Monday, May 8, 2017

A big shout out to our Harrington PTO for all their efforts and kindness during teacher appreciation week! We enjoyed our delicious lunch and newly stocked cabinets along with sweet notes and other surprises!  Thank you for all you do to support us! 💓😊

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

These cool dudes are ready to hop, fly, or march on down to the Annual ~ Harrington Art Show

Thursday, June 1st ~ 5:30-7:30! 

 Our junior artist's are sure to inspire you with their creativity!
We sure hope you can get your family to the show!


Friday, April 21, 2017

How does an unsighted student experience art?

Professional Development Workshop at Center School 
Our elementary art team participated in activities that built sensitivity for blind learners. Darleen Joos (art teacher at Center) designed this excellent workshop for us!  

L) The activity on the left shows us sculpting a face with model magic using only our sense of touch. It's not as easy as you might think! 

R) The activity on the right shows us using our sense of touch and hearing to explore an unknown object. We could communicate with each other while we explored the object with our hands, but boy were we off the mark! It was a paper mache dragon and we guessed a number of other creatures and even a castle! 

There were a few more activities not shown here. We learned so much being out of our comfort zone, because as you can imagine... art teachers lean on their sense of sight more than most. I could see myself teaching any one of the activities with a class, especially one with a blind student. This would go a long way toward building empathy toward that student. Any class of students would benefit from these activities though, just by stretching imaginations beyond their day to day experience while creating. 


Winter Cardinals - Grade 2

Posting these photos a bit out of season,
but I hope you enjoy them just the same! 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Ugly Dolls are coming alive in 2nd grade!

Grade 2 is learning sewing skills while creating "Ugly Dolls" 
(and sometimes cute ones).

Check out these works in progress... and finished samples below!

And here are some finished samples... 

These "Ugly Dolls" are all dressed and ready for fun! 

Rainforest Birds - 3rd Grade

Grade 3 created spectacular rainforest birds!
They used oil crayons to draw their birds and then watercolor marker, which was water sprayed for lush background effects.
Hear the tweets? 

Found a use for all those fallen-off brush tips. Sometimes I sneak in a project after hours 😊  This one was begging me to create!