Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Whats Happening In My Room

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Green Art Room

This is a web site to inform art teachers and enable them to build and maintain an environmentally friendly art classroom.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Block Printing

I am working on block printing with some of my students at the moment and I came across these clips on Youtube

Nice Blog

Art at Jackman shows a great idea for packing tape, this blog has not been updated since may 09 but the idea is good :). Thanks to Heater for the Link to I think I am a fan of tape sculpture now :) tell about a competition for the most most creative use of Scotch brand tape. And while you are looking for images of Tape sculpture take a look at this guy mark jenkins, his work will make you smile.

Curator's Corner, is a good blog for historical reference and art history.

Ted Stanke Blog shows some interesting sculpture/3d projects I have shown one of his pictures here.

The first five pictures show my students at work on their selotape sculptures, It took an afternoon to make the body parts we are still putting them together, I will show the results here. Great fun was had by all.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Halloween Art


These are some of our students Halloween Portraits which were used to decorate the hall.
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Blogs of Note

Im loving this blog elementary fun, even though it is for younger students I think the teacher is achieving excellent results and she has great ideas. I also came across this lovely calligraphy blog its worth checking out. This blog show beautiful photographic style, oil on canvas paintings of material and glass bottels, which would be useful for visual aids.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Product Design and Sculpture

This site has hundreds of product and graphic design examples anything form sunglasses to alarm clocks. A great source for students looking for insperation for design projects and 3d projects. These pictures are just a small range of images that can be found on the site.Creative sunglasses designed by Lee Cooper and high-end eyewear brand Alain Mikli. Milk Carton Vase U.K. designer James Burgess pours a dash of whimsy into white porcelain. Perfect for dunking one, two or three flowers! I love the shoe bike, it may be a good talking point for a design class.

Paper Art

This site is fantastic it has 100's of ideas for paper modeling! I love it! some of the examples shown on are featured below.
Other links for paper art include Jen Starke who also does annimation and drawing. Shaz Madani


ABCcreativity is filled with tips, encouragement, support and tools for your creative journey. I like the paper dolls, they are a nice idea to do with a class.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Show us your art room

Flicker has a group for art teachers to showcase thier art room. Warning you may turn Green looking at this! If anyone would like to leave a link to a photo of thier art room please do!

Saatchi Gallery

Saatchi Gallery has An International Art prize for schoolchildren up to the age of 18. You must register your school and also place a photo of you school on the site.

Lesson Plans

Drawspace has a lot of lesson plans which are useful when The lessons cover everything from line, perspective, blending and colour. You have to register (free) to use the site and lesson plans. The site also host online advanced drawing classes for a fee.
is another site which has a lot of ideas for the art room, \i think the paper clay section is great.

National Library of Ireland

The National Library of Ireland. This site has an online catologue for books, photographs, drawings and prints.

Sunday, January 3, 2010