Thursday, October 8, 2020

Friday, May 29, 2020

Friday, May 22, 2020

Creating Drawings Using Zentagles (Grades 6-12)

Professor "T" Triada Samaras explains how to create "Zentangle" drawings.

Materials needed to make the project in this video:

A few sheets of plain white printer paper
A black marker or pen
A pencil (optional)




More Resources:

Some Zentangle Patterns

Artworks Sent in From Home! (Grades 9-12)

After watching Professor Samaras' video above and 
following more instructions on Google Classroom,
students from DBTA and School 21 sent in these zentangle drawings!

Art teachers Patty Kaminski (DBTA) and Katie Machere (Panther and Harp Academies) collaborated with WP Arts Integration PIR Triada Samaras for this lesson.
Below is work sent in from Panther Academy.




            

Straight Line Wonder by Mem Fox (All Ages)

Professor "T" Triada Samaras reads
Straight Line Wonder by Mem Fox pictures by Marc Rosenthal

                                                     https://youtu.be/n4g9URcRUMA

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Artworks Sent in From Home! (Grades 6-12)

Here are some new artworks sent in from home!


Above: Sent in by Jayden and Family, Don Bosco Technical Academy
"Family Tree" inspired by Gustav Klimt's Tree of Life



Above:  Gustav Klimt's Tree of Life



Above:  D.R., Senior, Harp Academy, Paterson
"Food Transformation Drawing"
"


Above:  L.G.. Freshman, Harp Academy, Paterson
"Food Transformation Drawing"



Above:  J.F., Junior, Panther Academy, Paterson

"Transformation Drawing"



Above:  A.P., Sophomore, Panther Academy, Paterson
"Food Transformation Drawing"


The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper (All Ages)

Professor "T" Triada Samaras reads:
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

and talks about being an artist.



Above: A pencil drawing of "Orbit" by Professor Samaras inspired 
by a photograph taken by her son Leopold.



Friday, May 8, 2020

Looking at Student Artwork and Creating Flipbooks (All Ages)

Professor "T" Triada Samaras looks at students' artworks from Paterson School 21 and demonstrates a new flipbook-making technique.

Materials needed to make the project in this video:

A few sheets of plain white printer paper
A scissors
Colored pencil and or markers

A stapler





Friday, May 1, 2020

Making Artwork Using Positive and Negative Space (All Ages K-12)

Professor "T" Triada Samaras shows how to create artworks using Positive and Negative Space

Materials needed to make the project in this video:

A few sheets of plain white printer paper
A scissors
Pencil and or markers
A cell phone camera




Above:  Postive/Negative Artworks sent in by Ms. Ford, Art Teacher, School 21

Above:  Positive/Negative Artwork 
(Sent in by Joel, School 21)
Above:  Positive/Negative Artwork 
(Sent in by Lia, School 21)

Ms. Ford created this site for her Paterson School 21 student artworks done from home: LINK





Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Long and Short of It by Cheryl Nathan and Lisa McCourt (All Ages)

Professor "T" Triada Samaras reads:
The Long and Short of It by Cheryl Nathan and Lisa McCourt illustrated by Cheryl Nathan



                                                 

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Art Dog by Thacher Hurd (All Ages)

Professor "T" Triada Samaras reads:
Art Dog by Thatcher Hurd



                                                    

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Creating a Home Planetarium (All Ages)

Professor "T" Triada Samaras shows how to create a home planetarium using at home art materials!

Materials needed to make the project in this video:

Toilet paper roll or 2-3 sheets of white printer paper
Tool to poke holes in the toilet paper roll or the paper
A cell phone flashlight






(Above:  Ms Machere, Panther and HARP Academies in Paterson  presents her idea for using toilet paper rolls and cell phone "flashlights" to create a "home planetarium" with the other art teachers)

Vocabulary Words

Resources:


NASA Science SpacePlace:  Explore Earth and Space!










































Above:  Home Planetarium Created with Tinkercad
(Sent in by WP K-12 Art Certification Candidate, David Myers)







































Above:  Home Planetarium Created with Paper and Markers
(Sent in by WP K-12 Art Certification Candidate, Nicole Paduano)






Monday, April 13, 2020

Talking to Faith Ringold Part 4 and Looking at Student Artworks from Home (All Ages)

Professor "T" Triada Samaras reads:
Talking to Faith Ringgold by Faith Ringgold, Linda Freeman, and Nancy Roucher.

