So who really designs Santa's wrapping paper. Well an Art Elf that's who. I made this elf last year out of wire and model magic for the face. Wrapped he green felt for clothing. He did have a hat but lost it on the way to the North Pole.
My students (the Kinders) really love it. My elf has been traveling around some of the regular ed classes. Today he is up to not good. Painting on my cabinets today.
My first grader studied Andy Warhol. I show them how he did his blobbed ink drawings and also how he made shoe drawing. I hady students draw their own shoe and also had them draw a shoe they wanted to wear when they were an adult. We drew the shoes with black crayons. Then we used plastic sheets over the crayon drawing and colored them with markers. Put wet paper on top of that and rubbed. To get the print.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This was my 5th grade project. We first talked about who Britto was and what type of art he made.
Then we made a background. With all my 5th grades I changed it up every time I did the project. To try and figure out which way would look the best. Ally were a crayon resist just different lines.
So I wanted to know what my student knew about the color wheel. So I gave them a little color wheel pretest. To see what color groups we need to work on. So we draw are Britto style animal and divided it up into alest 8 parts One for each color groups we talks about. Then we colored them in using the color groups with oil pastels which all students love. Outline with black and then glued onto the background.
First time doing this project. I think it was a great success.
This is a new project that I am doing with my 3rd graders. We used bleeding tissue paper to make the background. Then pull some black paint to make the trees. Then put that cardinal bird in it. Go Cards!!
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Well first day back. I moved room I am no longer in no mans land. I have a lot of work to do in the new room that might take a few years to get it where I want it to be. So my next few post will be showing some of the things I have done to it.
This is one of the things that I have done for my tables.
Also I will be have a give a way soon. So please stay tuned in. Thanks
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I saw this project my moons ago from Mrs. Hahn over at Mini Matisse. Thanksso much for posting it. So over the year I change the background. So this year with my 1st grader I when with paper quilling for the moon. Students enjoyed doing the quilling. Their are is a few things I would do different on the quilling. So I guess you will have to wait until I do this again.
Well I been trying to do new clay projects each year. So instead of doing fish with my 3rd graders. I went with flowers. My students did a drawing on a 6x6 inch square and only using lines to make there flowers. They I had my student roll coils out and recreate there drawing. We smooth it all out and combine them all together. After they were fired we coloed them with crayons and put black paint over it and then washed it all. I love doing that with the clay. Over all a great project.
Update: Yes after my student recreated their drawing with the clay coils. They do this by making it right on top of there drawing. When they are done they smooth out. The. I would take a rib, and make sure they were really smooth and combined. So when you flip it over you get your design. The only problem I had is when they are drying they curled a bit. So I think if I would make sure the smooth size was facing they would curl so much.
So I saw a few examples of where high school art student work with an elementary art students art work. And use that art work as a reference. The high school art teacher and I worked out all the details. I had my kindergarten students draw there own monster and the high school students drew, sculpted, and craved them. It was a lot of fun. We plan on doing it again next year. So pleases stay tuned in to see what happens next.
Well I was really excited for the Winter Olympics this winter. And I really enjoyed the simple logo they had for the different events. So I taught my 3rd graders about complementary colors and we drew those simple logo of the Olympics. The best part of this project is we have some 3r glasses that make their projects really pop. You can do this with just about anything.
I would like to thanks everyone at AOE and all the art teacher that put in the time to make videos for all of use. I still watching all the video of all great stuff. I feel really great to finish up the year.