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Mindfulness Meditation & Dream Art Journaling: Karrie Jackson, Visual Art Teacher

Mindfulness Meditation & Dream Art Journaling

High School, 3 hour Saturday Studio

Students were guided in mindfulness and self-compassion meditations as well as onsite beach meditations and drumming and visualization meditations. Students discussed dream symbolism and interpretation, and analyzed art and films based on dreams and imagination.. Students explored visualizations of meditations and dreams through mixed media in personal sketchbooks.

Student Succulent Garden

Guerrilla Gardening

High School, 3 hour Saturday Studio

Students explored guerrilla gardening culture. Students collaborated on garden designs and planted succulent garden.

Visual Art Curriculum Development Kindergarten through Fifth Grade

Kindness Wheels

Counseling Department-All School Project

Great Kindness Challenge

Students wrote how they give and receive kindness around cut out heart shape. Students used sharpie and watercolor on coffee filters.

Home & Healthy Choices

Conceptual Design

VAPA Visual Art Fifth Grade

Students added creativity to designs about home and healthy choices. Students focused on line and bold colors. They wrote artist statements about their artistic decisions. This lesson was inspired by a student illustrated book We Dream of A World.
 

Endangered Species

Aboriginal Art

Oil Pastels

VAPA Visual Art Fourth Grade

Students created artwork inspired by Aboriginal Xray Art from Australia. They chose an endangered species and made a silhouette for their design.

We Dream an Education

Printmaking and Collage

VAPA Visual Art Third Grade

Students use recycled newspaper as art, and created a design using a printing technique. They wrote about dreams in education. This lesson was inspired by a student illustrated book We Dream of A World.

Recycled Abstractions

Repurposing Artwork

VAPA Visual Art Second Grade

Using black and white text from magazine we recycled students created a background. They then used art tissue to create an image and liquid starch to stick it to the background.

Peace Collage

We Dream of a Peaceful World

VAPA Visual Art  First Grade

Students created artwork using torn paper.

They used a silhouette of their choice to represent peace in the world.

This lesson was inspired by the student written and illustrated book,  

We Dream of a World….

Cave Art

Lascaux Caves

VAPA Visual Art  Kindergarten

Students learned about Lascaux cave art.

They created their own cave art!

Visual Art Co-Teaching with Home Room Teachers

Various Projects

Discrete Arts and Arts Integration

National Core Standards

District Curriculum for the Arts

Ms. Jackson has co-developed Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Curriculum for the Coronado Unified School District grades K-5 based from the new National Core Standards. Ms. Jackson has worked with Counseling Departments at both the high school and elementary school level to develop projects that promote positive student culture.

Counseling Department- All School

Kindness Wheels Great Kindness Challenge Students wrote how they give and receive kindness around a cut out heart shape. Watercolor on coffee filters.