This is our 3rd drawing of our portraits! Letting them practice with mirror, used a handout worksheet with half a face drawn, and finally a large drawing that we will watercolor!
Friday, November 19, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Third graders are ready for radial weaving!!! First, everyone designed a radial circle on paper. They broke the circle up into triangular slices, like a pizza. In each triangle they put the same design. (pics soon) Next, we moved into radial weaving on a loom. I let the studentes string their own loom, using Mr. E's guide! Of course, I had to do some and get a few tied off to start but they had fun.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
First, we discussed warm colors, diagonals, and the parts of a tree. Then we collaged a torn paper tree. I found that the next class some students were almost finished, so they drew their tree and had to include a horizon line!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
This above website includes pictures from around almost every public school in Nashville. We all went CHIHULY!!!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
1st graders created their background first using crayon. We discussed horizon line, clouds, putting the sun some where else besides the corner, collage and geometric vs. organic shapes.
Students picked out their own colors of
construction paper, cut out their shapes and began constructing their fabulous playgrounds.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
This project includes a 1/2 sheet of colored tissue paper, sharpie swirl, and splashed watercolor.
I'll focus on Chihuly's Seaforms and talk to students about cutting an organic, scallop edge.
I also tried marker and it worked.
Hang them from the ceiling!!! Awesome!
Friday, September 3, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
This will be my new kindergarten project for identifying colors and creating a collage. I was visting with another art teacher and she did this project and I've been thinking about it ever since!
I've had the book 'Planting a Rainbow' since 2006 and now I have a project for it!
More pictures to come!
Monday, August 30, 2010
We used line printing
tools to create an imaginary place that they would love to go.
We looked at the artist Giacometti and created foil figures. Students added modeling clay for shoes to allow their figures to stand.
One student had the idea to stamp his own shoe design on the bottom of the clay.
From here we will draw Keith Haring's simplified figures.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Today's project was very exciting! Kindergartners looked at Keith Haring's 'dancing figures'. We discussed rhythmic lines, shapes, the figure and overlapping. Students picked out their back ground color and received a long rectangle with a pre-cut head. Students tore rectangles for arms and legs and a large one for the body. I gave students the option of tearing the elbow and knee to show more 'movement' from their figure. Students were also encourage to add 'rhythmic lines'.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
2nd Grade Self- Portraits
This week 2nd graders will be watching the narration of The Bad Case of Stripes By David Shannon. The website www.storylineonline.net has different celebrities that narrate different stories.
I also plan on using When Pigasso met Mootisse for K and Sophie's Masterpiece for weaving projects for 1st.
Friday, August 20, 2010
I found this flat file at our school's warehouse and I can't wait to paint it!
Last year, I used bookshelves to hold all the artwork and used labels by class and grade level. The problem was other students would either touch or move the papers. With the flat file, everything stays where I put it!
The first week of school was great! All 22 classes!!
This year I want to begin organized. I'm very proud of my word wall this year that I spent 4 days making.
You can see the words below and above the paper. I made sure to write the grade level on the back of each.
The 5th graders are doing awesome on their project 'falling into space'. I found many bloggers that did this project so I had to try! I'll post more about it when the projects are finished.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I am really excited about this hallway display I'm creating... 'What type of artist are you?' I was inspired by another teacher's poster of, 'what type of student do you want to be?'
I will add questions or comments above and below the reproductions.
Inside the classroom.....