Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Art-in-a-Box Cart is ready to go!

Hello Volunteers,

The Art-in-a-Box cart is stocked and ready to go!  I see that we have classes signed up as soon as this Wednesday, and I look forward to seeing the trees in the hallway.  Both the newsprint for the charcoal and the tagboard for the pastels are on the bottom shelf of the cart.  In the box are the charcoal, pastels, labels, project examples, lesson plans, mounting tabs, fixative (the hair spray can be used as fixative) and books on Emily Carr.

One change I made to the lesson binders is that I printed out the images of the lesson on paper, to be used with the document projectors in the classroom.  This is an alternative to using the overhead with the transparencies, to see if it works better.  The transparencies are still included in the binder if you are more comfortable using the overhead projector--it's up to you.  Please let me know what works best!  Also, be sure to grab the correct binder--there are separate lessons for K-1, and 2-5.

Thank you to those of you who were able to make it to the training and to those of you who have taken a look at the lesson on this website.  If you haven't yet signed up your classroom for a date and time, the calendar is hanging on the wall to your right as you go into the copy room.  If you don't know where the copy room or the Art-in-a-Box cart is, Denise in the office can point the way!

Thank you all again for volunteering for Art-in-a-Box, and please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.  I encourage you to watch this short film by the National Film Board of Canada to get familiar with the art of Emily Carr.  http://www.nfb.ca/film/i_can_make_art_like_emily_carr/

lesson plan for grades K-1
lesson plan for grades 2-5

Sara Lehto
(sara at sitkacoast dot com)