Thursday, March 21, 2013

Hanging 'round the halls

5th Grade Collaborative Art Mural

A few of the Thursday classes were ahead so I tried some collaborative mural art with the students. I thought it turned out really neat for a 1 hour group activity. Perfect for the last day before spring break.

Asymmetrical Balance painting focused on balance in line, shape and color-based on artists Robert & Sonia Delaunay: 5th Grade

Mondrian Prints by Kindergarten

Clay burgers 4th & Cupcakes 1st grade

Pop Art Display

Cheetah's by grade 3

Here are a few pictures of the hallways lately. We are almost on spring break...woohoo!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Clay Burger Update

Well I've definitely found a keeper! I love this project and the kids do too! We based the project on Pop Art and the way famous pop artist took and everyday object and made it into art. I fired the burgers with the toothpick inside to hold them together, then the students painted the layers and used Mod Podge to glaze and help hold the burger together. Some students got a new toothpick and put it back through, especially if they had an olive on top. I am very pleased with this project! Nice work 4th Graders!!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


I started a pop art unit with 4th grade students this week. I have seen clay cupcakes floating around the Internet but I decided to go with clay burgers. I love Claes Oldenburg's food sculptures so I decided to base the project around him and pop art. The students had a BLAST on this project, lots of creative ideas. I held them all together with a toothpick. My plans are to pull the toothpick out before firing and return once the clay is cooled. I will have the students paint their burger and seal it with mod podge. I thought about glazing but decided tempera paints will look bright and 'pop artish' stay tuned for the end results! Glad to be back in the blog world! I hadn't had much to share because my classes were all working on the 'Square 1 Art' fundraiser...more on that later! Happy Wednesday Y'aLL!

Rainbow Love!

If you know me, you know I love rainbows! I organize anything from my clothes to paints to papers in rainbow order. Kindergarten students created this two step project. Step 1 was creating a cool color background resist with watercolors. I usually do this project alone and call it a winter cool color resist but my heart was telling me to try something new...or I saw the rainbow on pinterest and decided to add it on to the cool color resist :) The rainbow was made by torn or cut scraps of paper. I drew the arch for the students and they followed it. Goes good for March too!