My name is Steve Blais and I have been an Art Teacher at Draper Middle School for 8 years, now entering my 9th. I have taught grades 6th-8th, B.O.C.E.S Art Classes, FSI Skills Art and Computer Literacy. In our art curriculum here at DMS I have covered a variety of Units including: Linear Perspective, (1,2& 3 Point), Life Drawing (still-life, value, drawing from observation), Watercolor Painting, Color Theory (mixing, application, color wheel etc), various sculpture lessons (using clay, cardboard, wire), seasonal themes. On the computer side of my instruction I have taught, Microsoft Office Suite (’03 & ’07), Google Sketchup, Paint.Net, SlideRocket, Prezi, Animoto, Mixbook , Fotoflexer, Picnik and many more.
I also have created many digital ways for students and parents to connect to the classroom, from this blog, Youtube, Twitter, Itunes Podcast . I feel that putting lessons and ideas where kids are, the internet, Ipod’s etc I can better connect to students and help create a highly active and engaged classroom environment. I look forward to communicating with parents, colleagues and students alike. Lets work together to get these creative juices flowing.