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Welcome to the VATN website! This is a collaborative resource for visual arts teachers and a portal to share our work with the world!   You are encouraged to explore and contribute to other sections of this site, including RESOURCES (with links and downloadable resource documents) and a BLOG SPACE where you can pose questions and... Continue Reading →

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Paper Circuits at Chabot Elementary

Chabot Elementary, Oakland Mrs. Amber's 4th Grade Class 4th graders study electricity (circuits) in Science as a Standard. Students then extended their knowledge of circuits in the art room by planning a piece of artwork that lights up! Students used new materials such as copper tape, coin cell batteries and LED lights to complete their... Continue Reading →

VATN at Urban Promise Academy: Crystal Barr’s Classroom:

May 9, 2018 Location: Urban Promise Academy, Crystal Barr’s classroom (Art and STEAM Maker- Space) Teachers Present: Donna Salonga (Skyline), Lauren Litwin (Skyline), Jamie Treacy (Skyline), Deborah Gordon (OUSD), Roxanne Padgett (MOCHA), Vanessa Guererro (Oakland High), Amber Theme: Open Studio with Critique Discussion Teaching artists all brought one of their own artworks to work on... Continue Reading →

VATN at Castlemont: Rosemary Marr’s Classroom

Workshop Leader: Rosemary Marr Participants: Shanti Provasoli (Prospective teacher), Vanessa Guerrero (Oakland High), Kristen Vetterlein (Grass Valley), Amber Miller (Chabot), Lisa  Perkins (Edna Brewer), Crystal Barr (Urban Promise Academy), Deborah Gordon (Central Office), Jamie Treacy (Skyline), Ana Ponce (Skyline). "How to Teach Art Without Art Supplies" School bling made out of cardboard. Necklace made with... Continue Reading →

Digital Wood Carving: Carl Barone’s Design Lab at Roosevelt Middle School

Teachers Present: Donna Salonga, Jamie Treacy, Carl Barone, Shanti Provasoli, Carissa Moline, Tiffany Allen, Roxanne Padgett, Vanessa Guererro, Michelle Lewis, Deborah Green and Debora Gordon. Background: Carl Barone teaches design to grades 6-8 at Roosevelt Middle School.  He teaches a large IEP and English Learner population. Most classes are 32 students.  His classroom is set... Continue Reading →

Upcoming Arts Workshops at Oakland International High School

Hi All, Here's some information about upcoming arts workshops at Oakland International High School at the Teacher Resource Center and Maker Bar From: Brooke Toczylowski. For more info email brooke.toczylowski@ousd.org And additional workshops are listed here. Accessing Literature through Arts-Based Research Learn how Sara Stillman, art teacher at Oakland International, is using visual art to empower students to analyze... Continue Reading →

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