LCCC Art for Educators Class


I left this post up to illustrate how I taught a class and used blogger.  I currently use a wordpress site to track and post info for art classes.  I like blogger better(more ability to customize/alter html), but I thought I'd better learn to use wordpress. 

   It's time for final presentations!

Everybody has picked out a time, so let's begin!

If you look at the checklist for lesson plans it is pretty much the same sort of thing: age and/or ability level, quoted ODE objective, time line, delineated procedure, project, materials needed, and some sort of ending assessment/test to tell how well the students learned your stated objective. If you e-mail me your paper I will grade it ahead of time and tell you what to fix, if necessary.  There is no reason not to get a good grade!


1. You have to stand in front and present it to the class.

2. It should be something you are excited about and a project that can excite others.

3.  The lesson plan/presentation should take at least 15 minutes and not go over 1/2 hour. 

Call me or e-mail me if you need any help.


We are continuing the jewelry through the 7th.  Make sure you finish your etching and get all the projects done and set aside for notebook.  The next class we start weaving, you'll need string, cardboard, and some yarn.  Let me know if you need any thing.

Mr. R looks to be adding texture to a copper ring.

I'm not sure, but I think Ms. Heidi made this.

Again, not sure but I think Ms. Heidi.

A shot of  finishing up the painting of paper mache items.

November 1st and 3rd

   We will be doing beading, jewelry, finishing up some ceramics, and the next lesson plan needs to be turned in. I Think Ms. L is doing a book presentation also. If you need any help, call or e-mail me! If you have misplaced any handouts concerning the criteria for lesson or book presentation, just click through.


For Monday, October24th and onto the 26th

    We will be doing some polymer clay(it's a colored clay) construction.  Beads, jewelry, and some other small stuff.  You need to go to Pat Catan's, Michael's or maybe Joann's to get Fimo or some Sculpey. Pick some colors you want to work with.  If you go to, or and type in "Fimo" or "Sculpey" you should be able to get an idea as to what kinds of things you can make.  You could also just do and internet search and come up with quite a bit under the terms, "polymer clay projects, fimo projects, or Sculpey projects"
    Heidi Says she has a book report for us also.   

 It looks like everybody is doing repeated designs.

For Wednesday, October 19th

We are finishing up stuff in general(printmaking, books, clay glazing, etc.) and starting with stencils.  Bring paper, cardstock, x-acto knife, some images you'd like to make stencils about/with.

Maybe a book report from.....

A few people are late with lesson plans, as mentioned in the syllabus:

"All work to be completed per instructors' due dates announced throughout the class.  Late work will have 5 points deducted from the grade.  Any work more than 3 days late will not be accepted for a grade."

Finish up printmaking on October 17th.  Cardboard, sponges, leaves, flowers.  You should have finished the two books, the calligraphy, be working of printmaking, and glazing ceramic items.


 September 27

Below is the link for information pertaining to the upcoming lesson plan due on October 17th and the book project/presentation.



If you need any help, suggestions or would like me to pre-grade it before you turn it in. Call me at 440.749.7867 or 

Paper mache is this coming Monday(September 12th).  A lesson plan is also due.  If you need help, feel free to e-mail me at

You need to bring: a small bucket, some wallpaper paste(or a bunch of elmers glue or wheat paste), a bowl to use for a mold, some newspaper, masking tape, and gloves and apron(if your afraid of getting too messy).


   Below are some hopefully helpful links for understanding what the state of Ohio wants to be taught in each grade level.  Call me or e-mail me if you need help making a lesson plan.  You need to:

1. Pick an age or ability level.
2. Pick something specific to teach that ODE says is appropriate at    
    that age. Quote the actual benchmark/objective you will be teaching
3. Estimate the time needed and materials necessary to be on hand.
4. Tell the procedure of how you will teach the lesson.  You can
     write it in paragraph form or do it step by step.
5. Tell how you will evaluate the lesson and your students learning
     of the lesson.

One thing you can do is just look at the content standards for various grade levels:

ODE Content Standards


ODE also has a small booklet that you can print out that is intended to give parent an overview of all things to be covered in every particular grade.  I think it's called:

Standards For Families


The next link takes you to practice tests for various grades.  If you look at the questions being asked they can give you and idea as to what ODE is thinking about:

Practice Tests


The next link is is to released test materials, by that ODE means tests they've used in the past.  I think it's just called:

Released Test Materials


You should also look at and familiarize yourself with the ODE website. It has a lot of resources and important information  for you as a teacher.

If you have misplaced your syllabus just click the funny letters below:

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