Monday, June 11, 2018

The gift of Art.


One of my third graders created this piece of art for me as a gift to say thank you for teaching him the ways of art. Art is the best gift....so kind. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Rainbows of course.


With all this rain here in Wisconsin I figured I would throw in a rainy day project.  Kindergarten and first grade did an oil resist painting.  I taught them about the horizon line and how one simple line can separate the sky from the ground....in this case the puddles. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mural time.


An artist in residence group came to Westside for a couple of days and helped run a mural project for all the students.  The group is called Dane Arts Mural Arts (DAMA).  They did a fantastic job coming in and teaching the kids about community.  Next year they will help create an even larger permanent mural in the hallway across from the office.  I can't wait......actually I can because I need summer break to go slow:)

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

More rockets.


One of my second grade classes worked on these oversized rocket paintings for their musical the other day.  They had to work in groups and cooperate and communicate in order to complete this task.  These are out of this world:)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Space Travel.


Second grade used foam and ink to make these wonderful space traveling prints.  Each student made their own series of prints that was inspired by their very own space traveling machine they designed.  This was a fun experience for them....messy....but fun:)