My little Kinders made their own sunshine this week as the snow piled up outside the art room window. We looked at several Aztec Sun Calendar images and then got busy with the yellow, orange, and red paints. I can’t wait to hang their happy sunshine paintings in the hallway!
Archive for February, 2011
My third graders finished up a very cool project this week that tied into their recent weaving project. We read a Nigerian folk tale called “Why the Sky is Far Away” and created portraits of the king in the folk tale, the Great Oba. Here are the beautiful results – each one is stunning!
You know how some groups of kids just really have it all together? My little pre-kindergarten group just amazes me! After they finished their painting project this week, I looked over and saw a huddle of boys over by the apron tub and couldn’t believe my eyes. They were taking all 30 of the aprons [...]
Our lovely crew of parent volunteers spent an afternoon hanging student artwork in the halls for me last week. Our students love seeing their artwork on display, and so do I! Thank you, parents!
A few more student pieces have been selected for our upcoming 2011 Student Art Show. Congratulations, artists!
If you have been following my blog, you know that we are preparing for the biggest and best art celebration of the year. April 26 is our Georgetown Artist Night at the Park Elementary Community Room. Please follow this link to find out more about it!
My kinders had a blast making these bowls full of fish! I couldn’t believe how excited they were to fill their bowl with fish and a castle for the fish to swim through. We began by looking at Paul Klee’s “Around the Fish” print. My little people loved looking at all the objects around the [...]
Fifth graders have been looking at lots of masks as they are learning about African culture. After viewing 12th century cast metal sculptures and masks made by the Yoruba people of what is now southern Nigeria, we began crafting metal masks using 32 gauge copper foil. We created texture on our masks by rubbing with [...]
This week my kinders and I read one of my favorite books, Russell The Sheep by Rob Scotton. We drew some fun Russell sheepies ourselves – the most fun, of course, was drawing Russell’s long striped hat! This was an easy little project, just markers and white oil pastels for Russell’s wool. Cute little guys, [...]
My fourth graders are really digging their weaving project. Some students are finishing up and begging for another cup to weave around – and when we have to stop at the end of class, I’m greeted with, “oh no, not already!” Truly music to my ears!