Tag Archives: 5th grade

Pronto Plates in the Classroom

I’ve been using Pronto Plates in my own work for the last few years.  I’ve taught a number of photo-lithography workshops to adults and high school teachers, but it wasn’t until my proposal was accepted for the MAEA and NAEA … Continue reading

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Wet Felting with 4th and 5th Graders – Challenging but worth it!

My first experience with wet felted vessels was during the MAEA Convention in North Adams last fall.  I took a workshop with Carolann Tebbetts and was immediately hooked. I wasn’t sure how to break the process down for elementary students, … Continue reading

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Pictures of Chocolate Inspired by Vik Muniz

This 2 day project has become a much anticipated staple in my 5th grade classroom. It’s short but sweet with excellent results.  During the first class, I introduce the artist.  Students have about 20 minutes to create and photograph their … Continue reading

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Digital Photography Inspired by Vik Muniz

To learn more about this artist visit www.vikmuniz.net

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One Sheet Sculptural Mini Book

This simple book is made out of one sheet of paper.  You can use just about any size or quality of paper as long as it folds easily.  80 pound paper will allow students to use crayon on both sides … Continue reading

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Simple 3-D Mask

Teacher Tips: This easy mask project always has a high success rate.  I usually have students make and paint the masks on day one.  Hold off on stapling under after the paint dries. On day two, we staple then embellish … Continue reading

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Gelatin Prints – How to make it work with 20+ students

Gelatin prints are my latest obsession.  I love being surprised by the delicate textures and the unpredictable ghost prints. It took a few weeks of experimenting at home before I was ready to try this with a large group of … Continue reading

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