Art With Mrs. Castrigano *** Southeast Middle School
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Warm and Cool Instruments
This project is great to integrate the arts. Herrera is an art school, so many of the students who are in art are also in band or orchestra. I encourage student to draw thier own instruments that they actually play. We start by drawing the instrument in pencil first. They are asked to make the instrument BIG and asked to draw it off the page to create more interest. Next they outline it with black crayon. Next, students use a white crayon and draw lines and designs around paper. Next, they use sheet music and a glue stick to glue it to the artwork, making sure to glue all the edges well so it does not curl up when painted. The last step to this project is to paint the artwork using warm and cool colors. They can chose to paint thier instruments cool or warm but the background has to be opposite.
I am currently in my 7th year of teaching!! I teach art to 6th, 7th and 8th graders at Southeast Middle School. I have taught for 5 years in the Phoenix Elementary School District. I absolutely love teaching art and cannot imagine doing anything else! I enjoy painting in my free time and my artwork has been on display in restaurants and galleries in the Phoenix and Cleveland areas.
I attended Kent State University in Ohio. I majored in Art Education and received two minors in fine art and education. I graduated from High School in Ohio also, and was selected to participate in a professionally oriented Art Program. It was this program and the wonderful teachers that taught it that inspired me to become an Art Teacher.