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.

Monet lilies.


Kindergarten did these fairly large group murals of Monet's water lilies.  We concentrated on using brushstrokes of paint with out washing our brushes off.  The students created their own colors by color mixing.  This was fun, and of course, messy. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Monet week.


This week is Claude Monet week in my art room.  All students are learning about Monet and the Impressionism movement he helped begin.  The main point to me is that you can put your feelings into your artwork.  You are you and not someone else.  Monet is my favorite. 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Mr. C.


I became the subject matter to a young artist the other day......looks just like me! 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Winter Cardinals.


Second grade did a great job using the art style called pointillism to create these awesome Cardinals in the Winter.  We explored line, space, shape, balance and technique.  The little artists used nothing but their finger to paint these beauties.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Mark Rothko imposters.


First graders learned about an artist originally from Russia named Mark Rothko.  He was an abstract expressionist.  Basically he painted a few colors on a canvas and called it good:)  Anyway, we studied one of his paintings that sold for $86,882,500!  It was called Orange, Red, Yellow.  Painted in 1961.  I think first grade did just as good as he did:)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Gameboy out of nowhere.


A couple of weeks ago this was found stapled to my wall:)  I really enjoy when I see something that was from the 80's.....also know as my childhood.  Little random images also tells me a little more about the artists that create them.