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Monday, July 4, 2011

Art Teacher SHOWCASE!! Installment 3

"Summer months are slow in blogland for teachers.  Most art teachers are taking a break from teaching all day.  Some are doing art camps or personal travels, but I know that in the summer months, not as many teachers post ideas, since we're not teaching full time now.  However, summer free time is a perfect time to research ideas, look at art eye candy, experiment and have fun!  So, what I would like to do to help you out in this summer is to feature different blogs.  Maybe one per week (or more if more people respond).  This will be awesome in several ways.  First, you will be able to get a taste of everyone's favorite art projects and visit new and different blogs.  Second, YOUR BLOG could (and will, if you submit a response to me) be featured and more people will visit you and see all the wonderful things you are doing.  We all make new friends and get new ideas for next year!  Sounds great?  Well it will be!!  
 Installment 3 of the Art Teacher Showcase
Art Teacher: Marilena Linardatou
I am teaching art this summer at my school on Tuesday's and Thursday's.
I will also teach two art camps, one in June and one in August.    

The name of my school blog is,

Art is an amazing way to explore and understand the world.
Studying and creating art is a way of communicating with others.

Through exploration students appreciate and understand the importance of art in our society.
Through exploration we are able to cultivate and develop skills in various artistic media.
Through exploration we can create an exciting and safe environment that allows our students to be inspired and inquisitive.
Through exploration we can design art based on one's own experiences, identity, environment, imagination and observations.

 I teach art at a private school  Chesterbrook Academy Elementary (K-5) where we emphasize Integration of 21st century skills in academic instruction. 
My students have art for 45 minutes twice a week.
I also teach art to our Pre-K students.

One of my favorites art lesson this year was " The concept of scale in art (The roses of Will Ryman)"

It was a collaborative project, where Kindergarten, Second and Third grade students worked together to complete this artwork.
The students loved this project because it gave them the opportunity to explore the difficulties and challenges involved in completing large scale artworks.  

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to participate in the ART TEACHER SHOWCASE.

Here are some other images from lessons Marilena has taught:

If you want to be featured on my blog, then answer the following questions.  Please email them to me at  Don't comment on this post with your answers.  If you do email me your answers, you will give me permission to post a couple images from your blog to include in the blog post (with of course, a link to your blog).  If you only feel like answering a few questions, that is fine too.  I would also be happy to feature your own personal artwork.

1.  The name and URL of your blog
2.  A brief description of your blog and why it is awesome.  Tell us where you live and work, what you do, etc. 
3.  An example of a tried and true art lesson favorite that you have taught. (could be in a workshop setting, school setting, or just with your own children or yourself, no exclusions here!)  Give me a link to a post about that lesson, so I can include a link and photo.
4.  A favorite, must-have art teacher or art technique book.
5.  Your favorite product for the art room.

So, what are you waiting for? Email me today about your blog!!"

1 comment:

Calling All Sleepyheads said...

Thanks so much for doing this-it's a great idea! I love finding new art sites but between teaching and posting I rarely have time to just surf for new sites!


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