Miami University Art Museum - Education Internship
Throughout the Fall semester of 2015, I worked with Museum Educator Cynthia Collins to research Eugene Brown's sculpture A Tribe Named Miami, A Surveyor's Stake, A Town Named Oxford. My research was geared towards expanding the sculpture's object file, and developing a lesson plan aligned with the fourth grade Ohio history and art standards. The full lesson booklet will be available to teachers on the Miami University Art Museum website.
Collaborative Lesson with Visiting Artist Marius Valdes
Artist Marius Valdes visited Miami University in the Fall of 2015. I was able to meet with him several times in between his various meetings, and attend his lecture and show opening. We worked together to create a concept for a lesson based on his "No Context" cartoons, tied into fifth grade arts and english standards.
8th Grade Weaving
This weaving lesson was designed to teach practical skills, such as threading a needle, while allowing for creative expression and catering to the individual pace of each student.
K/1st Grade Gumball Machines
Students learned about Wayne Thiebaud and the primary colors, while demonstrating their abilities to follow directions, trace a circle, and color neatly.
5th/6th Illuminated Letters
Fifth and Sixth grade students learned about the Medieval process of illumination and book making. The classes discussed the meaning of "theme", both in art and literature, and students were tasked with designing an illuminated letter that focused on a clear theme.
7th Grade Animal Prints
7th grade students learned about the block printing process, and carved their own linoleum blocks! We focused on positive and negative space, and each student created an edition of five prints.
4th Grade Notan
Fourth graders learned about positive and negative space through the Japanese concept "Notan", which is the balance between light and dark.
7th Grade Object Transformations
Students learned about divergent thinking, and how it related to both art and their other core subjects. They learned to blend colored pencils, and morphed one object into another using both shape and color transitions.
2nd/3rd Matisse's Goldfish
Second and Third graders learned about the artwork of Henri Matisse. We created fish still-lives inspired by his artwork, using pattern and collage.
4th/5th Islamic Tile Prints
4th and 5th grade students learned about Islamic architecture and tile designs, and explored the printmaking process.
8th Grade Restaurant Designs
8th grade students experimented with architecture design and two-point perspective techniques to design their own restaurant. They began by writing a proposal, and carried out their design in a painting using watercolor pencils.