If you have not yet signed a permission slip and want your child to participate in our online art gallery at Artsonia.com please do so. If you need a new permission slip I will certainly send another one home with your child or you may email me for one. firstname.lastname@example.org
I have already uploaded a few projects to the gallery and will be adding more soon. The students are excited about seeing their artwork on the web. This is a great opportunity for you to share your child's work with family members who don't live near by.
If you have any questions about Artsonia - please don't hesitate to email me!
I'm excited to say that we are participating in a very fun project connecting our students with other students across the country. The Kindergarten students have drawn monsters as part of our lesson on lines. I've taken their drawings and shared them with a high school art teacher in Apex, NC. Ian Sands and another art teacher in his High School are taking our Kindergarten Monsters and bringing them to life. The ceramics teacher is having her students create clay sculptures based on our Kindergarten drawings (Mrs. Martin's class this semester and Mrs. Ballard's class next semester). After the clay monsters are complete, Mr. Sands will have his computer art class design packaging for the monster. Eventually the clay monsters in their package will be shipped back to our Kindergarten students!
Here's a link to a blog post made by teacher Ian Sands http://apexhsart.blogspot.com/2011/09/connected-classroom-monster-project.html
Stay tuned for updates on this fun project!
First grade students have been learning about the Art Element of Line in this first half of the quarter. They had a blast using cardboard pieces to stamp lines on their paper to create lines and designs
The following class they used oil pastels - a new art medium to them - to add some color to their creation.
Ask your child what different kinds of lines they can use to make art!
Parents - I'm pleased to announce that I will be setting up a Roosevelt Artsonia Gallery. Artsonia is an online art gallery of student work. I have been using Artsonia at my other buildings for a few years now and the response has been very positive. Check out Washington Elementary's Gallery.
Here's how Artsonia works -
After I receive signed permission slips I will register the students and you for the site. Artsonia creates an id name for the student using their first name and a number. Privacy and security are very important to Artsonia and myself. Never will a student's last name or photo ever appear on the online gallery. I will then photograph student artwork and upload it to the site. If you have provided an email address on the permission slip then you will be notified when your child had new artwork published. You can then send out your child's gallery page to family and friends around the world. It's a great way for grandparents living far away to see the child's work. Visitors to the gallery are able to post a comment to the young artist - but as the parent - You have complete control over what comments are posted. You will receive an email if there is a comment waiting approval. Take look at some of the positive comments given to students of Washington. It's a real confidence booster when students get comments from friends and family.
Another great thing about Artsonia is that your child's work will be there for a long time. It grows with your child each year. It's there own personal portfolio of work. If an artwork is destroyed, damaged, or you simply have no room on your fridge for it, it can always be found on Artsonia. You can even purchase items with your child's artwork on it. (Another great grandparent gift!)
So please be on the lookout for the Artsonia permission slip coming your way soon. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. There is a contact form on the home page of this website or you can email me at tgillesp@molineschools
I'm very excited to be again teaching at Roosevelt this year! The students and I have such fun, creative classes together. I love the enthusiasm of our Roosevelt Bears!
Click here to visit Roosevelt's Artsonia Gallery.
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