Monday, March 4, 2013
The dust has not settled yet, in the Art Lab.........literally! Clay dust is everywhere as we are building clay things in every class. This is such a perfect way to teach the element of FORM and how it differs from SHAPE. I will have to say that this is probably the MOST FAVORITE medium, with which the students like to work. Here are some of the projects that have been done so far: 2nd - slab birds 3rd - apples, wild cat faces, blue bowl, pies 4th - slab plates 5th - sea turtles, masks
These cute little alligator paintings were done with Kindergarten students. We talked about geometric and organic shapes, and then practiced by painting gators. They had such fun with this. Afterwards, we embellished with oil pastels and gave some detail to our works of art.
Sorry to all of you who check me out on a regular basis. I have been so busy that I have not let you know about what I have been doing. Going back to being the sole Art Teacher at a school of 1300 students has not been as easy as I thought. Therefore, I have not been blogging regularly. Well, get ready....... a lot of new posts are coming your way.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Each year I like to teach PORTRAIT to my 1st grade students as it is a great way to teach proportion, formal balance, and color blending. We also discuss what makes a portrait a portrait---when the artist focuses your attention on WHO the person is instead of what they are doing. We also learn about blending colors using oil pastels. As you can see, it makes for some interesting color. This year, I added a pattern component. The portraits were remounted on colored construction paper and different patterns were added around the "frame". We did discuss regular and irregular pattern so the students could practice both on their portraits.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Every year, we have a tradition where each class chooses a book, then uses a pumpkin to create a character from that book. Every year, I am amazed at the creativity that comes out of these children and their teachers. Here are just a few for you to enjoy.
This is another Color Study lesson done with Kindergarten students, where they mix primary colors to get secondary colors. In this lesson they are creating trees, growing in grass with fall leaves. Can't you just feel the wind blowing through the branches as the leaves swirl to the ground?