Friday, March 16, 2018

Today’s WOW art.

I am going to start posting random pieces of artwork throughout the rest of the school year that I think are WOW to me.  These works of art by multiple age levels are created and stand out to me for various reasons....they speak to me:)  I will snap the pic in real time and post it.  Students love this idea. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Kindergarten learned about the use of space and outer space at the same time.  I also threw in a little lesson about what it means to use balance.  I love construction paper crayons!  So little clean up:)

Monday, March 5, 2018


Fifth graders brought it on this one!  The only requirement I had was that there had to be a cardinal in the painting somewhere.  The students came up with their own composition.  I am lucky because I get to stare at these paintings all least until I have to hand them back:)

Thursday, February 22, 2018

More Alma paintings.

Here are some more Alma Thomas inspired paintings for "Black History Month".  It has truly been a great month here at Westside Elementary School.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Alma Thomas Inspiration.

For black history month I taught the students about an artist that I really enjoy named Alma Thomas.  She was an Art Teacher back in the day.  And when she finally retired she became strictly a Painter.  I feel connected to her because I will paint off into the sunset when I retire as well.  We are the same:)

Monday, February 19, 2018

Black History Month.

For Black History Month the students at Westside have been learning about all kinds of people that have made a difference in our world.  In my classes we did several collaboration murals.  The main lesson besides just history is that working together makes us stronger.  Each student had a part they needed to complete in order for the mural to work....every single person was important.  Everyone makes a difference. 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The back yard of Monet.

Most of the students at Westside observed and studied the Japanese Bridge Painting by Claude Monet.  To study it I had them get out the paints and paint their own version in the impressionistic style.  These are wonderful.