So many exciting things!

A lot is going on at Nebinger in the art world!

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We had a fantastic field trip to the PMA…My middle school studio art students…

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I really like this photo 🙂

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Lots of observational drawing and discussion on art

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Here is a list poem the students collaborated on with our guide, Rebecca:

Three Musicians – How are there 4 People?
violin
cold soulless eyes
a music book
a mask
instruments
patterns
audition
3 people
different shapes
a band
black
it looks like they love music
a desk
hat and glasses
all different colors
blue
stained glass
in the hallway
flute
performance
forest green
I see the light while they’re playing
Tiki guy
saxophone
a bright smile

This group of students will have work on display at the PMA in January, as they are part of the Delphi Art Partners.

In addition to that, I went to Fresh Artists today and was pleased to see one of our students art on permanent display in their outdoor space. 🙂 The art to the right is Nebinger work! 🙂

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Roy’s work, pictured above is also on display at the Comcast Building on Market Street. His classmate Robert also has a piece in that show! These kids get better art cred than me!

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It’s been a media filled year for me. 3 times, with an additional 4th slight reference as “the art teacher at Nebinger” in a New York Times article. (I’ll post the other media clips separately.) The image from above went viral for about a day and a half in Philadelphia and landed me an online article with Philly Magazine. http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/12/philly-public-schools-duct-tape-wiffle-ball/

Kind of a crazy awesome year how it all worked out, and I hope I can keep up the momentum next year and the years following. 

As for this summer, I’d like to focus on writing some blog posts. Maybe one every other day. Writing about the lessons I taught, reflecting on how the year went, and talking about where I want my art class to go. Maybe throw in some other hot topic relevant issues in art ed too. 🙂 It’s good to have summer goals! I’m also trying to learn some Spanish this summer. Studying at least 20 minutes a day. I’ll let y’all know how that goes.