Friday, April 23, 2010

More show pics...

Art Show Pics

We are exhibiting about 200 works at our county wide art show right now. Here are some pics from that exhibition. Note the Egyptian themed works. Our music teacher, Heather Leichty visited Egypt last summer on a Lilly Grant, and through her experiences, children learned much about Egyptian culture and history. Naturally, we expanded upon Egyptian art and culture here in our choice art room and implemented lessons on tomb building, mask making, drawing and painting and much conceptual work related to questions about how the pyramids were built. We even built two royal sarcophagi and a paper mache mummy!

Naturally, kids express the important ideas about what they are learning into their art.

Friday, April 16, 2010

2010 Youth Art Month Speech

Here is the 2010 YAM keynote address.

My special thanks to Sue Perry who coordinated our YAM event and also to Dr. Brad Venable who has been instrumental in leading AEAI through turbulent times.