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 →
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 →
Note from Jamie: Amanda's workshop for VATN was so fantastic, I found myself wanting to participate and hang onto her every word, and I missed a lot of juicy details in my notes. In the next few weeks, I hope to have a more in-depth conversation with Ms. Amanda about the topics below. In the... Continue Reading →
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 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 →
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."
Introduction: VATN met in October to create pinch pot animal containers in Ms. Salonga's ceramics class. The follow-up meeting in December gave the VATN members the opportunity to glaze their creations. The following lesson is an introduction to underglaze vs. overglaze and how the two are a great combination in the classroom. Underglaze vs. Overglaze... Continue Reading →
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 →