Friday, December 2, 2011

Jean Dubuffet MEGA Animal sculpture

All right... So this is how it all got started...The other art teacher that works in my building was working with foam, and she was going to buy some more to do some project.... I told her that you can most likely get it cheeper at like Home Depot. Because they sell it 4'x8' sheets..... So a few week later we were looking at Jean Dubffet Sculpture, and we where thinking that they could be made out of foam... So we got 5 sheets of it.  We were going to make some people, but then we ran into the problem of how to get them to stand????? So we where looking at Jean art work again... and one of his sculputures look like a giraffe.  So we got to work.. making a giraffe.. and then came the elephant.  

The Giraffe.. stands about 12 feet tall, and the elephant is 8 feet long and about 9 feet tall
I think...

I will take more pictures when they are standing in the lobby of are school.... but here is what we have done so for...

QR Code Project update...

So here is what final twist of the project was... We built wall... or building around the black part of the code..

Some students did a very nice job... and some had a hard time doing it... so some had to switch to making tubes..... Oh well..

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Blog help

Does any look at there stats on the blogger? Well I have about 3-4 referring URL that are spamming my site my views per day have gone up into the 200... Is there a way to block those site? Does any know?

QR Code Project

1. Students make thier own QR Code using thier name. 
2.  Count out a 10x10 square on thier QR code that they found fun to look at
3. They have a 12"x12" paper and we traced the ruler to make it 1" grid to  make 100 squares
4.  Then they copy their QR code on thier paper using Sharpie. When they copy it we made line design in it, for the black squares.

I have more pictures... to come..because the project is not done... There is another twist to this project.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Here's what I look like....

Hello everyone here is what I look like if i was a Lego person.. The only thing i didnt put on it was my hair... .... This is my Halloween costume this took about 15 hours to make..must of it is all to scale from the mini Lego person... so lots of math was uses... Just wanted to share with all of you...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Work of Art

Hey everyone.. I am not sure if or how many of you know this but the second season of "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist". Starts tonight on Bravo.

Also I know I haunt post any new projects any. I am working on a somewhat of a qr code project. I will be taking pictures to post. But my hard drive crashed the other night. So post are going to have to wait a bit.... I am using the iPad again... Which isn't just the same....

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A new blogger has join are quest

It is 7:00am on Saturday and I am sitting on this lovely sofa/bed the hospital let me use for the night. I went to check my email, and to my discovery one of my fellow art teacher started her blog.... So all of my millions of fans out there please check her out/add her to your blog list she is going to have really great stuff on there.. Just give her time.... And for all you traveling art teachers.... You should just check out her art cart....that is all I am going to say about that..... I get to see it is person every week.

Stop by and see it all framed in swirly gold

Monday, September 12, 2011

Qr Codes are coming....

I know that someone (a blogger) posted over the summer about QR Codes and how to use them.. or what to do with them.... Well... one art teacher I work with is doing something with them.  Which got me thinking... Which is a dangerous thing.. so watch out everyone....

Give me some time I am still working on my thoughts about them.. and when the students do them i will have pictures for all of you ok...
so please stay tune...

over and out..

Thursday, August 25, 2011

What brand of pencils do you use????

Ok... I am really upset about pencils this year.  The other art I work with and I dont get it.  Every year we try a new brand of pencils out.  And Every year it is the same story... You get your brand new pencil and you are going to sharpen it. and the lead break right off. 

So what brand of pencils do you use.. that dont break the min. you sharpen them????

Light Painting

 This school year I started teaching LINES to my kindergarten.  For the past 2 weeks we been drawing lines and using them in different ways.  But I wanted to try something new and very different.  So I got some little LED lights, and a good camera. We  did some light painting, in are light paintings we did lines and shapes.  The students really liked it.. They thought it was cool that they drawings would show on like that on the camera.

Artrageous Wearables

The other art teacher I work with at my school just open "Artageous Wearable store on Etsy.  Everyone should go over and check it out.  She make T-shirt and Silk scarfs.  Her daughter making the earrings. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

It's been one whole year.

Well everyone I have been doing this Blogging thing for one whole year now..  Yeah to me..  It has been a busy 2 week going back to school already.  I will keep all of you posted on all my new project that I do.
Oh I also started Pinterest just tonight.  So I need some time to figure that all out.  But if you would like to follow me I add a button to the blog on the rightside.  Eveyone Welcome Back to the school year, and have fun and good luck.. :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Paper Shoes

Well on Saturday morning and most of the afternoon daughter(5) wanted to make these paper shoe we saw on FamilyFun App.  I did most of the work she put the finishing touches on them well here they are..

Monday, June 27, 2011


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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

2nd and 3rd Picasso Cubist Animals

 Well as I was clean the basement the other day I came across some pictures of students work that I did a while back..  These were alot of fun.  This was my first time doing this project, and that year I did it I only had one 3rd grade so I did it with them and all of my 2nd graders as well to test it out.  3rd understood the cubist idea a bit better.  Anyways.. I found this project one Artsonia somewhere. sorry I dont remember where. 

But I explain to the student that we are drawing an animal but enlarging part of thier bodies, and twisting thier bodies as well.  Trace the line with glue.  Then we use chalk to color it in work from light to dark colors and then dark to light. 

Whos know what else I will find in the basement.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

4 year old get own art show????

Ok.. did anyone see this today on Yahoo! (the link to the story).  Well anyways this 4 year old girl gets her own art show in a gallery in NY.  And the two video show her painting, and you know those ART People are just raving about how good she is. I am not sure about all of this.. anyways what are your thoughts?

For the past two summers now I take the kids (my kids) on walk and my daughter who is now 5 has her own digital camera.  She take pictures of whatever she wants.. so does her photo need to be hanging in a gallery????  :)

Here are my some of my daughters pictures..
(as you can tell she likes flowers)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

2nd Grade Tree Prints

Ok.. This is how we do the tree prints.
We use the foam printing stuff.  We have are students draw first what they want to do on paper.  Then trace their drawing on to the foam printing plate.  Next we have them print on Black paper, using white ink.  After all the ink dries they use crayon to color on top of the ink. (color pencil works great as well)  After they I have them use texture plates to make a rubbing on black paper and use a white crayon for the rubbing.  Cut out thier print, and glue it on top.

4th Grade Spring Flowers Prints

Number. 2 Update on Sock Monsters.

 Ok... This are the sock Monsters that my 5th graders made.. Not bad I thought.  They had alot of fun doing it, but it did take about 8 weeks to do.  Student where busy working all 8 weeks they were really into it.. I had more pictures but I left them at school 

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