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Flipped classroom.

What is it? How can your class realize this? Several units to be discussed showing ways to implement this concept at any level & possible technologies. Flipped art lessons expand learning beyond your classroom allowing more time with students & enrichment.


A basic definition of flipped classrooms is that students learn concepts at night and do "homework" at school. Students advance at their own speed and get help before they
fall behind. Teachers can then aid the strugglers.


In the art room, students are usually already working on projects and "homework" 
in the classroom. I use this model to gain class time for more work time and less demonstration. When students can access demonstrations and teaching as they need
it, then the instruction is relevant and students retain and apply the knowledge as it pertains to their artwork.


A common mistake of first-time flippers is believing that technology is a silver bullet. 
The goal is not to bend education to the digital propensity of students, but to maximize student--teacher interaction. It is about using your class time better, not how you use technology. Flipping your classroom means that you will be rethinking how we teach based on how kids learn. 


Egyptian Headdresses

Drawing, pAINT

Students will create Egyptian portraits wearing royalty headdresses.


Egyptian King tut masks

paper mache, paint

Students will create King Tut or Cleopatra masks using paper mache.


Roman Colosseum

Drawing, Paint


Students replicate the Roman Colosseum and pick their own landscape background.

The Great Wave

Drawing, Paint


Students incorporate color value in their Great Wave seascapes by the Japanese artist Hokusai.

Mexican Catrina Dolls

Plaster wire sculptures


Students created Mexican catrina dolls in honor of  "Day Of The Dead".


gyotaku fish prints



Gyotaku is the traditional Japanese method of printing fish. Students replicated this art with their self-portraits wearing kimonos.

Skin Tone mixing



Mixing skin tone is hard for anyone. These tips help my middle schoolers examine color theory, skin tone, highlights and shadows found in the skin.




The Hamsa, is a popular symbol found throughout the Middle East. Students created their own peace symbol using metal tooling techniques.


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