Student (err…I mean Teacher) Showcase

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July 25, 2014 by MrVente

I decided to take an Additional Qualification course this Summer. I pondered doing my Special Education Specialist but after some thought, I decided to do a course that I felt a strong passion, so I decided to take Visual Arts Part 1 at OISE.

Though I’m already at the top of the pay grid, and I already have my Drama Specialist and quite a few AQs under my belt, I wanted to take this course as means of supporting students in other ways that were hands-on and kinesthetic. Adding to my repertoire of strategies will only benefit students in the end, I figure. I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed my time doing this course and I learned not only about different art forms but also some of the technical stuff related to Visual Arts such as media, materials, equipment etc.

I wanted to share some of the work that I completed during our studio time. You’re so used to me showing off my student’s work, but this time, it’s my turn. 🙂 I included an explanation of the task, and ideas on how to integrate the activity with other curricular areas. (Some of my photography was a little off and I had to crop a few things so some of the art is not quite straight).

We were given an image and a word, and we had to demonstrate the combination of the 2 ideas into one. I had a picture of 2 bottles and the word "soft". (Chalk pastels)

Visual Synectic
We were given an image and a word, and we had to demonstrate the combination of the 2 ideas into one. I had a picture of 2 bottles and the word “soft”. (Chalk pastels)

 

Group of 7 We had to choose a painting from one of the Group of 7 artists, and create a collage version using various paper and paint. I chose a painting from Lawren Harris. (Torn magazines, wall paper, tissue paper, cardboard, watercolour)  Curriculum integration: Science (habitats, ecosystems)

Group of 7
We had to choose a painting from one of the Group of 7 artists, and create a collage version using various paper and paint. I chose a painting from Lawren Harris.
(Torn magazines, wall paper, tissue paper, cardboard, watercolour)
Curriculum integration: Science (habitats, ecosystems)

We had to choose an object and rotate, transform, flip and manipulate it multiple times to create a piece of art. The focus was on the principal of design unity. I chose a clamp and coloured it in the style of Norval Morrisseau. (Pencil crayon, marker)

Object Rotation
We had to choose an object and rotate, transform, flip and manipulate it multiple times to create a piece of art. The focus was on the principal of design unity. I chose a clamp and coloured it in the style of Norval Morrisseau. (Pencil crayon, marker)

This task we had to think of a famous person (real or fictional), and create a chair that represents that person. Can you guess mine? It's a Rob Ford chair. Tilt the chair sideways and it's a gravy boat! I even tried to make the frame gold with cheap, tacky jewels. (Pencil crayon, frame is cardboard, acrylic paint, plastic jewels) Curriculum integration: Language (e.x. Design a chair for a character in a novel, and justify the design choices).

The Chair
This task we had to think of a famous person (real or fictional), and create a chair that represents that person. Can you guess mine? It’s a Rob Ford chair. Tilt the chair sideways and it’s a gravy boat! I even tried to make the frame gold with cheap, tacky jewels. (Pencil crayon, frame is cardboard, acrylic paint, plastic jewels)
Curriculum integration: Language (e.x. Design a chair for a character in a novel, and justify the design choices).

We had an opportunity to experiment with water colour paints and different techniques, which are written down on each mini-panel.

Watercolour Study
We had an opportunity to experiment with watercolour paints and different techniques, which are written down on each mini-panel.

We were introduced to printmaking using styrofoam and softoleum. The middle image is created with regular markers on wet watercolour paper. The other 2 are more traditional using printmaking paint and watercolour paper.  Curriculum integration: Language (e.x. create 3 prints showing three settings of a novel), History, Social Studies (e.x. create 3 different scene from a particular period in time such as Canada before Confederation, at the time of Confederation and currently).

Printmaking
We were introduced to printmaking using styrofoam and softoleum. The middle image is created with regular markers on wet watercolour paper. The other 2 are more traditional using printmaking paint and watercolour paper.
Curriculum integration: Language (e.x. create 3 prints showing three settings of a novel), History, Social Studies (e.x. create 3 different scene from a particular period in time such as Canada before Confederation, at the time of Confederation and currently).

2 thoughts on “Student (err…I mean Teacher) Showcase

  1. Thanks for linking up with the blog by province! So happy to have another Ontario teacher blogger on board. If you would like I also host a FB group for bloggers and teachers with stores on TeachersPayTeachers.
    Sidney

    • MrVente says:

      Sidney,
      We met at the Right to Write PD back in the Spring. I admin some of the Ontario Teachers Resource groups on FB. 🙂

      P.S. How do I join your FB group?

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