1. Elementary

1st Grade: Jasper Johns influenced Names

I used this as a simple filler one day lesson with first graders. I introduced the artist Jasper Johns and showed the students some of his work. We talked about all the use of colors within and around the letters/numbers. Then each student folded their own paper into a grid (phew 1st graders struggle with […]


Bright Ideas Workshop 2014

In the Spring of 2014, I helped to head the NAEA sponsored event: Bright Ideas: Roots and Wings. Indiana University of Pennsylvania NAEA students collaborated with the IUP Museum to design a lesson/studio that focused around their current exhibition. This time, students (grades 3-5th) created an environment found in nature with mixed media based off […]


Leonardo Da Vinci Unit: Artist or Scientist?

      During my student teaching elementary placement, I designed and taught a 5 lesson Unit on Leonardo Da Vinci to 5th Grade students (whom I saw once a week). This lesson was unique because it encouraged students to bridge the gap between science and art. I am a firm believer in transitioning¬†STEM (Science […]


Salvation Army Summer Camp

During the summer of 2013, I was the Art Councilor for the Indiana PA Salvation Army Summer Camp. I taught art lessons that related to different famous artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Rousseau, Claude Monet, and Leonardo Da Vinci. In addition to that, I helped lead different groups and helped with transportation to major […]


Blue Bell Summer Camp

During my first summer in Philadelphia I was granted the best opportunity for a seasonal job. I was hired as the Art Camp Councilor at Blue Bell Camp where I taught 5-11 year olds. Although I was the youngest councilor there, I was still treated with great respect and had a lot of fun. I […]


3rd Grade Architecture Unit

I absolutely loved this Unit and I think it can be adapted to almost any grade level. I only wish I had more time with 3rd grade during my student teaching so we could have come up with more intricate houses. The unit is 4 (maybe 5) lessons long and introduces students to the idea […]


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