Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Glowing lights.

So what do you do with four days until "winter break"?  I taught multiple age levels how to blend chalk pastels to make them have a glowing affect.  I do not teach "Christmas" but if a student decides that they want the holiday as their subject matter than have at it.  Fun was had by all this week. Happy "winter break":)

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Out of nowhere.

So fourth grade had an opportunity to do some sculpting out of clay to work on their three dimensional thinking and all of a sudden a monster made out of tar was born. Sometimes you just never know what is going to be created....that is what is so exciting about Art!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Texture necklaces.

Kindergarten learned all about texture, which is one of the elements of art by the way.  We basically took a piece of clay and rolled it into a "sphere" and then put it on the floor and then stepped on it.  The students were amazed at the texture pattern a shoe print can make.  After glazing it we then used fine motor skills to string it and bead it.  The students loved wearing them out of the art room!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Owls of November.

Well November is pretty much over and here are some second grade owl paintings that have been created.  The students used metallic paint on black paper.  we learned that basic lines can close in to make basic shapes which can in the end create a recognizable image. Pattern and contrast was then shown throughout the student's work as well.  On to December.

Friday, November 18, 2016

R.O.Y. Trees.

Second grade has studied the color wheel and how colors work together.  Here we used the warm colors (Fall colors) to create a fall landscape scene.  The background has the cool colors in it.  I can not tell you how important color is in Art....and in our world.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Before School Sports is on.

Here is a pass I designed for the sports program I help run.  It is nice to see our Wildcats outside of the art room.  Basically we offer an active way to start the day before the morning bell rings....good times:)

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Where The Wild Things Are.

Second grade explored the art form of collage.  We went through my favorite children's book growing up "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak.  We then used different "wild" papers to create our own wild things.  There is just something about this project I just love.  It might be the wild part:)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Value pumpkins.

Fifth grade had a value test.  We looked at pumpkins with a light source and we discovered that there were in fact different values of orange that were created by the light.  we used this observation to create a piece of artwork that shows value using oil pastels.  Nice work fifth grade!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Contrast paintings.

Third grade learned how to use contrast in their artwork.  Contrast helps keep a focal point in their creations.  It is good to emphasize the important parts in a piece of art.  We used fluorescent paint on top of black paper.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Kindergarten sunflowers.

Kindergarten learned how to use "space" by painting sunflowers.  They also are getting the hang of the painting procedures in the Art Room.  They all know how to get the materials out and put them least most of them know:)  We had a few spills here and there...and...everywhere:)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Art of Fall.

Fourth grade explored patterns and contrast of color. The idea was to contrast the leaf with the background. We used black crayon and fluorescent paints. I bet you have never seen leaves like these before:)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

A smack of jellyfish.

Fifth grade showed me they knew and could apply the element of "space".  Every time they receive a piece of paper from me they need to think about space and how to use it.  We used fluorescent tempera and painted a school of jellyfish.....which I found out later was called a "smack" of jellyfish.