Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spring art!

Here are some things my students have been working in this spring!

Exploding dots hanging from the ceiling-idea from Pinterest - can't locate the original- group collaboration
The great wave off Kanagawa- Hokusai - reproductions grade 4
Matisse inspired fish bowls- kindergarten 
Collagraph prints by grade 3-idea courtesy of mrs. Knights smartest artists
American gothic parody- grade 5




Seahorse collage- kindergarten 
Cityscapes- grade 2

George Rodrique style blue dogs-grade 2
Neon weavings- grade 1

Friday, November 21, 2014

Chihuly inspired winter chandeliers

I decided to do something new for my hanging art winter display - so we looked at Dale Chihuly's art and went from there. Many of the students had seen a Chihuly sculpture out and about before, there are a few displays in St. Louis. We painted paper towel rolls white (or 2 toilet paper rolls taped together), and a grouping of 6 spirals glued together- each chandelier used 6-7 groups of spirals. 




Wednesday, November 19, 2014

November projects



Hi all! Here are some projects up and around the hallways these days. 
Kandinsky trees using printmaking & overlapping. First grade project working on cutting gluing & tracing tree template.
Paul Klee 'castle & sun' third grade project using oil pastels, color schemes and watercolor resist.
Kindergarten gum ball machines looking at Wayne Theibauds ' three machines' - students practices cutting skills, placement & filling the area.
Sunrise fall trees- by grade 4. Students worked on tints & brush control. I saw a painting similar on Pinterest so I modified it for elementary.
City skylines but grade 4. This project was the follow up from mixing tints in the sunrise to making shades in a sunset. The kids really enjoyed the control to mix their own shades.

A little bonus activity for students who finished early! I found this how to draw page at ' art projects for kids' thanks! We also watched a short clip in the importance of Thanksgiving and took a virtual tour of the Mayflower. 
By grade 3

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Finished projects on the wall


I just wanted to share some of the student work up around the hall. I always think it looks better on display!
Victorian architecture- grade 5

Klimt trees with hidden symbols- grade 4
Secondary color mixed funny face pumpkins- grade 1
Mr. E's Corn-din sky style corn- great idea- thank you!
Modified batik method pumpkins with shallow relief- grade 3

Monday, October 20, 2014

Spider web follow up~

I was pretty happy with the web results from second grade! Here are how a few turned out-

Friday, October 3, 2014

October projects

Fall is my ultimate fave! Here are a few projects I'm doing right now with some if my classes.  





Third grade are doing a modified batik style pumpkin with light & dark orange-plus it's a shallow relief (glued on top if packing peanuts.


Fifth grade is drawing an elevation in Victorian style architecture-with some spooky additions if they'd like


Second grade resist web resist with color wheel pattern-and the little 3D spiders makes this another shallow relief.


Classic 3D pumpkin is the bonus project for the students who finish a little early. Toliet paper rolls worked well on this