reading & writing with art

April 29, 2015

HGTV Magazine get ready for Mrs. Reardon's Shelf Design Challenge

This is the continued post to my Ellen's Design Challenge remake.  You can see the first post here:
Grant Wood's influenced shelf

Here are the final photos... Yep, Junior High designers and builders... pretty impressive!  Thank you Ellen for the inspiration!

Well...this took longer than planned, but my students will say it was their FAVORITE project and my 1st semester students keep saying, "Why didn't we get to build shelves???"
Van Gogh's inspired Shelf

So...  I guess it's a WINNER!  My students voted in each class and although the winners are not getting $100,000 or a spread in HGTV Magazine...and Although we emailed Ellen and have not heard back from her, they were partially satisfied with the SONIC DRINKS I gave to the winners and told them they would be featured in my blog.  ;)

Power Point I made is:

Munch's inspired shelf

Eric Carle's inspired 
Hokusai's inspired shelf

Dubuffet's inspired shelf
Piet Mondrian's inspired shelf

Michelangelo's inspired shelf
Jasper Johns
Chace...because I loved his shirt!

April 01, 2015

Ellen's Design Challenge at our School... or maybe just her inspiration!

SUPER EXCITED about my new Jr High Project!!  I'm an addicted HGTV chick... and fell in love with Ellen's Design Challenge.  So if you love art and you love furniture then why not do Art & Furniture!  :)
We have just started this project.  Our Ag teacher is helping me out...and my students are stoked!  These will either be amazing...  or perfect for a bonfire!  :)   Here is the power point I used to help my students:

Partner writing and creating their RUBRIC for their project.  I gave each team the 5 categories.  They had to discuss and determine what criteria that must be met in order to score each area.  We had some great discussion.  I also liked how many of them reworked their sketches afterwards to amp up their designs.
Artist Research in the media center using these sheets:

  Next came the MANY SKETCHES.  Some had trouble deciding which design was the best.  We discussed how we all have strengths in the art room and use those strengths as skills to help each other.  

Finished priming and the building begins....  EXCITING TIMES!!