Thursday, December 19, 2013

Wire cubes

So I had my students make drawing using lines and shapes to make a design.  There drawing was done on a 8" square paper.  After that we took wire and they had to make a square then copying there drawing using the wire.  

4 students combined there projects to make a one wire sclputure.  They did a new job

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Is this a thing of the past

Ok I am just wonder is there any life out there.  Are blogs the thing of the pass. Does anyone still look at these things.
Just my thought of the day.  

I know I haven't posted in a while. But I fell like no one looks my my blog beside Philly.  

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Student plan.

One of my 5th graders say to me a while back "I would like to plan are next art project".  So I said go for it. I told here she would have to come one with a great plan, all the steps for the lesson, and what we need to make it.  

So she did that with a little help from some of her other classmates.  They want to take a famous painting and make it larger.  

So we figured out the math, made grids, cut the big paper.  Then got to work. 

We chose "The Figure 5 in Gold". By Charles Demuth

It was neat to see them work. People that had pieces next to each other work together to make sure there lines would match up. Others did not and that was ok.  

I think they did really good.   

Thursday, November 7, 2013


My friends over at have character words, animals, and colors for each month.  One of their words was honor.  So with Veterans Day just around the corner I thought we would honor them and what they have done for our country.  

So my 4th graders work on a op art/one point perspective drawing. First we made the letters USA and work on making them 3d using one point perspective.  My students thought it was so cool that we could make letter 3d just using a point and some lines.  Then we had the stripes of the flag which we try to look like it blowing in the wind.  We do this by value of the white and red. Which I think they turned out great. 

Also to honor the Vets my 1st graders made soldiers.  We worked in painting big non geomectic shapes with different greens and browns to make camo.  After that we used that big paper and cut it up to make all the parts to the soldiers.  

So that is how we are doing honor this year to the Veterans. 

3rd grade landforms

So my 3rd grade were studying landforms in there regular Ed class.  So I thought this would be a great tie in with art.  So I was teaching them about non geometric shapes and topographic maps. They turned out great. 

Friday, October 18, 2013


Hey everyone I know you all have been missing me right?   Well things are going great we were working on are Square 1 art projects which most of them I have posted in the passed.  My fifth graders did a wonderful self portrait which I would post but it has a picture of them so I won't do that.  

But any way I found this app the called ARART.  It is pretty cool you can make a few paintings come to life and move. I tell my students that I have the power to make panting come to life. They think it is great.  

So if you have a iPhone or a iPad. Give it a try.  

More fun to come
So please stay tuned in. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Stem to Steam

Hey everyone how have you all been?  I hope you all are having a great year so for. Ok I have a question.  Have any of you done a steam art project.  I been looking around the web and I can't seem to find much info. I have a few thing but I am always looking for more to do in the art room.  Let me know please. If you have done some or know where to find stuff. 


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Liebster Award.

There are a few things you have to do when you receive this award.  I am just shocked that people still look at my blog.  So if you do tune in to my messy art room thanks so much

I have to do the following things
1.  Link back to the blog that nominated me 
2.  Answer the question posted my the nominator. 
3.  Share 11 random fact about me. 
4.  Create 11 questions for my nominees. 
5. Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers
6.  Contact my nominees and letting them know I nominated them.

11 Random Facts..
1.  I love to play Disc golf
2.  I love to cook/bake
3.  Still like to watch cartoons well maybe I have to with all my kids.
4.  Star Wars Fan
5.  Still play video games
6.  I am a kool-aid drinker
7.  Early in my art journey did design furniture
8.  I have a pet unicorn named Uno.
9.  Was very sad when The Office came to an end.
10. I Love Bacon.. but who doesn't

11 Questions for My Nominees:

  1. Who do you most admire and why?  I would say all the other great art teachers out there. Because I know they are doing a great job and I would like to be there someday as well. 
  2. If you could visit outer space, what would you wear?  Something that is very comfy and I would also wear my stocking hat space is cold you know.
  3. If someone wrote a country song about you, what would be the title or a line from it? You are just something else.
  4. What's your favorite car that you've owned? The Kcar
  5. What was your first paying job? Mowing grass
  6. Who's your favorite cartoon character?  Woody
  7. What's your best childhood memory?  There are so many how can you pick just one?
  8. Are you a gum-chewer, a mint-sucker or something/nothing else?  Well I am a gum-chewer and sunflower seed do-er
  9. Letterman or Leno? neither
  10. Where do you see yourself in 15 years?  I hope still teaching art.
  11. What's the best thing about your job? The wonderful story I tell my student that they somewhat believe in. hahahah
11 questions for my nominees.
1.  If you could be something other than a teacher what would it be?
2.  Favorite movie quotes of all time?
3.  Favorite childhood toy that would wish you still had today?
4.  If you could own any piece of art who would it be by and what would it be and why?
5.  Coke or Pepsi?
6.  Yeast-based or cake donuts?
7.  If you could have any superpowers what would it be and why?
8.  Favorite Pixar movie?
9.  Night Own or Early Riser?
10. If it would your day on earth before going to colonize Mars what would you want to do?
My Nominess
Mrs. Chance

