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I will be loading a bisque run tomorrow at 10:30 am if any of you would like to practice and see how to run the kiln. Some of the pieces you created at our clay workshop will be going in for the first fire.
I will unload and reload on Friday am right after pick-up if this works better for you.
Once the bisque (first) fire is complete, you can glaze your pieces and leave in the art room to be fired for the glaze fire (second fire).
Let me know if you can make it and which day.
Have a great night.
Hello Jessie Beck Staff & Art Instructors:
We had a great time at the Nevada Museum of Art Educator Series Wednesday night. It’s fun learning something new and sharing with others. Big shout out to Mrs. Fermoile and Katie who were our newbies at the event. So glad you made it.
Next month’s Educator Series is scheduled during fall break, Wednesday, October 3rd. I realize many or you may be out of town and we may have fewer attending. Having said that, we are planning for a HUGE turnout in November. This may be our “Bring two buddies” theme. And, yes Megan I would love to see us more attending than Westergard. 😊
I have attached my most current volunteer list so you can reach out to others in your class(es) or grade(s). Please send me any updates and corrections as you see them. Whitney Weed, Michelle Frederick and Megan Weber I have you listed as art volunteers but not your classroom(s). Please let you know and I will place you in the grid.
Instructors and staff please make sure you have made time or schedule a time to plan your art journey. This is key to a successful and enjoyable art experience.
As always, I am here to assist you. Just let me know.
Thank you for all you do to make a difference!
You are invited to explore the art room. Just a few minutes before your pick up your student(s) or after drop off can not only help you find your way around but spark many ideas for art instruction. Remember to incorporate the elements of art in your lesson plans whether through medium, method, movement or artist. These lessons will become layers giving your students powerful context for social and emotional learning.
Additional resources for articles, lesson plans and ideas:
www.artsonia.com Log on, register (as teacher) and explore ARTSONIA. Post your class artwork.
www.enasco.com/artsandcrafts/Incredible Art Department- www.incredibleart.org
Nasco – www.enasco.com (arts & crafts tab)
Blick Art Materials - www.dickblick.com/lessonplans
Saxs - www.saxsarts.com
United Art & Education – www.unitednow.com/category/779/projects.aspx
Kinder Art – www.kinderart.com
Pinterest – feel free to check out my “Collaborative Art” and “Art Education” boards for inspiration
Nevada Museum of Art Educator Series
Offered 10 times a year, held the first Wednesday of every month (excluding July & December). Includes a presentation, discussion and activity based on the Museum's collections and current exhibitions as they relate to the Nevada Academic Content Standards. A light reception follows.
Not only is this series FREE to our staff and art instructors, educators can acquire .5 teacher in-service credit for attending five (5) Educator Evenings and 1.0 credit for attending ten during August through July 31.
Must RSVP with Jacque at Jacque.firstname.lastname@example.org. This gives them contact information and head count. After that, you will be sent an electronic reminder with registration link.
Thank you again for all you do at Jessie Beck!
Special thanks go to our amazing PFA who make all of this possible through an annual art budget that pays for all our supplies, tools and materials. If you have questions, need assistance or just would like to discuss ideas, please let me know. I am here to assist and happy to help.