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 →
5/10/17 Enjoyed our last meet up of the year at the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse. Big thanks to the Depot's and Education Coordinator, Natasha Stillman for making this possible! Participants: James Treacy, Skyline; Amber Miller, Chabot; Deborah Gordon, OUSD; Kristin Vetterlein, Grass Valley; Michelle Lewis, Glenview; Aracely Sifuentes-Ordaz, Melrose Leadership Academy; Ann Wettrich,... Continue Reading →
April 12, 2017 - Session at Roosevelt Middle School, Create Studio with presenters Brooke Toczlowski and Carl Barone. Participants: Blanka Soltys/Fremont; Aracely Sifuentes/Melrose Leadership Academy; Claudia Goodman-Hough/Redwood Heights, Lisa Hoffman/Redwood Heights,Jamie Treacy/Skyline; JohnChristie/Castlemont; Deborah Gordon/Castlemont, Nestor Gonzalez/Dewey; Leah Jensen/McClymonds), Julia / Maker Education, Michelle Lewis/Glenview, John Christie/Castlemont; Amber Miller/Chabot, Kristen Vetterlein/Grass Valley, Carl Barone/Roosevelt-presenter, Brooke Toczylowski/Oakland... Continue Reading →