Friday, August 30, 2013

Any thoughts.

Ok we all seen when they take the can and make it into a face or a fish.  But I smashed this can today and made it stand up.  It got me thinking.  What can we make with this can standing up like that.  I need sometime to think about it.  I haven't could up with anything clever yet.  But I will be working on it.  So my question to all of you is what would you do with it??? Let me know thanks  

Thursday, August 29, 2013

New flare to my room

So I found this on Pinterest which lead me to And I thought what a great project for my 1st grades.  We talked about different color groups. They enjoyed it plus it adds a little flare to my room. They love seeing what they made as a group hanging in my room.  

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Grrr pencils.

Ok I know that Ticonderoga have the worlds best pencils. (or are they).  I am not sure if I keep getting the bad  boxes or what.   I have sharpen in both electric and hand crank sharpener.  Must of the time when we sharpen the pencil lead has a tiny crack in it and it breaks off.  This will happen a few times.  This is the 3rd week of school and my pencil are almost nothing.   Grrr.  That's all.   

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Getting some love.

I just checked my email and I got a shock.  Artsonia just told me that they need a little write up on their Facebook page about my supply holder I made.  So please head on over there and give a like to Artsonia and get a like to the write up they did about me

Thanks do much Artsonia
Mr R

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Is anyone out there???

I was just wondering how many Missouri art Ed bloggers are out there.  I know of 2.  If you are a Missouri art Ed blogger. Post a comment.  

Friday, August 16, 2013

I Won... I Won...

I won the Liebster Blog Award from Aimee over at One Happy Art Teacher... I have to do a few things for the Award but I am going to have to think about a few things.. So Please stay tuned in to see what I say..

Thanks again Aimee..

Also Please stop over and check out her Blog..One Happy Art Teacher

Monday, August 12, 2013

New supply holder

So this is my new supply holder.  It is going to hold my pencils, scissors, and glue.  I think it is going to work out great.  I am not going to have buckets all over the place.  They will stay put. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

New Addition to the My Messy Art Room Blog..

I just add a Pin It button when your mouse hovers over an image. I hope that helps all of you who would like to pin my images.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Paper cuts and grooved update.

Some of you know that I do paper cuts on the side and I have an Etsy store. But I do a lot of post of art work on Facebook. So if you like to stop on by and look and like my page that would be great. Thanks so much Mr.R

Monday, July 8, 2013

Listening to the Radio today...

So I was listening to the radio today and they were talking about an artist that spent 17 days in a box.  The artist would draw from 9-5 (i think) everyday. 

so i looked it up today and i found this

What do you all think?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Summer has been a bit crazy so for.

Well I know I have not posted in a long time.  Been busy the first 3 weeks of summer.  Well I been trying to paint the wall in my house to give it a new look.  Cleaning up a flood that my asymmetrical son created. By clogging up the sink and let the water on. Dealing with phone company. Also been working on my paper cuts I have a few orders.  And teaching 2 weeks of fun summer school.  I been teaching video game design using a web base program call Scratch.  The kids love it and it is easy to do some stuff.  It makes them great problem solvers.  We had a lot of fun doing it.  I am just amazed of what they can do and how they can get it to run.  I am going to try and post more. I hope everyone is havering a great summer.  

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Twice the fun.

Well it is the second to the last day of school.  And my 4th graders just got done with a print making project. What we somewhat rushed to get it done.  I am going to do it again they turn out really cool.   We printed once just a basic shape of something they wanted to make.  After hat they add detail and printed again. Check them out.

