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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Awesome Artist!!

A huge THANK YOU to Dennis Swidorsky who volunteered to paint my outside board for this year's theme, "the Adventure Begins."  How awesome is this ??? 

Friday, May 27, 2016

1st grade Story Quilts

My first graders wrote a very quick story, illustrated it and then turned it into a Story Quilt.  This was inspired by the storyquts of Faith Ringgold.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Kindergarten portraits

At the end of the year, I find it a good te to try projects that will introduce lessons they will do next year.  Kind of like a pre practice.  These kindergarten students have done an outstanding job!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Georgia O'Keefe Flowers

These beautiful flowers were painted by my after school art students.  They were inspired by the large flowers of Georgia O'Keefe.  They were able to look for the images of the flower they wanted and then reproduce it, with their own twist, in acrylics.  

Encostic paintings


These are a couple of the beautiful encaustic paintings done byy after school art students.  Encaustic painting is a process of painting with melted wax.  In this case, melted crayon.  The students really enjoyed this new experience. 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Illuminated Initials

The following are "Illuminated Initials" done by my 3rd grade students. They looked at and learned about Illuminated manuscripts and about personal symbols.  Combined, they created a work of art that represented themselves.  They also learned about a few principles of art as well.