Wednesday, October 11, 2017

This Week in Art

Kinder is making Pattern Bracelets! They made patterns on paper last week, so this week we did the same in beads.  They were so proud of their work.

First grade is experimenting with textures.  We got to feel a bunch of different things including fur and bubble wrap. Then we used texture plates to do crayon rubbings.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Family Art Night 2nd/3rd

Last night we had an absolute blast painting canvases with tape and acrylic paint.  Parents got to have a one-on-one date with their kids and make a fun project.

Watch for the sign ups for 4th/5h/6th grade Art Night, November 2nd.

This Week in Art Class

4th Graders studied American artist Alexander Calder.  We talked about his mobiles and stablies, then created our own using a single sheet of construction paper and some creativity.

The 1st graders have a hard time sitting still, so we did some still lifes :)
They practiced using their eyes to see shapes and lines and I am so proud of their work.

My 3rd graders used overlapping and blending analogous colors to create some tie dye fall pumpkins.  Come check them out on the board by the library upstairs!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


The 5th graders are working on contour line and zentangle.  They practice their contour line using a vase, glass, fruit or shoe.  After their drawing is good, they add zentangle to make an interesting composition.  So far so good!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Family Art Night - Kinder & 1st Grade

The first family Art Night of the year was a success!  We did a crayon & watercolor resist!  The kiddos traced their sweet little hands, and mom and dad added theirs, and a few details, with crayons before painting over them with watercolor paint.  
The projects were so adorable! 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Drawing Books!

Last spring, we did a Donors Choose fundraiser in order to buy some new How To Draw books for class.  The students use these during free draw, and during projects, in order to learn the shapes and details of many things they like to add to their works.  We were also able to purchase a few art reading books.  These books have been an awesome addition to the classroom and we are so thankful!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Forget Waldo..Where am I?

Our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders have been working on their own self-portrait for the "Where's Waldo" board by the Library.  Each student's drawing is posted up as they finish, and my own drawing is hiding in the crowd! Find yourself, then try and find me!

If you find me..awesome!  But keep in mind, I move every few you'll have to keep looking!