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