Kindergarten students learned the difference between 2-D and 3-D art. We also discovered that some art can even be functional. They created a pinch pot and learned the basic clay building process. They were, needless to say, excited!
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
A lot of elementary art does not turn out the way the little artist means for it to turn out. I do not teach so that the students produce perfection. I teach process and experience. I love the process of creating art. If art was suppose to turn out well all the time my class would be stressful (and waste a whole lot of paper because they would constantly start over). Anyway this zebra spoke to me.....it is my favorite one:)
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Kindergarten learned about the process of collage. We also learned a bit about Zebras and Africa and the importance of a local zoo. Can you tell what shapes we learned about in this project? We are working on our drawing skills by breaking it down into shapes:)
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Happy Birthday to good old Albert Einstein. Pi Day. I did this activity with my fourth graders. Not all things turn out perfect:) I think this is Einstein? Basically each student got a square to enlarge using only a black crayon. In the end we came together as a team and put it together. E=mc2!
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Fifth graders had to do a sculpture assessment. We used clay to sculpt cubes the best they can. they sculpted a sphere first and then transformed the sphere into a cube. Then later the students had to come up with a design and a game to play with the cube. I call them game cubes. Needless to say this was educational fun:) I will share more later.