Wednesday, September 23, 2009

TAEA conference Presenter: November 2009!!!

Here is the description of my upcoming presentation as it will appear in the conference program!

Saturday, November 14th, Super Sessions—1:00-1:50

“Art for All: Tricks and Tips for Your Inclusion-friendly Classroom”
Presenter: Rachel Motta. This session will provide insights and information about how to develop and adapt lesson plans for students with special needs including (but not limited too), MR, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, ODD, Tourette’s Syndrome, Bipolar Disorder, PDD, and Schizophrenia. The presenter works specifically with special needs students and will provide participants with definitions to various special education classifications as well as offer lesson plans that are great for all ability levels. All Levels.
Location: Wood Auditorium

This presentation will be given at Arrowmont School for Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN>

Pinwheels for Peace- The Results art in!

So if you live in Tennessee you know and have been bummed about the rainy weather. Unfortunately on Pinwheels for Peace Day we could not display our pinwheels outdoors as the project calls for, so ours are displayed on the wall outside of the artroom. My students really enjoyed this project and did an excellent job with it! I highly reccomend participating in this project next September if you haven't already planned on it!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Pinwheels For Peace!

We are so doing this, this week in class! This site provides a template for pinwheels and during my dry runs of constructing the pinwheel myself I discovered that the pipecleaner attachment really only works when using the pony beads along with it! Try it out! Easy and fun Art with a Purpose!

Friday, September 4, 2009

A Trip to the Frist Art Center 9/3/09

I cannot rave enough about the Frist Center! It is Free and always FUN! The students love it, it serves as a great good-behavior incentive, and they learn! The students saw the Chuck Close show yesterday and loved it. Ofcourse those that had been before couldn't wait to make it to Art Quest...

Finger Print Portraits (like Chuck Close!), Painting, and Printmaking...

Line Communication, (students draw on the plexi-glass on both sides with dry-erase markers), and magnetic city construction!