Beginning of 2015-2016 School Year Update AND Art Room Wish List

The new school year is upon us, and I have been hard at work this summer with organizing, compiling, purging, and reworking the curriculum.  My students this year will be experiencing a shift in art education, in that they will have more choice in the art room.  We will be easing into this shift through assignments with themes and eventually opening centers where students have to choose what media they will work with, creating a project of their choice over a span of a few weeks.  There will continue to be strong expectations in clean-up, classroom procedures, art history, and self and group reflection.  I will be sharing items on this blog, as well as on my classroom Instagram feed @hayesartroom.

choice cabinet

I wanted to let everyone know that with more choice means a greater variety of materials being needed at all times.  I have included a list of items I am always needing and wanting for the art room.  Please know that this list is just a starting point, there will definitely be items that would be of value to the art room that are not listed.  If you are unsure of items, send them along, or feel free to comment below or contact me directly at school.

Art Room Wish List

  • Cereal boxes (any other type of thin cardboard)
  • Heavy cardboard boxes of different sizes
  • Wood scraps
  • Old kitchen wares (spatulas, tongs, droppers, containers)
  • New sponges
  • School appropriate magazines
  • Wallpaper books
  • Fabric
  • Scrapbooking paper
  • Paper plates
  • Foil
  • Newspaper
  • String
  • Yarn
  • Embroidery floss
  • Twine
  • Ribbon
  • Mesh produce bags
  • Plastic bags of varying sizes
  • Bubble wrap
  • Clean Styrofoam
  • Clean small plastic containers
  • Plastic containers of any size with lids
  • CDs (these will be turned into etchings)
  • Egg cartons
  • Pop tabs
  • Cardboard tubes
  • Rubber bands
  • Beads
  • Buttons
  • Any and all drawing, painting, and sculpting materials
  • Paint brushes of any size
  • Clean plastic lids (such as milk cartons, juice containers, and other plastic twist off and pop off lids)
  • Small toys, empty spools of thread, marbles, shells, any items that could be considered found objects that could be glued to surfaces for sculptures
  • Items NOT accepted:
  • Nothing that has contained PEANUT OR NUT ITEMS!
  • NO glass.

Thank you for your involvement and commitment to the art room!

~Mrs. Hayes

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