Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Andy Warhol

The code for this module is: YHALE.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Color Schemes

Artists use color schemes for many different reasons. Sometimes artists can be identified just by the colors they use in their art. I have a fun challenge for you! Can you identify the characters below just by looking at their color schemes?  Leave your answers in the comments!

Get inspired here to find more color schemes! Choose one to use to make a piece of art and share it with me in an email.

Week 3 - Vincent van Gogh

The code for this module is  ZSONF.

Week 3

Today is the beginning of Week 3 Distance Learning. We are going to focus on artists this week and learning more about some of the more famous artists from our past. I will be posting one Nearpod module a day for you. Everything is submitted electronically so it's super easy. Please remember to use your first and last name when doing the module so I have record of your work.

Did you take the survey yet? If not, please take a minute to take it here.

Keep your eye out for additional fun art ideas and activities that I will post here just for fun. Hope you are all well, getting outside (with distance), and staying in touch with family, friends, and your teachers who miss you!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

AP Art, VC1, Visual Compers, High School Art, Yeah - you!

One of the biggest things I have heard this week from my teacher friends is how much we miss you all! There are still many of you I have not heard from at all and if you are currently enrolled in my AP Visual Composition 1 class then you need to be in touch!

This is a year long high school class and I want to make sure when we go back to school that you are not having to make up work you did not do in order to receive credit. We don't know the answers to all the questions about grading but learning is much more than grades. Please get in touch and let me know how I can assist you.

Required:  Please fill out the following survey:

Friday, March 27, 2020

Grow Your Sketchbook Practice

The longer we stay home the more it becomes important to keep our creative practice going. Using a sketchbook daily is a wonderful was to be creative, a good way to release some of your feelings, and a way to document our current situation.

Artist Karen Abend is offering a free online workship that will cover different ways to pump up your sketchbook and inspire you. This is an optional activity that I highly recommend for anyone reading it. Again - it's FREE. Find it here.


 The code for this lesson is: PECHY

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Puzzle Time!

It's time for another puzzle. I love doing these with you when we are apart from each other. Don't forget you can chat with each other in the bottom left corner while you are working on the puzzle. This is just for fun of course but the more the merrier. Found here.

Counselor News

Your school counselors are here to help you virtually during this difficult time. Check out their website for resources, activities, and weekly newsletters:


Don't forget to add your name in place of mine on the welcome page.
The code for this lesson is:JCHFG

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Don't forget our group puzzle!

Click here.

At Home Art Recipes

Here is a great resource if you want to explore making art with some every day objects that you may have at home.


Don't forget to add your name on the welcome screen. The code for this lesson is: LSAEP

Tuesday, March 24, 2020


Yesterday we started a new kind of art learning using Nearpod. Many of you have experienced Nearpod lessons before. I will add a new one each day this week, work on them on your own pace or complete one a day. It's up to you! In the end you will have a lot of knowledge about The Elements of Art! Make sure you put your name on the welcome page so I can give you credit for each module. The code for this lesson is: VFUTS

Monday, March 23, 2020

Reach out....

You can find me at Jennifer.Heyser@cobbk12.org or thecrayonlab@gmail.com
I am online daily from 9am - 12. Additionally, I have been hosting Zoom
meet ups.  Keep checking here for the next scheduled chat.

Let's Try Something New - Line

Use this code: LOMAE

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Weekend Puzzle

Here is this weekend's puzzle!

Friday, March 20, 2020

Friday - First Week

It's been a fun first week of distance learning in art. I have enjoyed sharing some at home activities with you and look forward to more interaction with you over the next few weeks. Today's updates:

  1. There is a live zoom meeting for all high school art students at 11:30 today. Click here to join.
  2. We are still working on yesterdays puzzle....it's a hard one. Found here.
  3. Several of you have already made your found object color wheel - keep them coming! I am thrilled to see such creativity.
  4. Need a creative boost today? Try these.
  5. If I have not heard from you.....be in touch! You can email me anytime or find me on Instagram @thecrayonlab   Miss you all lots!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Thursdays Puzzle

Join me for today's fun puzzle!

Found Object Color Wheel

Happy Thursday! Today I thought it would be fun if we made art without using any real art supplies. Make a color wheel with objects you have at home. Take a picture of it and post it to social media with the #thecrayonlab  and #foundobjectcolorwheel. You can also email it to me directly at thecrayonlab@gmail.com or my school email. I am looking forward to seeing some of the fun ones you can come up with.

These are some great examples I found on Instagram. Let's get creative!

Zoom Meeting for Visual Composition Students

It was so great to see some of you yesterday vis Zoom meeting! We are going to do another meet-up tomorrow to discuss upcoming expectations for students in VC1 and just a general meet-up.

