Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Update to Sock Monsters

I posted my sock monster a long time ago.  Well if you dont know the story here it is.  The other art teacher I work with made these with her 5th grade students.  They took a long time to make but they did turn out very well.  I think I am going to do it in the spring near the end of the year.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

3rd Grade Jim Dine Tools

I know that when people do Jim Dine the do his Hearts, but he did a great series of tools.  I found this lesson on Crayola.  It is a great lesson to teach value. The way I do it is I bring in tool for the students to draw like a still-life.  Then they pick one color to color their picture in, and they also get black, and white to do this project. The student enjoy this one and so do I.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

This is one of my new FAV.

Well as some of you know I do teach technology as well this school year which is new to me.  About three weeks ago I came cross Storybird. This website will let your students write stories from the wonder artwork that Storybird provides.  It is a great way if you have a few extra minutes in class they can write story from just one picture.  I started using it with my 5th grade computer class and my students are loving it.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Mona Lisa nail gun art

I found this video on a website call, it has family friendly videos.  Which is nice because maybe you can find something that you can sometime share with your students.  This video is SO fake but your student will most like buy right in to it. So take a looksee.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

all new post

i will post info about all new post later sorry cant do it right now...

4th Grade Van Gogh Redone

5th Grade Silhouette Landscapes

Day of the Dead Skeletons/Skulls

I started this project and then I was out for a week so my sub finished it for me.  Not really what I was hoping for... I think it needs something else maybe like arms??? Anybody have anything to add would love to hear it....

Anyways... The rib cage is the students first name.  I have them fold a piece of paper and have them write thier name as big as the paper.  Then I draw line on the paper using a Colored marker (this is so they know where to cut)  It works great for the ribs.  The Skull was done with Metallic markers....

Students did a great job... I am just not happy...

4th Grade Matisse Cut Outs

We do this project all most every year for original works.  I start out by giving the students a black 9"x12" paper, and they get 2 strips of color paper which is about 3"x 10" maybe.  We talk about Matisse, and positive and negative space, and different types of shapes (geometric and organic). Also we really talk about the color wheel.  I show the student a few trick on how to cut things out, and then I let them go at it.  It is a good project if you have a scrap box.

Monday, November 1, 2010

5th Grade "Cars"

Tonight I came across old pictures of a project I did when the movie "Cars" came out to the theaters.  I had my 5th grader draw Cars using two point perspective.  They did a very nice job on it, and I haven't done this project for a long time. I know that next summer "Cars 2" is coming out.  So maybe next fall might be a good time to do this project again... who knows..

Color In Motion

This is a great website that talks about colors, and the meaning of colors.  It is really cute to show your students if you have few minutes to view it with them.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Need to start up again

Sorry everyone that I havn't posted in over a month.  Been feeling a bit ill for a while and had to mess a bit of school.  But all should be getting back to normal now... (I hope)  Should have new art work up soon.. Stay Tune In...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

5th Grade Sock Monsters

This is my first try at making a "Sock Monster", and I am not sure that I am done with it.  The other art teacher I work with is going to be making these with her 5th graders, but I am not sold on the idea yet.  I think it is going to be a bit hard for them to take a sock and cut it all up and sew it all back together and make something out of it.  I know mine looks very ruff. If any one has any thoughts on this I or have done something like this I would love to hear them.. thanks..

2nd Grade Henri Matisse Fish Bowls


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

5th Grade Deconstructing Still-Life by Eating

I found this lesson on Art for Small Hands, and I really enjoyed the way it look so Thank you.  I did change a few things we used water color pencil instead of marker.  Then we cut out each drawing and glued it to a black background.  I let the students pick if they wanted their picture to go vertical or horizontal.  Also I gave my students homework for this project it was super easy all they had to do was bring in a piece of fruit they like to eat so they could draw it.  They all really enjoy this project.

1st Grade Mondrian Animals

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

1st Grade Fall Landscapes

I saw this project somewhere else on the web many years ago, but I am not sure where anymore sorry.  I really seem to enjoy doing with my 1st graders.  I teach it with oil pastels, we also talk about highlights and shadows on an object. It is a great way to show (foreground, midground and background) with the pumkins.

1st Grade Underwater Self Portraits

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Thank You!!!

I just want to say thank you to all you Teacher/ART Blogger out there.  You have been a Big help to me the past 2 year.. let you know more later.. it is getting late.. and i have a big meeting in the morning..

Should it Say or Go???

 I have a "Like" new Skutt KM 10-27 Kiln at home it's only been use 6 times.  Its been sitting in basement since I was finish my undergrad.  Now I am tossing around the idea of selling it, but I am not sure what to do any thoughts?  let me know thanks? 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Crayola Window Crayons

Crayola Window Crayons
I bought these for my daughter last Christmas, and she loves them.  I let her draw on our sliding glass doors.  If any one has big widows in there classroom.  These Crayons would be an great addition to your room.  The only thing is once the kids draw on the windows don't leave the drawing sit for days.  Because it becomes hard to wash off.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

School Starts on Monday

Well School Starts on Monday... Back to the Grind.  In the next few week I hope to have pics of the projects that we are working on. We start the year off working on some project for originalworks which is an art fundrising we do every year.
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