(Part Four)
and discusses student artworks sent in from home.


See this PADLET LINK created by
School 21 Art Teacher Raquel Ford


(Above:  Art Teacher Raquel Ford)



Friday, April 10, 2020

Vincent's Colors Words and Pictures by Vincent van Gogh and Making a Flip Book (All Ages)

Professor "T" Triada Samaras reads:
Vincent's Colors Words and Pictures by Vincent van Gogh
and discusses creating a Flip Book (Part One).

Materials needed to make the project in this video:

2-3 sheets of white printer paper
Scissors
Stapler or glue stick or glue
Markers or pencils






Above: Some Art Vocabulary Words


Above:  Creating a Flip Book at home with simple materials


Above:  Creating a storyline for a flipbook
 uisng the rising and setting of the sun as a sample idea.






Thursday, April 9, 2020

Talking to Faith Ringgold Part Three (Third Grade and Up)

Professor "T" Triada Samaras reads:
Talking to Faith Ringgold by Faith Ringgold, Linda Freeman and Nancy Roucher.
(Part Three)




Faith Ringgold was born Faith Will Jones on 
October 8, 1930, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City.



Narrative Quilt, 1983



Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Making Colored Paper for Collage at Home (All Ages)

Professor "T" Triada Samaras talks about how to make colorful sheets of paper at home to use at another time for a collage.

Materials needed to make the project in this video:

2-3 sheets of white printer paper

Markers or homemade paint (See LINK)
Brushes or sponges



From Tinkerlab




Tuesday, April 7, 2020

A Hole is to Dig by Ruth Kraus Pictures bt Maurice Sendak (For All Ages)

Professor "T" Triada Samaras reads:
A Hole is to Dig by Ruth Kraus, Pictures by Maurice Sendak





and talks about the Elements of Art LINK

Line
Shape
Form 
Space
Color
Texture

Did she miss one?

Write to her!

Monday, April 6, 2020

Talking to Faith Ringgold Part Two (Third Grade and Up)

Professor "T" Triada Samaras reads:
Talking to Faith Ringgold by Faith Ringgold, Linda Freeman and Nancy Roucher.
(Part Two)




Faith Ringgold was born Faith Will Jones on 
October 8, 1930, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City.


Saturday, April 4, 2020

Writing and Illustrating an Accordion Book

Professor "T" Triada Samaras explains how to write and illustrate a simple accordion book inspired by Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson.

Materials needed to make the project in this video:

2-3 sheets of white printer paper
Markers or pencils



(Professor "T"s pet turtle "Speckles")

Friday, April 3, 2020

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Talking to Faith Ringgold Part One (Third Grade and Up)

Professor "T" Triada Samaras reads:
Talking to Faith Ringgold by Faith Ringgold, Linda Freeman and Nancy Roucher.







Faith Ringgold was born Faith Will Jones on 
October 8, 1930in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Making a "New Vocabulary" Book (All Ages)

Professor "T" Triada Samaras explains how to create a new voabulary book with illustrations and text inspired by "Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book" by Muriel Feelings pictures by Tom Feelings.

Materials needed to make the project in this video:

2-3 sheets of white printer paper
Markers
Scissors
Stapler

In Professor "T's" new words book, a "swole" is a sweater with a hole.
To make this book out of one sheet of paper see:



Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020

Making Spiders and a Puppet Theater (All Ages)

Professor "T" Samaras demonstrates creating 3-D spiders and a simple puppet theater inspired by "Anansi the Spider" by Gerald McDermott.

Materials needed to make the project in this video:

A few sheets of toilet paper or tissue paper
A rubber band
Markers
An recycled box



LINK for the White Spider used in the video.

Artworks Done at Home


Sent in from Janea Panther Academy

Friday, March 27, 2020

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Jacqueline Veuve: 25 Years of Cinema (Grades 6-12)


Professor "T" Triada Samaras reads:
Jacqueline Veuve / 25 Years of Cinema











(Professor "T" Triada Samaras in the film:
"The Artist's Salary/La Salaire de 'lArtiste"
A Documentary Film by Laurent and Jacqueline Veuve