Friday, November 21, 2014

The power of the coat.

So this is a funny story.  The new art teacher at my school got boxes or brand new lab coats.  And let me tell you they are very powerful.  So one of my Kinders class they call me Mr. Rohde.  But when I put the coat on I transform to Dr. Rohde. No training/schooling needed.   

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Many failures with great height

I did a sculpture project where all they could use is newspaper and tape.  I shows them how to roll the paper.  I told them that they could make any geometric form and that it had to be as talk as me.  5'8ish.   And that is all I told them. I let them go at it.  They worked in groups of 4 and they all started out rolling paper then the building started.   Many of the groups built cubes.  Which after sitting a week at all fell apart.  Some groups learned from that and some didn't.  It was really neat to watch them work on this.  
I asked them it they liked doing this project.  I was scared that they didn't because of all the failure.  But must of them loved it.  One of my students thought art was just drawing and painting.  He had no clue you could build things and call it art.   I was very proud of all my student in that 5th grade class.  I will get a few more pictures in the next few day.   

Monday, October 20, 2014

Anyone want to send snail mail

I am going to be doing a project with my 4th graders where we make postcards that deal with are state.   I was looking for a few people that would like to make a few postcards trade them. Let me know if that is something you would like to do.  

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Art club first project

So this I am doing art club.  We had a great group of 4th and 5th graders that came together to work on this project.  We had groups of 4-5 students pregroup to make one sclputure.  Some of the student want to be wrapped up and some didn't.   We took cling wrap to wrap the students first. Then they took packing tape and wrapped the student in at least 4 layers of tape to make it strong.  After we got all the parts they put them all together to make one person. Then they add some fun stuff to them. 




Tuesday, October 14, 2014

You better watch out.

We all know that Cassie Stephens is one of the best dresses art teachers around.   But I think I could give her a run for the Tuseday only title for best dressed.  Because every Tuesday is bow tie Tuesday.  So this is a challenge to all the male art teacher come on and step it up on Tuesday and join in on the fun.  Come on Mr.E. You know you want to do this.  
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