Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Pinch pot time!

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

Pi Day Activity.


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.