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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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Michelle Lewis’ Classroom and Papier Mâché Demo

Feb 14, 2018 We were hosted by Michelle Lewis in her classroom at “Glenview” @ 54 th street. As I walked down the halls I noticed they were filled with beautifully displayed artwork outside every classroom. (15 classrooms total) Michelle mounts and hangs all of the artwork from her art classes outside of each of... 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 →

VATN Professional Development 1/26/18

Thanks everyone who came out for our second all-day professional development.  We've embedded our slides from the the day that have the facilitator indicated for each activity.  If you're looking for a resource from one of the workshops, we'll attach them here. Also, feel free to email the facilitator directly to consult. If you haven't... Continue Reading →

Ms. Miller’s Art Room At OTHS

Ms. Miller's art classes are comprised of students of various backgrounds. She teaches art1 and art2 to students in the 9-12 grades. Students explore both two dimensional and three dimensional works of art. They learn to shade to create the illusion of 3-D forms, and they also work with mixed media to create original and... Continue Reading →

Mr. Treacy and Ms. Hale’s Art 2 Class

These works are from a recent acrylic painting unit inspired by the work of Georgia O'Keeffe.  Students studied her diverse pictorial strategies and made two works of art inspired by the Skyline landscape.  The first piece was a "Visual Metaphor" painting and the second one was "Abstracted Nature."  

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Salonga

    Where do you teach and what grade levels take your courses? Skyline High, Ceramics, beginning and Advanced, 9-12 grade Where are you from and how did you end up here? I was born and raised in San Francisco. I thought Iwould teach in S.F. but I had a connection to Skyline High and... Continue Reading →

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