Sunday, September 10, 2017

In the Art Room: Collaged and Printed Landscapes

I'm launching a ton of landscape projects with my students this fall. I shared the Claire West inspired landscape project my fourth grade is working on here. This week, I'll be rolling out my third graders' landscape lesson. Today I thought I'd share with y'all the Elouise Renouf-inspired landscape collage that my first graders will be doing! Here's the video'ed lesson that you are more than welcome to use in your art teacherin' world:
I was recently asked how I share these videos with my students: do I show the video in it's entirety or just in bite sized bits. Definitely the latter: I share what we will be working on that day. I share the opening, of course, as an intro to the artist...and we dig deeper into the work of the artist in LIVE format (meaning sans vid). The first day I taught this lesson, I didn't have my video ready for one class so I did it LIVE. I managed to get some footage of me teaching and thought I'd share:
Once again, what's my take-away? I TALK TOO MUCH! Seriously, filming myself teaching has really helped me grow as a teacher. I know what it is I'm doing wrong (so many things!) and what I need to improve upon. I also see what I am doing right and what the kids are responding too. It's painful to watch but super enlightening.
If you've not explored the work of Elouise Renouf, you really should. I love everything she creates and found so much inspiration. 
I will definitely share the progress my first graders make on this landscape adventure. Until then, have a great week, y'all!
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  1. Hey, love the printed trees... I'd like to know what type of docucamera you have there.

  2. Wow! These are spectacular! Thank you so much for sharing - you are an amazing teacher!!!

  3. Cassie, I love your art lessons and use them with my students in a small private school in SC! Thank you so much for sharing all that you do! How long do you spend making painted paper with your first graders? A couple classes or just one.

  4. How many painted papers do you have students create the first day? What color combinations do you recommend?
    Can you list the sizes of the ovals you use for this project?

  5. Anonymous9/13/2017

    I had the same questions re. the paper you cut (the textured paper). Do you have the kids keep track of the ones THEY made or do you just let them all share each others. Love this lesson. Great start of the year project for me! THANK YOU!

  6. I just found your blog and I LOVEEEEEEEEE ITT!!! Amazing blog indeed!!!! You are an inspiration!!

  7. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

  8. This is so helpful having videos to watch how you teach your students. Always nice to learn how other teachers interact with their classes!

  9. I'm very happy that I found your blog. I am very happy that you share them with us.
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  10. Thank you so much, Cassie. You've made my art teaching year so much easier. I'm learning as I go (fourth year teacher). So, it's so nice to have some lessons already planned and done for me.

  11. I noticed your portable USB camera on your desk as you used it to demo your lesson. I'm going to get one of those. AWESOME!


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