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Artful Teaching

Mrs. Schellenberg & Young Artists

If you'd like to donate to our Visual  Art Education Program. please contact Edison Bethune Charter Academy, Fine Arts Program Fresno, California (559) 457-2530

Ralph Waldo Emerson's  Poem:             Success-     to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know  even one life breathed easier because of you.

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Thank you AT&T

We used the wiring for our artful galimotos

Duncan Ceramics, Thank you! With your help and friends of the Fresno Art Museum 's  support, every child created a tie-dyed T Shirt. You made our world brighter!

Fresno County Office of Education, WE THANK You for the opportunity to create with clay!

Thank you Mr. Bullwinkle and Fresno County Office of Education for awarding us with a grant to purchase a kiln and clay supplies. We are so happy and grateful!

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http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/aconite/conchylomania.html
This link will take you to this painting where you can learn more about the history of collecting shells. 

I was just asked by one of my EBCA young artists what is a sea shell? Good question! Seashell or sea shell, also known simply as a shell, is a hard, protective outer layer created by an animal thatlives in the sea. The term seashell usually refers to the exoskeleton
of an invertebratem(an animal without a backbone). The shell is part of the body of the animal.Empty seashells are often found washed up on beaches by beachcombers. The shells are empty because the animal has died and the soft parts have been eaten by another animal or have rotted out.

 

Bailey Matthews Shell Museum: A great eductional site complete with kids interactive pages



 

Date:__________        Subject:  Sea Shell
Look at a seashell.  What basic shapes and lines do you see?What direction are the lines  going in? Notice the lightest part of the shell and the darkest.  Now using your pencil slowly, slowly, slowly draw what you see. Describe your work. What elements or principles did you use in creating your sketch?

 

Line

Shape

Form

Color

Value

Space

Texture

Pattern

Rhythm

Balance

Proportion

Perspective

Emphasis

Today's sketch a mermaid from cartooncritters.com

 

 

 

 





Today’s Art Lesson:

 

 

The Beauty of the All Around

 

 


“History= His Story” 

 

 

What’s the story you’re creating? 

 

 

    A little girl at age 9 wanted to be a mermaid.  Look at how she grew up. She used her imagination to make a difference in this world and to open our eyes to the beauty of “all around.”  Her name is Hannah and her mom made her a fish tail out of a pillow case one summer. She has grown up now and has worked really hard at free diving and swimming. She has also made herself a bit better tail. She is now an activist who protects the sea. She made this video to inspire you. This is what I am talking about kids; live the art-full life and do your part to make this world beautiful "all around!"






 


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