Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Student Movies

Check out these stop motion movies made by McDonough Art Students:

Grade 4 Miss Schuff:

Miss Handschumaker's class:

Mr. Molloy's Class:

Grade 4 Mrs. Robidoux:

Grade 3 Mrs. Canning

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Welcome back! 2015 - 2016 schedule is posted under Schedule.

Hello Students and Families of McDonough School 
in Manchester, NH! 

Click on a page to the right to explore an art time period.

My name is Miss Provencher
This is a drawing of me made by Isis, Grade 4

Big News
 We will continue using a choice based program, also known as Teaching for Artistic Behavior, or TAB for short, in the art room this year. .  Here is a great web page all about TAB teaching: http://teachingforartisticbehavior.org

The Art room motto: "With Freedom comes great Responsibility!"

What is TAB all about? 
1. Students will decide what they want to make and how they want to make it. 
2. Three different art media will always be available for students to use: drawing, collage and painting.  As the year goes on, more will be added including printmaking and 3D construction. 
3. Responsibility is the most important part of each lesson: students are responsible for their own idea, a plan to make the idea into an art project, and reflecting on the idea and plan when the project is finished. Students in grades 1 through 5 will write and/or draw an idea and plan at the beginning of each project.  Kindergarten students will visit 2 to 3 media stations each week to create artwork of their choosing. 

What is the same? 
1. Even though students can decide what they want to make, I will still introduce a historical time period every three weeks for inspiration. Audio visual presentations will highlight important art, architecture, inventions and events of major periods in Western Civilization including Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, The Middle Ages, Renaissance Art, Baroque Art, Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, American Art, Modern and Contemporary art. 

Why create a blog?
I would like to share activities in the art room with families, and also have a place to collect interesting web pages I introduce in the art room.  

TRADITIONAL LESSON: This is a bulletin board display showing how I used to teach lessons. One piece made by each student in the first grade class. The subject was Van Gogh's sunflowers. Students cut circles from paper then added paint. There was not a lot of choice or problem solving left to the students. 

CHOICE BASED LESSON: This is a display of work made by a third grade class. The subject was Ancient Greece. The choice for images and materials was left up to the students. Notice the variety of materials used and subject matter depicted.  Students work to their own level of ability and create what interests them.