I could make up some new years resolution about being a more consist blogger but the truth is there are just not enough hours in the day! I will try to do better is all I can say : /. Now onto that GREAT cause.... have you heard of Portableplayhouse.org (http://www.theportableplayhouse.org/about-2/ )??? This is an amazing organization that has volunteers that go into hospitals all over the country to make bracelets and necklaces (for free) with long term and terminally ill patients. I was so inspired by this organization that I called the founder Mary Ann to see how I could get involved. I came up with the idea of hosting a beading event at my school. This would help to raise money for the organization, bring families together, promote the arts! The beads that Mary Ann gets are glass beads (see pic above).. they are beautiful! At our school event we will be making either bracelets or key chains (she has wooden beads that will be great for the boys). The cost will be $5 per bracelet or key chain and ALL the profits go to the organization. Mary Ann and her husband will be coming on Feb. 8th to our school. The event will be from 6-8pm and it is a drop in activity..meaning it will only take about 1/2 hour to make the item, but students will pre pay so we know how many are coming. I am so excited for the our event "Families Beading for Love". I will let you know how it goes!
As an Art Educator I wanted to create a blog that had links to site and blogs that I thought would be helpful to other art teachers. You will also find links to my weekly lesson plans. The lessons may have been created by me or they may be a twist on others teachers ideas. As Art Educators we all have the same goal ..to Make Art Work in the classroom! Enjoy and thanks for reading :)!
Art provides unique opportunities to explore and develop ways of knowing, doing, and being. As such, art, as a core subject, …is a critical component in the development of every child and in multiple ways permeates every aspect of human existence. –U.S. Department of Education