While I enjoyed just about every workshop, I don't necessarily believe that all of them would work as a lesson for my students. Which I plan to explain.
The workshop was taught by Michelle Varley-Crosby, she supplied directions, paper, felt, thread, needles, buttons and scraps. Everything was available to make an Ugly Doll. Michelle even had a sheet of Dojo characters to inspire us. Class Dojo is an app that tracks student behavior. Students create their own avatar, so if they want, they can actually use that to make their doll.
Anyway I was so involved in making my doll I don't have many photos.
Crayon Mosaics was a blast. I am just so excited to find a way to use up all the old crayons. It was taught by Steven Miller. Below are some of his student examples. Steven uses old records he finds in thrift shops as the base for the design. And he gets them really cheap when he mentions he's an art teacher. Steven supplied us with records, crayons and glue to do this project.
You can actually draw on the record to help you with your design and then you glue on crayons.
I had a lot of fun doing this Cotton Yarn Sculpture, but this is one I wouldn't do with students unless I had a small group and lots of time. Or I could figure out a way to it as a collaborative lesson or in smaller chucks. This workshop was taught by Aliana Ochoa, a very lovely soft spoken woman who hasn't been teaching for very long. Kudos to her for sharing with us so early in her career!
I didn't finish in the 2 hours and took mine home. I had to make sure to finish it before the balloon shrank too much. This reminded me of the Easter eggs with crochet string from years ago. So I could change it out for my students if we use oval balloons.
I have more to share in future posts. Hope you enjoyed what I have shared so far. I would love to know what you plan to bring back to your students from your state conference!
Thanks for reading!