Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Kindergarten: Overlapping Hands

My Kinder's just finished their overlapping hands recently. We talked about the difference between line and shapes. Lines are open and Shapes are closed.

They took a black crayon and as a group we drew 3-4 hands. They would trace a hand and turn the paper, trace another hand making sure to overlap. There were times I would circulate the room and help students position their hands so that they are using their space wisely.

Last, is to color each shape that was created when they overlapped their hands. There are always students who don't quite get this or they simply forget. I make sure to repeat these instructions the second day working on this project.

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.


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