Art

Go Out and Get Creative: An Art Tutorial with Host, Jon Van Zyle

Jon Van Zyle, Official Artist for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, shares a tutorial for your students to encourage your students to have fun and create their own masterpieces! In this first in our series of art tutorials, you’ll meet Jon Van Zyle, an artist who lives in Alaska.  As the Official Artist for …

Iditarod Landscape and Jon Van Zyle

Congratulations to the artists at Gastineau Community School and Auke Bay Elementary! Thanks for sharing your artwork with classrooms around the world. These students, teachers, and Iditarod’s Education Department challenges other classrooms to complete this lesson and send art work for inclusion in this online art show entitled:  Iditarod Landscapes and Jon Van Zyle Lesson:  Iditarod …

Art Project: Iditarod Traveling Quilt – The Virtual Quilt

Join us for a Virtual Adventure!  Design a Quilt Square.  Submit your quilt square via Internet and be a part of a quilt that wraps planet earth — Idita Style!  Design and create your own quilt square(s).  Take a digital image of the quilt square.  Send it to us and we’ll add it to the …

Yupik Art Project

Yupik Art Project for Classrooms! Educational Journalist, Joy Davis, of Indiana engaged her students in an art project involving Yupik heritage.  Her basic skills class sponsors Mike Williams, Jr. who is a Yupik Eskimo.  To learn more about the culture the class did some reading and research.  Please refer to the follow site for more …

Iditarod Logo Cross Stitch Project

In an ‘Iditarod’ classroom, students are always busy on a variety of projects throughout the year. Classroom teacher,  Diane Pollock, integrates Iditarod and sled dogs into her curriculum in many ways.  In past years, Diane worked with another teacher, Mary Owsley, (FACE) on a project that resulted in students creating book markers with the ‘I …

Art: Create a Design: Iditarod Patch: A Project to Remember

By Sally Simon  It all started with a patch. The patch was Cathy Walter’s Target® Iditarod 2009 Teacher on the Trail™ patch.  It was sitting on my desk at school after I returned from the Winter Teacher’s Conference in Anchorage.   A second grade student saw it and asked about it.  I explained the tradition started …

Iditarod Art Exhibit

Join us for an Iditarod Art Exhibit! Create an art project.  Take digital images of the project and email the image. The art work will be a part of our Virtual Art Show! Get out your sketch pad, your markers, paint, crayons, or chalk. Sculpt, create, build, and design.  It’s time for you to get …

Build a Better Sled: Saran Wrap Sculptures

These are the sculpture that my Art Foundations students created. The sculpture was created using some Saran Wrap and Scotch Plastic Packing Tape.  Extra support was added with the help of plastic drinking straws and  aluminum wire, the dogs eyes are blue glass beads and the gangline was made with strings of Christmas tree lights …