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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

(if you can't get there from this link, click on "Please Read" and it will take you there.)

The Above link is a VERY INTERESTING read about where we are and are heading. Daniel Pink hit it right on the nose. Looks like the Creative mind will be what will keeps us a float as well as keeps us sane as we travel quickly through the 21st century.

Tell me what you think!!!!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I got a job!

I just wanted to share the good news that I have been hired on in Davidson county! I have been working very hard as a substitute teacher this past school year. The job hunt was tough, but I am so fortunate to have been hired on at my top choice school!

I will be teaching K-4 at Hickman Elementary. I have my own art room with 2 sinks, shared storage and 2 kilns with the second art teacher at the school. I am very excited to start my career, its a great school! The principal is very nice and values the arts and I am so pleased there is already a second established art teacher that can deal with all my first year teacher questions :)

It was my very first interview with a principal and I beat out 4 other candidates! The principal was very impressed with my rich portfolio, that I couldn't have put together without the wonderful help and guidance of Mrs. Snead. Thank you so much for taking sooooo many pictures of me in action and helping me create such awesome lesson plans! Mrs. Snead is the most talented art teacher I know and I am so glad to have worked under her wing because I feel confident in tackling my first year! I start August 9th :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Up and Coming Graphic Designers

This was a fun project where the students had to design a wrapper for a new candy bar. What they had to think about was how the wrapper would attract a potential buyer. How could they design it so that a customer would choose their candy bar over the rest of the selection. It was quite challenging! With the little bit of time left over, they designed a magazine advertisement about their product. We discussed how advertising had to capture your attention in a glance that lasts a second or two. They were able to share their candy bar and advertisement to the class using the document camera. What fun! It is definitly a project I hope to spend more time on next year.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

HUGE Congratulations

A very HUGE congratulations goes to all students who had their artwork submitted to the Florida Art Education Association Digital Art Show. You can view all 10 entries in a post below. ALL 10 STUDENTS RECIEVED TOP RATINGS AND RECEIVED AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE for their works of art. I am very proud of all of them and hope this will inspire them to continue working hard in the arts. GREAT JOB!!!!

Another Great Summer Art Activity

Atlantic Potters is offering classes for kids and adults this summer, so check out their website and take a look. You might find something that would interest the whole family. Go to and have some fun!