Cassie,I so enjoy your site. You are an amazing energetic teacher who has honed your craft to perfection! Your students are truly privileged to have such an unbelievable exposure to the world of ART World around them through your magic in teaching. I have been teaching art for 37 years (and STILL love it) and you bring renewed energy to me for my Art room (we can always learn!) Thanks for sharing with the world your amazing style.You are truly gifted!Chris
Aw, thank you, Chris! I appreciate you dropping by and writing me a sweet message, that makes me happy!
Cassie, I'm writing a post that mentions your blog, and I would love to include some of your photos. If you don't mind, please let me know. They would be fully attributed and linked. Thanks, Jen at bayouquilts.blogspot.com
Sounds great, borrow away!
Here is the link--and thanks!
I love your ideas and your enthusiasm. I am a brand new ART teacher. Not a new teacher because I have taught first grade for the last nine year. But here in the art room, I have really found where I am supposed to be. You have been so inspirational to me and I would like to thank you. I also was wondering if you have any cute and fun ways to teach color to the kindergartners?
Hi!! I'm so sorry Brandy I have neglected to respond to your message! Here is a fun color lesson for kinder: http://cassiestephens.blogspot.com/2015/10/in-art-room-color-mixing-unit.html
I love your idea of a video for students and for a sub. What kind of camera equipment do you use? I'm thinking this would be a great item for a small grant I want to try.
Hi Cindy! If you look in the one photo in the post with my sub video, you'll see my tripod. I scored it at the thrift store, it's nothing fancy. I also just use my regular camera (which used to be a $150 number and ow I have a Canon G15...but you don't need anything that nice) and I set it to record. I record on the lowest resolution (hence the lame quality) because it uploads faster and the kids can't tell the dif. So, for your grant, you might need enough for an inexpensive camera (CoolPix, maybe?) and a tripod. About $200 on the low side. Hope that helps!
Thanks a bunch!
Hi Cassie,Do you have any previous blogs on art curriculum design? I'm curious as to how you structure your yearly plan by grade level?
Dear Cassie,I am so glad to have found your site!! You are the Ms Frizzle of the Art Room!! Love the clothes, love the Sub Video, love the lessons. I will be here often.Thank you,Sharon
I saw the Threads article on you and your creations. They are beautiful. What pattern did you use for the Van Gogh Starry Night dress?
Oh, I didn't know that was out yet! I actually used a thrift store dress as the base!
Hi, Cassie! I love your art projects and your blog! I was wondering if you do clay projects...I also have 1/2 hour art classes back to back....it is difficult, but I do manage..Thank you!!
Hi! I do have many clay project on my blog...but I don't have a very good search function yet. Try googling my name, clay project and hit "images" and you'll find many ideas that will lead you to blog posts. Thanks!!
hi i am going a art project about you at zionsville community high school and i would like to know so stuff about you? what inspired you?
Hi Helen! So many inspirations! I pull a lot of inspiration from the 1950's, Christian Dior's New Look, my crafty grandmother and my students' art, just to name a few. If you'd like to chat more, feel free to email me at email@example.com. Thanks!
Hi Cassie, I met you at the conference, it was so nice meeting you in person.I have 2 questions for you….What was the name of the microphone you use to do the video record?How can we download your (and the other artists) folk art presentation? You must be so busy with all that you do!
Thank you so much for your comments. I appreciate each and every one :)