Wednesday, December 15, 2010
We all had so much fun creating these close-up snowman portraits. Students were really encouraged to think creatively and draw what they would want their snowman to look like. Some students made baseball snowmen, ninjas, snow-women, and even a snow bunny!!! We used oil pastels and drew first in white, then added colors and lastly used black (so the white wouldn't mix with the black). Great Job!!!
Monday, December 13, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Every Year our district art teachers make ornaments for the holiday season. This year, Junior High students made theirs out of light bulbs. The first step was to cut tissue paper into small squares and glue them on the light bulb with a glue and water mixture (puctured below). They can choose to make a pattern, a solid color or many colors. While that was drying, we started creating our ornaments faces out of felt and buttons. I think that Tacky Glue works the best for this project. The next step is tying the string or ribbon around the light bulb. Finally, we glued the face to the top of the light bulb. Students were really creative, making santa faces, hello kittly faces, reindeer and even a Jack Skellington!!!I think these are going to be a big hit this holiday season!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
This was a really fun project for the 3rd and 4th graders. We learned about landscapes and silhouettes!! they really had fun drawing the spooky houses and some of them really got creative about what to put in their landscapes!!! the first step was to draw a spooky landscape with a black crayon or oil pastel. Then, they colored everything in black, except for the sky and anything that may have a light (like the windows, candles, moon, and inside the faces of the pumpkin or tree). Next, they colored the lights with yellow. And lastly, they chose two colors for the sky from watercolor paints.
Also, I had one of those AWESOME teacher moments while I was doing cafeteria duty. I was walking around the cafeteria when i saw one of my 3rd grade students raising his hands wildly, so excited!!! He was so excited to show me what his mom had packed in his lunch that day. When he showed me the Cheeto's bag I was confused... and he said, "Look, it has a landscape silhouette, just like our art project!!!" He gave it to me, when he was finished of course, so that I could show it to my other classes!! (picture of the bag below)