Thursday, April 04, 2019

Three Fish

I added another fish to my illustration.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Cover Design: Process


Here is a design for my book cover or at least some merch...

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Anyone Want a Crabfest Button?

My goal is to work on more designs for the rest of the year. I love graphic design!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

HyperDocs: Currated Research for Students

A HyperDoc contains multimedia resources based around a topic curated by teachers to maximize students' learning and curiosity by providing multimodal learning opportunities (real-world examples, visuals, videos, text, and auditory resources.)

HyperDocs made by me a couple of years ago:

Feel free to give me feedback about what would be better or what I'm missing.

Here is the presentation on Interactive Digital Menus by Jenn Martin that I went to at the NAEA Conference this year. (So good!)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

NAEA Convention Artwork: Boston 2019

These are all things I did in Boston last week: so many ideas!

Paper burlap (from Roylco) with acrylic paint and stitching

Soft sculpture made of canvas (print of Customs tower--Boston) (Blick lesson plan)

Symbolic Self-Portrait

Silhouette portrait of Toni Morrison by Robert McCurdy

This portrait was drawn with triangles 

Found descriptions on a book page

Embroidery for Fahrenheit 451

Monday, December 10, 2018

Storytelling and Bookmaking

We are partnering with the Morgan Library this year to create illuminated manuscripts with gold leaf and hand mixed paints. Here is my planning process. This is based on a story I have been brainstorming for years: I Hate Birds.
Three notecards with beginning, middle, and end of the narrative.

 Narrative sketch *cutting out inessential words and ideas

Title Page

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Student Painting Number Five




Medium: Acrylic paint on canvas
Title: Alexis
Date: November 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018

Palimpsest Drawing

In our throw-away and digital society, the concept and necessity of using Palimpsests are outdated and antiquated ones.



In art, you can get an interesting visual look by writing over and over on a piece of paper and then creating a realistic or non-objective scene that represents the words. I had students choose an overarching theme and then a word and a quotation that goes with that idea. Students free-wrote about their theme, gessoed over the words, then wrote the word and quote, and finally created an image over all those previous layers.


Song lyrics: Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Student Painting Number Four

Medium: Acrylic paint on canvas
Title: Patricia
Date: June 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018

Art and Social Justice Issues

Who is America for?

Drawing in my sketchbook

Gridded photocopy

Enlargement with Text and Colored Pencils

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Fan Art

Kate and Rana

Ibtihaj Muhammad (not finished)

Sara Ramirez with a quotation from Grey's Anatomy.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Week

NAHS students made teacher appreciation posters for all of my colleagues. I made a few as examples.



Thursday, April 19, 2018

Embroidery: Drawing with Thread

I like to work on these when I travel, so these were all made or started around the NAEA Convention in Seattle.
Your Eyelids are Getting Heavy (10-inch hoop)

Viking (7-inch hoop)

Cloudburst Brewing Logo (I will work for beer!) (7-inch hoop)

Process picture

Sara Ramirez Embroidery with Snow Patrol lyrics (10-inch hoop)


Monday, March 12, 2018

Embroidery as Drawing

 I started with a photo I took at the Bronx Zoo two summers ago. 
 

I sketched it in my sketchbook in pencil and then drew over my lines with a black marker.

I traced my marker drawing onto muslin with a pencil.




It was really fun to do and I like how it turned out.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Adobe Spark Learning Journal: Comics in the Classroom

Learning Journal
I'm taking a comics class right now through the Adobe Education Exchange. Click here to find some fun free online classes from Adobe.