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.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Friday, October 3, 2014
Fall is my ultimate fave! Here are a few projects I'm doing right now with some if my classes.
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
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
3rd- folk art landscape
2nd- patterned owl
Thursday, August 21, 2014
FINALLY! After a little blog vaca, I'm back! I can finally upload photos with my phone, rather than remembering to bring my camera to school-which always seemed to be the problem. So expect more posts coming soon!
BTW- This picture is of my mother (left) and myself at 'Painting with Twist'-a popular hangout among artsy peeps!
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Here we are again, he beginning of a new school year. We are back and going strong here in the art room. I already have students finished with their first art project...so the questions begin "What do I do, I'm done?" Oh yes, no what!? I am so tired of dishing out 'free draw,' model clay, drawing book stations...ect. So I am now planning to do a group project/collaborative art for early finishers. The first one of the year were these lovely free falling leaves. I had plenty of leaves mod podged through the years and templates made-so student were to trace, cut and create a leaf as real as possible. They used watercolor as a final touch of color. I hung the little mobiles but 1/2 a toilet paper roll and filled it by stringing on leaves. WAY better that wasting free draw paper! Plus- we work with warm colors, cutting, observations of leaf veins and a little watercolor practice. I plan on doing many more of these types of things for my early finishers!!
Friday, May 24, 2013
|Collaborative art-Ideas from Pinterest|
|Group Project- 5th Grade|
|Pirates by 2nd Grade|
|2nd Grade Standing Pirates- Toliet Paper Roll taped to the back for a 3-d effect|
|2nd Grade Standing Pirates|
|2nd Grade Parrots|
|2nd Grade Rainbow Parrots-End of the year Project|
|Last project for 1st grade|
|Flamingos-Last project by 1st grade: Idea- "365 Things to make and do" By Fiona Watt|
|Icecream soda Prints-Idea from: '365 Things to make and do' By Fiona Watt|
|Ice cream soda Prints-K|
|Icecream Soda Prints by Kindergarten|
|Classroom at the end of the year|
This is it! The last day of school is here! I've had a hard time logging on to my Blog from school and home-so it's taken me a while to get a post up. Above are some of the group projects from the end of the year as well as some K, 1 & 2 last projects. It's all done, time to pack up & head out!! Thanks for a great year and I'll see you soon!!! HAPPY SUMMER!!