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4th Grade Choice Photography Unit

This year, I have been making an effort to add more choice and student-directed learning to my curriculum.  This unit grew as an extension of the 4th grade pinhole camera project.  I needed a way to occupy the class while … Continue reading

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Pinhole CANmeras – Day 2

The following information will make a lot more sense if you have already read my previous post called Pinhole CANmeras Day 1. PROCESSING THE IMAGES: Cameras begin to trickle back in on week 2 of this project.  Out of a class of … 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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Dish Gardens Inspired by Chihuli

In my school district, the 3rd graders have art for two 45 minute classes per week.  This allows me to do a few more complicated projects with the extra time. Two years ago we were invited to participate in a … Continue reading

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Tempera Paintings Inspired by Tarsila do Amaral

After looking at the work of Tarsila do Amaral, my 4th grade students created landscape paintings with an emphasis on value. They were asked to think about foreground, middle ground, and background. Tarsila do Amaral grew up on a farm … Continue reading

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