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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

After School Art Class is finishing up the 1st project

We have really worked on our endurance. In art as we have spent quite a bit of time on this project.  Some are really turning out well!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Pow Wow with Kindergarten

We learned about painting with natural dyes and painting with paint made from nature.

2nd Grade Still Life

This was a wonderful project that was made up of  several I projects.  First, we discusses symmetry and symmetrical balance in art.  Then we made a symmetrical vase. We talked about pattern and did scratch art on vases. Then we talked about texture when we painted our backgrounds.  Then we moved to collage for our flowers and finally oil pastel blending on our fruit. Whew!!!!!  But aren't they beautiful?? 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Making clay dragonflies

These 5 th grade students are building clay dragonflies as they review FORM.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Cute kitties

My kindergarten class is learning how shape and line create images.

Collage Still Life

My 2nd grade students have had multiple mini lessons with this project.  First we learned about symmetry with the vase.  Then we observed placement in composition to creat depth.  Finally we learned about collage.  It took endurance on their part.


These students created personal Crests that symbolized themselves or their families.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

First grade warm and cool color study.

Below you will see some wonderful examples of warm color fish swimming in cool color oceans. This was a lesson talking about ANALOGOUS NEIGHBORS and how we can make the warm colors "pop out" from the cool colors. These students are doing a fabulous job!  This project was full of lessons on pattern and texture as well

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.