Micro Labs in the Secondary Art Room

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Introduction

Introduction 0:57

Getting Started with Micro Labs

Micro Lab Basics 2:20

Ideas for Drawing Micro Labs

Extraordinary Blind Contour Portraits 17:49

Sliced to the Bone Project 4:35

Ideas for Design Micro Labs

Doing It Old School Example 5:21

I Can See Straight Through You Example 4:37

Ideas for Painting Micro Labs

Scales Revisted Process 5:04

Turning Lemons Into Lemonade Example 6:12

Other Media Micro Labs

Transferred and Transformed Process 5:23

Coloring Sheets Made Creative 5:09

Wrapping Up the Micro Lab Process

Troubleshooting Microlabs 4:50

Conclusion

Conclusion 0:17

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Micro Labs in the Secondary Art Room

4 PD Hours

  • 1 Learn about micro labs and how to best implement them into any secondary curriculum.

  • 2 Discover how to prep students for success with micro labs and masterworks.

  • 3 Explore how to revamp and revise through student experimentation for future lab ideas.

Preparing students before a “big” project is critical in the success of their work. Using a system of “micro labs” can be a fun and engaging way to practice technique and learn new processes, all while creating exhibition-worthy examples.  In this Learning Pack, we will look at drawing, painting, and mixed media labs, discuss best practices, and get you thinking about new ways you can begin to create these labs with your middle school and high school students.


Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
Engagement
3.1 Effectively paces lessons to facilitate student learning
3.2 Communicates effectively with students

Differentiation
3.10 Considers multiple intelligences when planning instruction 
3.11 Considers students’ background knowledge and ability levels when planning instruction  


Connected National Visual Arts Standards
Anchor Standard #1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2. Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.

Nicole Brisco

Nicole Brisco

High School Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator

Nicole Brisco has been a visual arts educator in Texas for over 20 years.  Her background in portfolio and curriculum development has afforded her the opportunity to work with educators across the country enhancing art practices.  She was named the Texas Secondary Art Teacher of the Year, the Texas Humanities Educator of the Year, and the National Secondary Art Educator of the Year.  She is a practicing artist, and has served on state and national boards.  She has a passion for art educators and the impact it has on students.  

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https://theartofeducation.edu/content/uploads/2018/12/40.2WhyMicrolabs-1.pdf
https://theartofeducation.edu/content/uploads/2018/12/40.2ContourLines.pdf
https://theartofeducation.edu/content/uploads/2018/12/40.2ElementsAndPrinciples.pdf
https://theartofeducation.edu/content/uploads/2018/12/40.2ContemporaryElements.pdf
https://theartofeducation.edu/content/uploads/2018/12/40.2TypesOfComposition.pdf
https://theartofeducation.edu/content/uploads/2018/11/40.2PartsOfComposition.pdf
https://theartofeducation.edu/content/uploads/2018/12/40.2-Color-Intensity-Scales.pdf
https://theartofeducation.edu/content/uploads/2018/08/ColorWheelAdvanced.pdf

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