SchoolArts Magazine

MAR 2009

SchoolArts is a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts since 1901.

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On the Web SchoolArtsOnline.com Artist Boxes Betsy Menson Sio No Student Is an Island Test student knowledge of art history by representing famous artists in a tangible form. Students fill and decorate small boxes with images, symbols, and objects that capture the essence of their favorite artists. A self-portrait lesson that compares the contours of the face with the contours of topographic maps. Students combine their knowledge of geography and ecology with art to create colorful faces. Finger-Painted Faces Planning Ahead Michelle Flandera Surrena Pam Stephens Students combine photography and finger painting to explore value and mark-making, resulting in striking self-portraits inspired by the work of Chuck Close. In this edition of Student-Teacher Survival guide, learn how to anticipate what will happen in your artroom and plan ahead for a successful studentteaching experience. Denise Clyne-Ruch Wherever you see this icon, go to SchoolArtsOnline.com for additional student artwork, project templates, and more! schoolarts Inspiring Creativity in Teaching Since 1901. Volume 108, Number 7, March 2009 SchoolArts is a national magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts. Editor, Nancy Walkup Art teacher at W.S. Ryan Elementary, Denton, TX Send manuscript submissions to: nwalkup@verizon.net 2223 Parkside Drive, Denton, TX 76201 Tel: (940) 382-8274 Fax: (940) 387-2516 Contributing Editors Ken Vieth, Art Education Consultant Rosemont, New Jersey, kvieth@crusoe.net Rebecca Arkenberg, Museum Consultant Stratford, Connecticut, rjna@aol.com Tracy Ellyn, Miami Art and Design, Miami, Florida, tracy@kulturedkidz.com Mary Coy, Spry Middle School, Webster, New York, MaryCoy@rochester.rr.com Nicole Brisco, Pleasant Grove High School Texarkana, Texas, nbrisco@pgisd.net Staff Publisher, Wyatt Wade Advertising Sales, Jessica McCorkle Advertising Assistant, Anna Goldblatt Designer, Julia McCandless Production, Hana Johnson Departments 3 8 11 12 Editor's Letter Technology Teacher-Tested Point of View Art Director, Douglass Scott 14 16 51 56 Consulting Editor, Claire Mowbray Golding Meeting Individual Needs Teacher-Student Portfolio Resource Center Calendar Ready-to-Use Resources 9 ClipCards Janet Barnes 26 Craft Stick Houses Mixed Media Sunflowers 27 Marisa Main Embellished Monoprints Craft in America Beadworking A journey to the artists, origins, and work of American craft. 6 March 2009 SchoolArts 31 Circulation, Margherita Altobelli Advisory Board Craig Roland, Associate Professor of Art Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida rolandc@ufl.edu Janet Payne, Fine and Performing Arts Coordinator Stafford County Public School, Stafford, Virginia jpayne22401@yahoo.com Pamela Stephens, Dept. of Art Education Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona Pamela.Stephens@nau.edu Aurelia Gomez, Director of Educaton, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM, aurelia.gomez@state.nm.us Paul Sproll, Rhode Island School of Design, Professor and Head, Department of Teaching + Learning in Art + Design, Providence, RI, psproll@risd.edu Advertising/Business Office 50 Portland Street, Worcester, MA 01608 (800) 533-2847 / (508) 754-7201 FAX (508) 791-0779 Looking/Learning Subscriptions & Back Issues Jackie Gothing (800) 533-2847 / (508) 754-7201 ext. 220 Allison Valchuis, Kim RobledoDiga, and Erin McCluskey Advertising Jessica McCorkle (800) 533-2847 / (508) 754-7201 ext. 219 The Jolly Jump-Ups Journey through Space Geraldine Clyne Nicole Brisco 18 Craig Roland Building Your Personal Learning Network, Part 1 Megan Pendleton You've Got the Music in You ArtEd Online Subscription Manager, Jackie Gothing Gallery Cards Allison Valchuis and Kim Robledo-Diga Design for the Ten-Deck House R. Buckminster Fuller Aviation Building Hugh Ferriss The Convair Autoplane Henry Dreyfuss Wrist Computer Lisa Krohn Writer's Guidelines Hana Johnson (800) 533-2847 / (508) 754-7201 ext. 232 Permission to Reproduce Articles Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923 (978) 750-8400 SchoolArts (ISSN: 0036-6463) March 2009, Volume 108, Number 7. SchoolArts is published monthly, September through May by Davis Publications, Inc., 50 Portland Street, Worcester, MA 01608-2013. Subscription rate: $24.95 annually within U.S., Canadian/Mexico $39.95 annually, International available as digital only. Past issue single copies $5.00. Copyright 2009. All rights reserved. Periodicals Postage Paid at Worcester, MA and at additional mailing offices. Postmaster: Send change of address form to SchoolArts, 50 Portland Street, Worcester, MA 01608-2013 Printed in the U.S.A. SchoolArts magazine is printed on recycled paper using soy-based inks.

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