where did my art books go?

Despite the fact that I have stopped lending out books from the art room, they have continued to disappear.  That's just sad! :(

I have started an Amazon "Wish List" of books for the art room that has books we could use for the art room and some books that have previously disappeared from the art room.  Feeling generous?  Buy Sandburg Art a book or two! Here's our list:
Sandburg Art Books Wish List

The two latest books to disappear from the art room are:

You Can Draw Marvel Characters
By Dan Jurgens (edit 2/1/10: returned!)

Facial Expressions Babies to Teens: A Visual Reference 
By Mark Simon


7th Grade Extra Credit Art Contest

The Guidance department hosts a Career Day/Career Fair for 7th grade students each year.  This year, there is a contest to design the cover for the Career Day program.  Current 7th grade art students can earn extra credit by entering the contest and submitting designs to Mrs. Leban (who will then submit them to Mrs. Lambert-Haak).


District Faculty Art Show

...With photos courtesy of Mr. Leban.  (Thanks!)

Photos of my drawings from the show.

Artwork by York High School Teachers.

A cool shot from the ground up (you can see my pieces on the left).

That's me, blurry, talking to Mary Lou Stewart - she's the head of the art department at Elmhurst College.

Hey, someone's looking at my artwork!

This is the Accelerator machine, what the building and gallery are named after.  It's really cool "Flash Gordon" space age design.

Me talking to Ms. Pancratz, Mrs. Nall, and Ms. Cruger at the show.

Mmmm... food!

My work was hanging next to the work of Mr. Rich Edgley, a York High School art teacher.

The show was really fun to do, because many of us spend so much time with our "art teacher" hat on, it's nice to get to be just "artist" sometimes.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by the opening last night!  It's great to see support from the community and our colleagues!


Art Therapy

Yesterday, Mrs. Gregory (mom of Nick, a 7th grader) came in to talk to the class about her work as a student of art therapy.  She described to us what being an art therapist is all about, and how it can help others.  She even shared some cool stories about how art had helped people overcome difficult traumas.

After learning about what art therapy is, we tried some art therapy techniques in the classroom.  We learned about Mandalas and how they can help relieve stress by making us feel relaxed and centered.  We colored Mandalas in class and learned about the Mandala Project website.

This was a really fun visit.  Thanks Mrs. Gregory!

K-12 District-Wide Faculty Exhibition!

Please come to our show!  There is a reception on January 12th (next Tuesday) from 4:30 to 6:30 at the Accelerator ArtSpace Gallery - refreshments will be served!  For more info and/or directions to the gallery, please visit the Elmhurst College website.
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