Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Time!


Here is the Christmas projects that some of my students worked on this season. I only have a few classes create Christmas projects because usually the other grade levels are finishing projects. I got the nativity plate lesson from The Artist Woman.

Kindergarten Christmas Trees




2nd Grade Nativity Plates





1st Grade Angels







Wednesday, December 15, 2010

3rd Grade: Watercolor Landscapes



Here are some finished landscapes. I really feel this year’s third grade class did an outstanding job with their landscapes! I really went into detail about wet wash and dry brush. I really saw them use the brush techniques that they learned and apply it to their painting.






Sunday, December 5, 2010

Do you think this could be real?

I came across this video on had to share. Do think it is real? It sure does look like it. Either way, it inspires me to try some finger painting with my students.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Projects in Progress

Work, work, work, work! This is a busy time of the year and it get’s a little hard to post new project details. I wanted to at least share what each grade level is working on. I will be posting pictures of finished artwork as soon as I get a chance.


Pinch pots

1st Grade


Angel Collages


2nd Grade

We are getting ready to create Nativity Plates this week thanks to The Artist Woman and her great project.

3rd Grade

They just finished their Watercolor Landscape and the Christmas drawing contest for the local newspaper.


Next week we will be creating Stuart Davis inspired Initial Design.


4th Grade

Bible Narrative Paintings.


5th Grade

We are getting ready to start the Paper Mosaic Collage.

Amy Clarke Little House On The Prarie

6th Grade

We just finished a Roy Lichtenstein inspired Enlarged Comic Panel.


We are going to start the Watercolor Still-Life drawing very, very soon. I really love the outcome of this project.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

1st Grade: Angel Collage

Last year I had 1st grade create watercolor resist angels just like this. However, I do so many watercolor resist projects I decided to change up the medium.


  • 2 - 12x18 white paper
  • Black Crayon
  • Tempera paint
  • Pencil

1. I had the first graders draw with me step-by-step. I gave them a few options on drawing the facial features and I let them choose what their hair will look like.


2. Paint with tempera paints. We talked about tints and mixing white with a color to create a tint. Make sure they do not paint over the crayon line too much. If they do you can retrace.


3. With blue tempera, completely paint the second sheet of paper.


4. Dip and lightly tap with the tip of the brush to create stars.


5. Cut, cut, cut. Oops! I forgot wings. No problem. It’s an easy fix.


6. Glue and DONE!


Here are some finished angels that the students made. I changed my mind and decided to let the kids color their angels with crayon.



Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Finished 2nd Grade Monsters

Of course I had to make a bulletin board with all the 2nd grade monsters. Everyone just thought they were the cutest things. Here are a few pictures close up. There were so many go ones.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Bulletin Board: Portraits

I am on a role, at least I am according to one of my co-workers. I put this bulletin board up as a filler for a week or two. We are drawing portraits in 6th grade and I thought it would be a great idea to hang up different types of portrait art to inspire the kids as they walk down the hallway. I tore out the pictures from a art history book I got on discount.
I got the idea for this bulletin board from this book "Children's Book of Art". This book as wonderful pictures and really breaks down art concepts, art history and art techniques that are at a child's level.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Funny Post From a Fellow Blogger!

I couldn't resist posting this! So funny! I know most of you will relate to several of these.

20 Things an Elementary Art Teacher Will Never Tell You! Posted by One Blonde Girl.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bulletin Board: Pinwheels for Peace

So this year I decided to participate in Pinwheels for Peace. I saw a lecture about art advocacy at a FAEA conference and one of the projects they did with their kids were making pinwheels for Pinwheels for Peace on the national day of peace, September 21st. I had my students start designing their pinwheel the first day of school as an extra activity and then I had another day for the class to finish and assemble. I really love how the board turned out. Yes, yes, I know that the board is still purple. I promise to have a different color next time.

Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called sons of God.
1Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 5:8-10


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