Meet us here on Friday, March 20th at 11:30

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

New Puzzle

Can you guess the artist of this piece based on the context clues that are similar to his more famous work?  This woodblock print (hint, hint) is today's puzzle. Leave your answer in the comments of this post.   Play here!

There is a chat function in the lower left corner of the puzzle....say hi if you stop by to help me with my puzzle.

It's Wednesday!

Today is the day I want to hear from you Visual Compers!

Here is a recap of what is going on so far:

1) Monday I posted an Art Bingo that you should be working on daily. Please send me a pic of your completed work. You can email it to me or upload and share in Office 365.

2) Yesterday I posted a flipgrid for you to drop in and say hello on - thank you to the 3 of you that responded.

3) Today at 11:30 - noonish (we can go longer if need be....) we will have a zoom meet-up with a contest for who has the best bed head!

4) ANY OTHER ASSIGNMENTS you see posted are merely there to help engage your creativity and to grow your artistic practice.  I will be posting lots of fun "extra" art stuff so check in daily!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Meeting Tomorrow - 11:30 -Noon

Let's meet live tomorrow to catch up and see how everyone is doing. Tomorrow at 11:30- noon. Here. See you then!

Virtual Museum Tours

Hi Art Friends! 
While you are home you can still travel to someplace new. While you are there take on the role of an art buyer and make some choices! Use this handout to reflect on the museum you visit. You can print, fill out, and then send me a pic of your work (You will need to log-in to Office 365 to access the handout).

1.  A Walk Inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Touring the iconic New York City museum, this short 2 minute video is set to soft music and shows many famous works of art. Although the art pieces and artists are not labeled this video so great offers children a chance to quiz themselves. They can search in art reference books for the pictures they see in the video to confirm their guesses. Or they can select their favorite image and research it or the artist further.  

2. The Frick Museum in New York City

The Frick Museum in New York City is known for the collection of Old Master paintings.  The Frick’s virtual gallery tour not only shows images of various rooms but also allows viewers to click on items for an up close view and historical details.  All this while listening to a docent led tour.  It’s pretty awesome.  

3. Musee Du Louvre

Does it get any more iconic than the Louvre Museum.  The largest museum in the world, situated in Paris, France, has three virtual gallery tours.  You can visit their collection of Egyptian antiquites, the remains of the Louvre moat, or the recently restored Galerie d’ Apollon.  

4. In Our Time: The Museum of Modern Art

This hour-long episode of Great Museums explores the artwork found in New York City’s modern art museum. I love this video because it looks at how history chooses, remembers, and picks famous artists versus those who were popular in their own time. It also covers a lot of modern day artists and their works—something we don’t often find in our books.

5. Florence Italy: The Uffizi Gallery

This short 5 minute video follows Rick Steves as he tours this famous Italian gallery. He talks about some of the famous works of art on display there both by name and by artist with lots of close up videography so no details are lost.

6. Masterpieces from the National Gallery London

The National Gallery of London  houses the national collection of paintings in the Western European tradition from the thirteenth through the nineteenth centuries.  This museum offers a virtual tour of 18 rooms and the collections they hold.

7. Hermitage Museum

This short 12-minute video of the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia actually does not show many close up works of art, but the building and architecture itself is amazing to see.  

8. Musee D’Orsay

In this short 5-minute video, Rick Steves takes the viewer through this Parisian museum, highlighting works of art from the Idealists through the Realists and right to the Impressionist movement. There is abundant close detail of the actual brushstrokes of the Impressionist painters.

9. Van Gogh Museum

This concise, 4-minute recording tours the Amsterdam museum, highlighting as many as 30 or more works of art. Most of the artwork is labeled with the name and date in which it was painted too. It’s a comprehensive look at Van Gogh’s masterpieces.

10. The Dali Museum

This short, 5-minute video by Travel Through History examines the life of this master painter and explains a few pieces of work that are on display at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida.  

Van Gogh, Irises

Want to work on a collaborative digital puzzle? Join me if you'd like to help! Here!
There is a chat function in the lower left corner of the puzzle....say hi if you stop by to help me with my puzzle.

Monday, March 16, 2020

One Activity A Day

Exciting New Adventure!

New things are exciting sometimes and although I know learning on-line is different for most of you I think it provides us with a fun opportunity to explore new ways of learning and engaging our interests. That said, I will be posting many things here to engage you creatively while we are apart from each other.

Additionally, I will be available online daily from 10-12:30 am if you would like to ask me any questions, creatively collaborate, or just talk and catch up! Feel free to leave me messages on my blog posts too.