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About AmazingArtTeacher

I am an Art Educator, Fashion Designer, Artist.

Native American Art

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Tee Pee’s & Dream Catchers School Display
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Tee Pee’s & Dream Catchers School Display
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Tee Pee’s & Dream Catchers School Display
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Tee Pee’s & Dream Catchers School Display
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Dream Catchers display for Art Exhibition in School Lobby
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1st Grade Native American Art

After discussing the history of Native Americans and their art, totem poles, tee-pees, dream catchers and watching a quick introduction video, we began our projects.

1st Grade Tee-Pee Project:  Involved lines, shapes, foreground, middle ground, and background.  They first used crayons to draw different lines on manila paper. Then they painted white paper using brown for foreground, red for middle ground, and blue for background. Next they drew a triangle on the back of their lined paper and cut it out. Then glued their triangle to their painting with the lines facing up.  Then I gave them two Popsicle sticks to glue to the top of their Tee-pees.

4th Grade Dream Catchers:  We used paper plates.  I gave them reference sheets of native american symbols and we went over what they meant.  They designed the rim of the plates with native american symbols and  designs. Then they cut out the center of the plate  and I had them use watercolors to paint the front and back of plate. Next I used a whole puncher to make holes around the inside of the plate and gave them weaving instructions and yarn.  Once they were done weaving we added feathers and a loop of yarn to the top for hanging.

 

 

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Totem Poles

UAE 5-6 Grade Girls Totem poles
5-6th Grade Girls Box Totem Pole

 

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6th Grade Boys Painting Totem Poles
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5th Grade Boys Painting Totem Poles
5-6 Grade UAE Boys Totem Poles
5th Grade Boys Totem Poles

Through this lesson, students will learn about Native Americans from the northwest.  Students will study the culture and artwork of these native people.  The idea of stylizing artwork will also be addressed as students work together to make a two dimensional version of a totem pole.  Finally, students will learn about symbolism and what various animals mean to the Native Americans of the northwest.

  • Boys- Students will choose one animal and draw it using native totem pole references.
  • Girls- Students will work with others at their table in order to create a totem pole.
  • Students will choose an animal that symbolizes their family or personality.

Overlapping Scissors

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Overlapping Scissors
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Scissors 5th Grade
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Overlapping Scissors Collaborative Project

My 5th Grade boys won a County wide Contest doing this Collaborative Project. They were given a theme (Scissors) and a canvas.  They came up with this composition.  I am so proud of them, using what they learned (overlapping) in Art to create this masterpiece. 🎨✂️👏🏽🙌🏽

Bienvinidos a Mexico

Welcome to Mexico

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Student Passports (Stamped-Mexico)
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Just an Amazing Art Teacher and her Mariache 💃🏽🇲🇽
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Hola Estudiantes y bienvinidos a Mexico 
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Sombrero Making 
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Me as Frida Kahlo

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My students visit Mexico twice a year in October for “El Dia de los Muertos” and again in May for “Cinco de Mayo”.

So Lucky 🍀 of course they need their passports. (Which I created for them for my “Art around the World” unit.

In May students learn that Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867).  I explain that in Mexico 🇲🇽 it’s a minor holiday but in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.

In addition students make sombreros, Papel  picado, and learn about one of my favorite Artist Frida Kahlo and yes I dress up like her. My students love all my costumes and I love giving them life long experiences. I also give them information about Diego Rivera. Students create self-portraits inspired my Frida as well as a collaborative mural inspired by Diego. 👩🏽‍🎨❤️🇲🇽🎨

Tar Beach

Amazing Art Teacher

For Black History month in February I teach my students about the African American artist Faith Ringgold and her style of art, which was Quilting.  My favorite story to do is Tar Beach.  I have my students imagine that they can fly, and ask them to draw themselves flying over their favorite place with their favorite person.  they then write a story behind their picture around the frame.  We then add lots of fabric to frame their story and place them altogether to design our very own class quilt.  Here is a picture of my door.  I like to always motivate them with a door design theme.Tar Beach Door

Tar Beach Class Quilt

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Sharks of the Ocean

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Amazing Art Teacher Door
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Shark Door by: Amazing Art Teacher 
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💪🏽💪🏽Strength no Weakness 💪🏽💪🏽

One of my many door designs. I did this to motivate my students.  I showed them a inspirational video by Demarjay Smith  https://youtu.be/bniI8NUwoRU

This kid is awesome. Moral of the story is you have to work hard and never give up. Don’t put yourself down, always keep yourself up. As long as you keep that mindset you will succeed🙌🏽

You can either be the Shark 🦈 of the Ocean 🌊 or the fish 🐟 in the Sea.  We are Sharks! Strength No Weakness! 💪🏽

My students created their own sharks to go around the door. The funny thing is each shark resembled the student in a weird way. Lol😄

I Genuinely Love My Students ❤️

I ❤️ What I do. Not only an Art Teacher but a Role Model!👩🏽‍🎨🎨