Sunday, September 27, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

Primary colored dancers.

First grade learned about the primary colors and how the are the "first" colors.  You need theses three colors to create all the other colors....that is a big deal in the color world.  Also, I threw in a little lesson on moving lines and space, why not right?

Friday, September 18, 2015

Monster doodles.

Every once in a while I doodle a monster card and pin it up on the wall.  I then sometimes give them away to students, they then act like I gave them a million dollars!


So Kindergarten is starting off their elementary art career with a few lessons on lines.  They are learning that lines draw and paint pictures right now.  Not everything my students do involves an awesome looking project.  I do a lot of art activities that help teach concepts or vocabulary....of course in Kindergarten the students have to also learn what in the world paint is and how in the world do you use a paintbrush.  You have to start somewhere right?

Friday, September 11, 2015

Free choice=SHARK!

In fifth grade today a student got done with ten minutes to spare and this is what he did.  Sometimes the best stuff happens at the end of class during free choice drawing time.  Dang!

Art element of "space".

Second grade learned about how to use "space".  Something I teach my students so that they can create a more balanced composition.  This was a one day painting so that I could finally get something up on the wall for display.     

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

First week art books.

My kinders, first and second graders started out the year with a project that involved these three books.  It is good for these kids to know that good old Mr. Cleveland knows how to read!  

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Here we go 2015-2016!

So on the first day of school my Smartboard went out, so I started scribbling on the whiteboard least I didn't need to use a chalkboard!  So much for my first day of school fancy Notebook presentation.  For that I deserve a donut.