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Friday, October 11, 2013

Another wonderful lesson

I had a wonderful class on encaustic art.  Can't wait to apply some of these techniques with my students. 

Learning at my Art Conference

I am learning about and making Native  American ceramics. This is a simple rain stick. We also created clay totem poles.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The value of teaching VALUE!

Teaching these 5th grade students about how to use VALUE in their drawings is so much fun. They are amazed at what they are able to do to create the illusion of three dimension. Learning to take drawings to a higher level of realism helps to teach students to observe in greater detail. When making them think about how light and shadow move around a 3-D form, you are helping them to better understand the mathematics of Geometry.

Friday, October 4, 2013

"Fall Trees" in all their glory!

As seen in an earlier post, our Kindergarten students are learning and reviewing about COLOR. Specifically, how to mix primary colors to create secondary colors. Here are some examples of "Fall Trees" that they painted, demonstrating their mixing abilities. I can hear the crackle of those leaves!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Time for photography.

This is one of the 5th grade students favorite project.  It is a great way to teach framing and composition.