Sunday, December 31, 2017

Art Club Activities 2017/18

Art Club Activities 2017/18

No Prob-llama Painting
Hosta Leaf Clay Dish
Be - You - Tiful Painting
Model Magic Pokemon Badges
Huge Plaster Crayon/Pencil
POW Pop Art Painting

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Five Minute Drawings

This Holiday Season my Five Minute Drawings focus on our rescue cat Lloyd.  He came with the name and I added to it a bit.  Here are The Holiday Adventures of Lloydie-Boy

Friday, December 22, 2017

Perfect Gifts for The Art Teacher

Perfect Gifts for The Art Teacher!
Thank You Stella!
Beautiful handmade ornaments out of Birch Wood.  Her Mom burns the messages into the wood free hand.  They smell so good!

All Aboard!

Grades 1-2 were one hundred percent on board the Polar Express this week.  There were trains full of everything from cops to coal and even presents.  The trains were making their way through the high icy peaks.  Yetis were peeking out from around the corners.  Love how imaginative they can be!

Holiday Door Decorating Contest

Holiday Door Decorating Contest with some rules due to Fire code among other things.  The decorating had to start after school on Wednesday and be taken down at the end of the day Thursday.  No crepe paper, balloons or lights, etc.
Anywho, three students helped me throw this together super fast.  Thanks to Emma, Sarah and Taylor! 



Holiday Spirit Week Elementary Activities

Holiday Spirit Week Elementary Activities.  I made a little pack of activities to go along with each themed day (and then some).  They were mainly employed by early finishers. I like to have more than enough to do.  You never know what the days will bring. 
A long time ago at a child's birthday party the kids were just running around with extreme excitement and no particular purpose.  My brother-in-law called it "orbiting"
This time of year can produce the same result at school.

There are 9 Pages in all

Link to Holiday Spirit Week Pack
4 pages for pajama day (3 individual people and 1 page that includes all 3 people).  One for scarf day.  One for ugly sweater day.  One for candy cane day.  One for sock day and one for crazy hair day.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Next Week is Spirit Week!

Next week is Spirit Week.  Trying to come up with some quick and easy activities to go along with it.  So far I have this:

inspiration/idea loosely based on a search that took me to:  psd-dude.com


Friday, December 8, 2017

DIY Really Tall Cowboy Hat

DIY Really Tall Cowboy Hat
Directions for the super large cowboy hats in a previous post



Sunday, December 3, 2017

Drawing Prompt Advent Calendar

I couldn't find an Advent Calendar for my daughter this year so I made one.  The countdown has already begun but I will post it anyway.  Super easy and fun!  I ended up making one for my mom too.  The possibilities for patterns and colors are limited by your supply of papers but the possibilities for various -  prompts/messages/photos/jokes - are endless.
A link to a Zip file containing directions, calendar and templates is here:





Making More!




Sunday, November 26, 2017

Hand Drawn Holiday Trees By School Subject Area

Hand drawn Holiday Trees by School Subject Areas:  Technology, Science, Phys Ed, Math, History, English/Library, Music & Art.  Would make a fun lesson plan or Journal Challenge.  I definitely had fun with it!


I also made Holiday Gift Tags out of them.  Message me if interested.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Animated GIF

I hadn't used the timeline in Photoshop for many years.  A student, Haley, refreshed my memory the other day.  I am very thankful to have Haley in Media Art class this year!  I also tried out some very quick shading under the advice of my daughter who is also in the class.  

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fall Book Fair Cowboy Hats

My co-workers came to me with an idea and a video for launching the Book Fair Week.  Large cowboy hats fashioned out of rolled paper.  I tried to wrangle that rolled paper into a hat but it just wasn't working.  Then I tried rolled poster board - that didn't work.  Looked around at home improvement store and found a temporary floor covering, RAM Board.   It is made out of recycled materials, 100% Green and affordable.  It was light, easy to use and made a beautiful massive cowboy hat.  EXTREME fun!  The kids are still talking about it




Love this girl!  Love TL too!  You guys ROCK!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Positive & Negative Space Words/Illustrations

New Project!  Form a word by placing illustrations related to that word around the outside of the letters. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Fall Book Fair

I truly enjoy Book Fairs and the themes that come with them.  Building excitement for Reading - Priceless!
My mother is a retired Art Teacher so I grew up hand-cutting letters.  She usually does it for me now but she is getting ready for a show so I did it myself.  Little wobbly and crooked but I'm still proud of my work.


Saturday, November 4, 2017

Digital Photo Double Exposure

Watched a video Tutorial on Double Exposure:  Phlearn.com 
Super simple if you have just the right photos first.  I will be searching for better combinations tomorrow.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Paper Animation

Thanks to an article on The Art of Ed I am creating these beginning animations with Media Art

Friday, October 20, 2017

Journal Session Joint Super Day

What a treat to spend the day with area Art Teachers (also Music, Phys Ed., Special Ed. and more).  We had a nice quiet Journal Session and survived a NEW STEAM/Photoshop Workshop.  
Shout Out to the amazing educators that spent the whole day in my Art Room & Computer Lab - Thank You!
My main goal was that you left feeling appreciated and hopefully took away a few new resources