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    Welcome to Ms. Morgan's Awesome Art Room!
    Hello visitor! During the 2019-20 school year, I will be teaching K-5 Art at the GLP and Elementary School. 



    While we are practicing social distancing and school is not in session, Mrs. Braun and I are providing materials that review and reinforce concepts we have learned. You will find materials here. These are to spark ideas and your creativity! It is our sincere hope that both students and parents will take time to make art, and your artmaking will be a source of joy to you in the coming weeks. Relax and get into the creative "flow." 

    These links are provided for your information and convenience. By clicking on a link you will be leaving the Eden Central School District website. Please be aware that, while we make every effort to evaluate all the sites to which we link, we cannot endorse nor be responsible for the content provided on those sites.

    Note from Mrs. Braun:
    "I hope you are all well! Feel free to also visit my 3rd grade web page, for fun things to do! I am also communicating with Mrs. Weber's artists through Google Classroom. "
    Art from Home Recommended Activity Week #1 (3/16-20)
    We hope you enjoy playing this art Bingo Game! You can create the suggested art from one square, go for three in a row, or try a "cover all."
    Art Bingo card
    Week #2: Artist Trading Cards 3/23-27:
    These small masterpieces were created so anyone can own original art. The only requirement is that it must be original and it must be 3.5 x 4.5 inches. For more specifics, click on my link to the left. 
    Week #3: Grades K-2, Sand Castle Drawing 3/30-4/3:
    Thinking ahead to warmer days, as the weather this week is projected to be cold and dreary. Click here for complete instructions on how to draw a sandcastle! For a separate, printable castle drawing guide, click the link. Can you feel the warm ocean breezes now? 
    Week #3: Grades 3-5, Castle in a Landscape: 3/30-4/3: 
    For our older and more advanced students, here are are the complete instructions for drawing a more realistic castle. Here are some great drawing guides for creating the castle. 
    Week #4 Grades K-2, Daffodil Drawing: 4/6-10:
    Have you noticed the cheerful yellow daffoldils tossing their golden heads in the Spring breezes? Here is a drawing guide to draw your own! Look at some real pictures of daffodils, or bring one inside if you have them in your garden, then color it. You might even want to try drawing a few and putting them in a vase.
    Week #4: Grades 3-5 Realistic Bunny Painting: 4/6-4/10
    All you need are regular, non-permanent markers, a paint brush, paper (preferably a little heavier than copy paper) and water to make this realistic Spring bunny! You'll also need these drawing resources (use them as reference material or to trace by taping the guide and your paper to a window) and this instructional video.
    Week #5: Dot Monsters 4/13-17:
    Dot monsters are a favorite activity for my family and me. When we have to wait at restaurants, we frequently flip the paper placemats over and begin our creations. It sure does make the time fly, stimulates the brain, and we never tire of doing them! We also do them while traveling and at home. I've introduced them to some classes before. I'll be posting a video with instructions on how to do them in the very near future.
    Looking for more art projects to try at home? We will periodically add sites and projects you may want to check out, so revisit this page often. Keep art in your heart!
    STEAM Art: 
    Babble Dabble Do  This one has a STEAM/MakerSpace focus. The author does a special project weekly. 
    The author has also been doing a daily live STEAM project on her FaceBook page at 4pm. She posts it to view anytime on her YouTube channel: Click here to get there!
    Lunch Doodles:
    Our own kids love this, and we think you will, too! We are fans of the illustrator, author Mo Willems (Pigeon series, Elephant and Piggie series)
    Only go on YouTube with a parent or other guardian. It is from the Kennedy Center for the Arts Page, a series called Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems. Click here.
    It's a great way to get art in every day!
    More Drawing:
    Here are more great ways to practice your drawing skills! Remember, drawing is NOT a special talent. It is a skill anyone can learn with instruction and practice.
    Art Hub for Kids is one we love to do in class, grades k-5. This draw along is good reinforcemet for following directions and we love the instructor's cheerful style and the wide variety of drawings offered.
    Mark Kistler's Drawing Site: Over the past 40 years, Mark Kistler has taught millions of children how-to-draw on his Public Television Series “The Secret City” in the 1980’s, and “The Imagination Station” in the 1990’s. we think you'll enjoy his web page!
    Draw Everyday with JJK: to visit the YouTube channel for YouTube channel for New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Everything from the Punk Farm picture books to the Lunch Lady graphic novels.
    (For the parents of kids grades 3-5: we also like the way he shares his story in a Ted Talks video  about how he was just a boy who loved to draw who grew to become a successful artist. It's really inspiring! But a word of caution - in first two minutes he talks about his drug addicted mother, not knowing his father, and being adopted by his grandparents; if you do not want to expose your children to these subjects, start at the two minute mark.)
    Weekly Themed Drawings and Projects with Cassie Stephens: We use the You Tube Channel of this famous art teacher from Tennesse as a resource in class all the time! Many kids will recognize her voice. She has been posting daily drawing videos with a weekly theme. (ex: Robots on week 1, Mad Scientist on week 2)
     Soon to come: Ms. Morgan be in touch inviting you to view an occassional video greeting with her to check out on her work YouTube channel. she'll send an e-mail to your mom or dad (the e-mail in Power Schools) telling them more about it!

    "The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."
    - Aristotle
    "Great design isn't just what looks cool, it's a calculated and balanced blend of form and function."
    - William Justice, web designer

    Did you know that the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that the arts and culture sector is a $804 billion industry, which represents 4.3% of the nation's GDP--a larger share of the economy than transportation and agriculture...



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    Art is Everywhere!
    Whether it is in the fine arts, entertainment, architecture, furniture design, or a myriad of other things you encounter daily, you see the creative work of artists and designers everywhere you turn. What you see is manipulated by artists in any media, retail, or commercial enterprise.

    Art is an Important Part of Your Child's Education 

    While the importance of verbal/written literacy is a given, visual literacy is just as important and must be a part of every child's education. Not only that, but developing the higher level thinking skills inherent in an art or technical program (problem solving, creative thinking, reasoning, critical thinking, analysis, etc.) is the ultimate goal of education! That's why NYS has mandates in place to ensure that the arts are part of every child's education. Here is an inspiring Ted Talks video by successful children's author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosozcka. It illustratates how critically important the arts in schools are to kids.

    Art is a Great Career Choice 

    While some people still may envision the stereotypical "starving artist" when they consider a child's pursuing a vocation in art, it's simply not accurate. According to Daniel H. Pink, the author of A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future, "More American's today work in art, entertainment, and design than work as lawyers, accountants, and auditors." Also, according to the highly renowned Ringling College of Art and Design: 1.25 million Americans work in the visual arts; one in 111 jobs is in art and design; the economic impact of art and design exceeds that of sports worldwide; and analyst John Hawkins estimates that the creative sector will be worth $6.1 trillion internationally in less that 15 years - the largest economy in the world.


    Eden's Art Department 

    Despite being a small school district, our students regularly win recognitions and awards at exhibitions and competitions. From K-12 we offer to students a fundamental exploration of art, improved thinking skills, and the development of heightened perceptual skills. Ultimately, we can develop in students skills that will prepare them for on-going artistic expression and opportunities for higher education or careers in this area - a portal into the exciting world of art and design.

    For more information on courses and other things, click on the links to the left!