Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Color Wheel Pizza

Grades k-2 studied a lesson on colors, particularly the primary and secondary colors! We sang a song about colors, completed a worksheet on colors and then we created a color wheel pizza. This project not only taught the students color but also cutting, pasting, painting, and texture. Students really enjoyed drawing the toppings on their pizza, painting the colors and they loved pretending to eat the colors. I overheard some students pretending to choose which piece they wanted and then pretending to eat it!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Junior High students got an amazing oppurtunnity from Herrera school neighbors. They contacted us and asked if we would like to paint their brick wall, and we said "OF COURSE!!!!" First, we discussed what subject we would like to paint. There were so many great ideas that involved our school, our community, and our culture. So, we decided to add a bit of each of them!

Here are some pictures (above) of the wall before and the original sketch. Below are some pictures of the progress!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Wayne Thiebaud!!

Wayne Thiebaud is a POP ARTIST (which means that he is interested in painting things from mass culture) from MESA, ARIZONA!!! He is most well known for his paintings of ice cream, pies, cakes and candies. He began drawing and painting in the fifties and one summer he worked at Walt Disney drawing goofy, Pinnochio and Jimminy Cricket making only $14.00 a week. 1st and 2nd graders at Herrera used oil pastels and studied cylinders, groundline and using shadow.

Thursday, May 12, 2011


3rd and 4th Graders at Herrera created animal mosaics!!! I let them choose any animal of their choice and then they sketched out a very simple drawing on white paper. I reminded them to fill up the whole page, draw simple (no fine details) and draw big!!! After they sketched it out we used PAINT SWATCHES (that were donated) to create the mosaic. In each color of the Mosaic we used different shades of that color to create interest. This project took us longer than we had anticipated, however, I think the results came out beautifully and show all of the effort that was put into each tile.