Thursday, March 24, 2011

K - Collograph Wrapping Paper Prints

Students created a foam design on a piece of cardboard. Today we printed them to create a wrapping paper design. Then we will create a Nevelson inspired sculpture to wrap. :-)

Large paper solution on the drying rack! Just fold them over onto the next shelf. Lots of students? You can lay the next paper on top of the folded portion of the bottom paper to have more space.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

4th Clay Slab Project

Students were able to use stamps for imprinting. My dad made rolling pins using cut up PVC pipe. Just make sure at the teacher check point the handles are clay glued on. I also wrote a number on the bottom of each. I have 4, 4th grade classes this year.

3rd - Clay Masks

This was a very interesting project and I couldn't have done it without the help of The Clay Lady. I took her teacher workshop back in the fall of 2010 and tried to give kiln clay another go. Students learned about the history of clay and vocabulary, watched her DVD Mask Project, drew their mask design, had a day to practice making modeling clay and I showed the video again....:-) then on kiln clay day, they followed along with the video and created their masks. Some students ventured out and made their own designs and then some became creative with the clay paints.

2nd Grade - Jungle Enviornment

Each student created a jungle inspired leaf and animal for a group collaboration mural. On Safari Montage we learned all about jungles and rainforest!

K - Self Portraits

I think my kindergartners finally understand how to build people and the word horizon line. :0) The one on the left was his first painting and the one on the right was the second. I can see an improvement. Can you?

1st Grade Monoprints

For this lesson, students completed a warm and cool color watercolor design with a wet on wet technique and added salt for texture at the end. Next class, they practiced drawing a sea animal and then were given black paint. Technique: Paint a line, fold your paper and it up...paint a line on the same side, fold your paper and press.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Do you use Discover Art, Adventures in Art, or Explorations in Art?????

If you have time, I need your thoughts for my research paper. I've decided to write about Laura H. Chapman and her works with Davis Publications....Discover Art 1985 and Adventures in Art 1998....she is still mentioned in the 2008, Explorations in Art so, I would like your thoughts on that also... :-)

I know some of you may have even met her, so if you have time I would love to hear your stories.

Questions: How has Chapman’s works influenced your teaching?

Also....For art teachers that have inspired and kept the ball rolling.....Do you remember the textbooks or lesson plans that you used in elementary before you read Laura H. Chapmans?

Thank you for your time and I'm hoping to include your thoughts in my please include first and last name :-)