Monday, December 11, 2017

The clay emoji.

Fifth grade created clay emojis.  We learned about what it takes to become an emoji artist.....sometimes art can be SO simple.  Nice work fifth!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The ceramic owl.

Second grade worked hard on a clay slab project.  Our inspiration was the bird called the owl.  We discussed facts about the bird and observed the basic shapes it takes to sculpt an owl.  We also learned about the element of texture and how it can be used in art to create pattern.  I wish I could take all these home with me.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Kindergarten Ninja Turtle.

A kindergartner left this for me on my desk today as he left. Rafael the Ninja Turtle. I love receiving little masterpieces from my little artists:)

Friday, November 17, 2017


Kindergarten learned how to break objects into shapes and lines and put them together to create a recognizable image such as a turkey.  It is turkey season after all.  We also used our awesome painting skills to add color.  While the students did this they also learned some cool facts about turkeys.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Where the Wild Things Are.

Second grade explored collage.  I read them the awesome story "Where the Wild Things Are".  The students used wild papers to build, design, and create their own wild thing.  Oddly enough these wild things were very natural for them to do.  I think they reflect their inner selves:) Great work!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

First grade spiderwebs.

First grade used scratch art paper to create spider web patterns.  I taught them to draw a "+" sign, then an “X”, then a letter ”U” to connect the lines. The students figured out how to draw spiders on their own. They thought it was magical.  Nice work first grade. 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Fall colors.

Second grade knows the difference between warm and cool colors pretty well now thanks to this project.  The students also understand a little bit about contrast of colors and how it is important to use in order to create a focal point in a painting.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Value of a pumpkin.

5th grade did a value test.  The students had to come up with a composition using at least three pumpkins and a moon.  They had to prove to me that they understood what value was.  They had to show that they understand how a light reacts when it hits an object.  Art tests are totally fun (at least to me). 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

R.O.Y. trees.

Second grade has been studying color and how it all works.  This was a study on warm colors.  The students needed to show that they knew warm colors by painting warm color trees.  It turns out that the Fall colors are warm:)  Happy Fall everyone.   

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Lines and shapes.

Kindergarten used scissors to cut different lines to create shapes.  They have learned that lines are used to draw with as well as paint with and even cut with.  The students are starting to realize that lines are very important in the art world.  Now we just need to work on getting in line at the end of class;)  Nice work Kindergarten.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The perfect Fall tree.

Third grade was given the challenge of painting the perfect Fall tree.  I googled the perfect Fall tree painting and showed the students what google thought was the perfect Fall tree.  We then discussed the different paintings and came to realize everyone is different and has a different idea of the perfect tree.  After our discussion they just painted away....nice job third.