Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Paul Cezanne for Fifth Grade

Paul Cezanne for Fifth Grade, Still Life with three Apples has so much to look at and talk about:  Shading, shadows, color mixing, small brushstrokes, overlapping to add depth and complimentary colors.  Try grounding your Still Life with something other than a straight line in the background!

Piet Mondrian for First Grade

Talked about:  Primary Colors, Horizontal Lines, Vertical Lines, Broadway Boogie Woogie, Composition II.  Super charged First Graders dug into box tops full of squares and rectangles in all shapes and sizes.  As they worked they talked amongst themselves about windows, roads, cars and cabs.



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Nature Prints

Digital Photo is a bit of a challenge this year because it is the first class of the day.  I take them outside to gather photos.  For the past 5 years it has been an afternoon class.  So our feet are getting wet from the dew but we are making it work.  There wasn't any sun for our SUN Prints but they still came out great.  Students pinned natural and man-made materials to Nature Print Paper purchased at Blick.  Walked outside for two minutes and then back in to bath them in water for a minute.  I just love the White & Blue.




















Sunday, August 20, 2017

DIY Pinhole Solar Eclipse Viewer

Looked it up on the Nasa.gov Website
We are not in a good viewing area but it was fun to make the boxes

Friday, August 18, 2017

Back to School Prep

Twas the week before school would be back in session
All the teachers were stirring with anticipation
The clean smocks were hung on their hooks with care
The mannequins came out of their snug little bed
10 shiny new totes were filled to the brim


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Interactive Mural

The interactive murals everyone has been posting are so much fun.  The kids at school will be excited to have one too.  So, why not!



Might get a better shot when it is on the wall instead of spread out between two tables.

Revived an old Art Room stool that has been welded back together several times.


Friday, August 11, 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Art Room Sign

The last Art Room Sign before school starts.  Will be painted on plywood.  If you would like a black/white printable version follow the link below.



Saturday, August 5, 2017

Five Minute Drawing

Kiwi is a green cheek conure.  Pet of a dear friend
The legs and feet need to be bigger and flatter

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Art Room Signs

I have always used a graphite stick to transfer lettering.  In a search for diy signs I saw someone using chalk.  Chalk is so much easier.  It makes a soft bright line that doesn't get in the way of oil paint pens and easily brushes off when done.  Easy Peasy! 
Just print out your words, flip them over, rub the back of the paper with chalk, trace, apply paint pen.  Brush chalk off or leave it for effect.

Used oil pens because the chalk pen rubs right off and I don't plan on changing these.  Wood sign boards & easel purchased at Target .30 cents on clearance.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

New Art Room Signs

Found these at Target for .30 cents each.  Bought a Bistro Chalk Marker for a dollar.

Monday, July 31, 2017

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick's 31 Day Watercolor Challenge ends today.  I missed a couple of days at the beginning and a few in between.  It was fun using watercolors every day.  You really learn a lot about the quality of the materials you are using. The tiny free paintbrush that comes with the paint was challenging most days.  The 2 shades of green plus a blue and yellow that somehow made the exact same green when mixed???? & a dark red with even darker specks in it???  Proud of all entries based on the time and materials used.
The 28th and LAST entry!
Blick - July is World Watercolor Month

Sunday, July 30, 2017

31 Day Watercolor Challenge

Blick is having a 31 Day Watercolor Challenge.  Taking a little extra time to paint my Five Minute Drawings.  Here is the 26th entry.  The theme for all of the drawings/paintings:  Summer Favorites