Archive for September, 2014

bwClick on the thumbnail image of ‘What in the World’ Photo Puzzle sheet to enlarge it and then email Mrs. Matt (dmatt@sd13.org) your answers for a chance to earn some Extra Credit!

Celebrate Creativity, Courage & Collaboration!

dotddCreativity is flowing around the globe! Today is Dot Day and our hearts are overflowing with gratitude to over 1.8 million participants who are sharing the importance of self-expression and bravery in their classrooms, libraries, homes, and communities. Thank you to everyone making their mark and inspiring others to do the same!

Dot Day Extra Credit: Click the photo to print out the sheet, create a interesting dot on the frame and color in the background!

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Here is a song to listen to while you do your extra credit: http://vimeo.com/104743082 or Download some Dot Day Bookmarks here: http://www.fablevisionlearning.com/pdfs/dotday_bookmarks.pdf or even check out the ‘International Dot Day’ Pinterest Page: http://www.pinterest.com/tjshay/international-dot-day/

artsIn July of 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution designating the second week of September as “Arts in Education Week.” The resolution (H.Con.Res. 275) was proposed and introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier from California.

The resolution states: “Arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines including dance, music, theatre, media arts, literature, design, and visual arts, is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students.”

Congress designated Arts in Education Week to promote and showcase the immense role arts education has in producing engaged, successful, and college and career-ready students. In May of 2011, arts education was again given a national spotlight with the release of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities report Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools.

The culmination of 18 months of research, meetings with stakeholders, and site visits all over the country, this report represents an in-depth review of the current condition of arts education, including an update of the current research base about arts education outcomes, and an analysis of the challenges and opportunities in the field that have emerged over the past decade. It also includes a set of recommendations to federal, state and local policymakers. – See more at: http://www.arteducators.org/news/arts-in-education-week#sthash.9RpohbJF.dpuf

For more info, visit http://www.arteducators.org/news/arts-in-education-week

 

artWhat if famous painters had used a piece toast as their canvas, and food instead of paint? Well, it might have looked something like The Art Toast Project’

Norwegian Instagram food artist Ida Frosk designed ‘The Art Toast Project’ which is a series of famous paintings by well-known artists, created entirely out of edibles on slices of toast. 

If you can identify least 5 of the famous works of art, you can earn yourself some extra credit in art! View the images at: http://idafrosk.blogspot.co.uk/p/the-art-toast-project.html

Please send Mrs. Matt an email (dmatt@sd13.org) with your answers and you will earn 1 point of extra credit for each one you get correct! Make sure your email includes your name, as well as the Title of Original Work of Art and the Name of the Famous Artist who created it for each of the edible images you identified.

Wear Orange on Thursday September 4th as part of Bloomingdale’s ‘Go Orange Day’ to help raise awareness of hunger in our community 

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