Friday, May 17, 2013

2nd grade group project

So I gave my 2nd grader all the scraps of cardboard.  And had them color lines and designs on them. Then we glued them down. It turned out great. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Schools out for summer. Soon

I am going to give 3 lucky people a discount on my hand cut paper art from paper cuts and grooves. So the first three that comment. Will get a discount on a custom piece.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Wow wow wow. I am hitting the runway again

Some of you might now that I am a great story teller, but must you don't. So one of the story I told my 5th graders is that I was a former male model. Hahaha. So then I saw a post that Philly made over at there is a dragon in my art room. About some students made clothing about a artist and a painting. So I thought that would be fun for the last few weeks of school. You should see my 5th graders working it is really amazing. All I told them is that they need to make some kind of clothing and it had to go along with there painting that they picked. They are going to work on it for about 2 weeks and we are going to have a fashion show. Yeah.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Photo booth.

Well I saw a picture on Pinterest of bug in a photo booth and I thought what fun. So my wonderful 4th grader did just that. We set up are paper and they showed what bugs would do if they had a photo booth. We also used black india ink to make it look like a black and white photo. So they had to work on getting on different grays. What fun.

Table full of caps

Well last week one of my second grader were very far ahead of the other second grade class I have. So I gave each table a bunch of caps and they could work in a group or by themselves. They could make any thing they wanted. So we had robots, campfire with roasted marshmallow, castle, and penguins with balloons. They have so much fun.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

In the jungle the mighty jungle..

Ok I know you all know that song, but it's not what you think. It goes like this in the jungle the mighty jungle the Tiger sleeps tonight. Anyway I did this project with my kinders. So i was show/learnig about Rousseau. We did the shaving cream marbling with orange and black to make the tiger stripes. Then we took a 12" x 12" paper and drew are jungle. We made this project 3d which they loved. Next we add I. Some bushes and trees to give it more of a 3d feel. Loved it.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Clay owls ver. 2.0

Ok I do t really post stuff unless we are all the way done with a project. But I wanted you all to have a tasted of what we are doing. Well last year the other art teacher I work with changed are clay owl project to a slab rectangle one. But I still did the old one which you can find on the my blog. So this year I tried the slab one out but with a circle. I know what you are thinking what a rebel I am. Anywho this is what they look like so for. I will post when we are all way done with them.
Over and out.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Getting all dressed up.

First of all I know what you are thing this is a follow up to my stains. Nope you all are wrong it's not I fooled you again. Hahaha. Ok for real now. So one of my favorite authors is Mo Willems. So we were reading the book "Naked Mole Rat Gets Dress". So I showed my first grader how to draw a naked mole rat. Then I let my fristy pick what they wanted to dress them up in.
After I did this I had a thought it would be cool to have them dress up there mole rat in what they want to be when they grow up. That could be neat to see.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Koi fish

So a bit ago we make clay fish with are 3rd grader so I was looking for a fish project to do with them. Somehow I came across a koi fish project from smArt Class blog. She showed you step by step on how to make a really great fish drawing.
So I gave my students 12"x24" paper and told them to draw as big as they could. We did the drawing step by step. Then we did the marker and paint water over it. They turned out great. Thanks again smArt class for the great project. My students loved it.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

A bad week for my.....

Ok well this was a bad week for my clothes. First i got red and a bit of blue tempera paint on my grey shirt. Which I used carpet cleaner to get it out. Which work very well. Then as I was getting the black India ink ready it leak out of the cap. Then drips of it came down on my pants. I couldnt find anything to get the ink out. Oh well what is an art teacher to do. Right. Well do you all have any tips for getting black India ink out. I know everyone would love to hear them.

You know we should have a list of cleaners that will take out stains for all the stuff we do. We (me) are messy just like my messy blog.

Over and out

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Best gift ever so for.

So on Friday my kinders came to art. And on of my students brought me the best gift ever. She brought this big box in to me. It was a room/house. She glued on old wallpaper on it. And inside there is a desk, fireplace, cross on the wall, and a refrigerator with doors that open. It was really sweet of her.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Packing portraits

Ok let me start out this was one of the easy projects this year for me to teacher. But one of the most challenging projects for them. I told my 5th graders that they were going to make a selfportrait. They had to use all there prior knowledge to make it. Which they have because I do selfportrait with the other grades.
There were rules to this project. I gave them one piece of black paper to work on.
1. They could only use the packing materials that were in my box.
2. The only tools they could use are there hands. (no scissors) And they could use glue.
I will tell you what a lot of my students thought this was one of the must fun projects they did this year. It made them think about what they were doing and they also had to be great problem solvers.
I think they turned out wonderful.
Please let me know what you think.

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