of
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**UPDATED FEBRUARY 2018 WITH LINK TO VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS AS WELL AS SELF-REFLECTION RUBRIC AND DISCUSSION NOTES. This is a teacher and student favorite in 3rd grade! This expressive collage project can certainly be done with 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and
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My favorite thing about this dog project (besides the adorable results of course) is that the 1st grade artists start drawing dogs constantly and everywhere after we draw our doggies together! This project starts with a reading of "My Many Colored
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Start collecting your cardboard scraps because you won't want to miss this fabulously fun and engaging STEAM / STEM project! Our 4th grade students did amazingly well on these animal face sculptures and they loved this project every step of the way.
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Woo Hoooooooo!!! It's Fall/Halloween time! I love how excited the kiddos get over art projects inspired by this fun time of year. They really got a big kick out of this mixed media project! Our Halloween Owls are part paint stamping + part collage +
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NEW for 2017- VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS (link to unlisted Youtube video)! You can use it for clarification to written/photo instructions or you can simply play + pause and let the video teach the lesson for you (that's what I do in my faux-flipped
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**UPDATED ON 2/21/17- Standards from www.nationalartsstandards.org for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades AND link to my unlisted Youtube video! You can use it for extra clarification on the instructions or you can do as I do in my faux-flipped classroom and
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What a FUN art project! I do this project with 5th grade but the process can be done with (and be beneficial for) a range of ages from elementary through high school. I am actually planning to expand this project next year with younger grades after
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Holy cow... we had SUCH a fun time with these! My 3rd graders absolutely LOVED this and my principal came in during this project and LOVED it just as much!! I include VIDEO ACCESS to my unlisted Youtube video, which you can simply play for your
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am enjoying my 10th year of teaching elementary art! I got my MAED in Secondary Education in preparation for teaching high school art. When a position at the high school level was not available I accepted a position at the elementary level in order to "buy myself a year" until a high school position opened up. God works in wonderful ways; I unexpectedly fell in love with elementary!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in teaching the standards with an open door for creativity and expression. I LOVE happy accidents. I believe that teachers (especially those of us in art) need to maintain an open mind to allow kids to explore and embrace unexpected possibilities and multiple solutions. I believe that kids who might struggle otherwise can excel in art; I experience "disabilities" becoming strengths every day. I'm a loving but tough love art teacher who loves the "Enya" playlist on Pandora for my classroom.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

11Alive Class Act Teacher http://www.11alive.com/video/1250356641001/1/Class-Act-Claire-Dunaway-Cyr 2011 Ovation Award for Outstanding Visual Artist

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

2002 BA Fine Art, Presbyterian College (including a semester at AIU in London) 2007 MAED Secondary Education, University of Phoenix Online

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am an artist during the nights/weekends/school breaks. I find that my role as an artist and as a school teacher compliment one another far more than I ever expected! As an artist I enjoying exploring new materials, techniques and ideas; I find that I am constantly asking myself how I can bring the new "discoveries" into the classroom (and vice versa!). If you are so inclined, my fine art website is www.clairedunaway.com.

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