First grade artists have been learning about the Impressionist work of Claude Monet. As they examined Monet’s Japanese Bridge painting, they all wondered….where are the frogs on the lily pads?! So…we created lily pads, blending our colors so it looked like the sun was shining on them, just like Monet might do. They added little [...]
There isn’t any snow for us to go outside and build a snowman, so why not build a snowman in the art room? That is exactly what the Kindergarten artists did! Students had a fun class exploring with model magic to create their snowmen. They turned out so cute, and now they can say they [...]
I am in love with my sweet first grade artists! We began our first big art project by exploring lots of media – markers, crayons, watercolor, ink pens, and Model Magic. They enjoyed reading books about farm animals and learning about the critters on my farm – and their “Pig in a Puddle” pieces are [...]
My third grade artists always learn coil pot building for their clay project. This year I switched it up a bit, and the coil pots became bird nests. We squeezed “twigs” through garlic presses to finish the tops of our pots – this was a big hit with my third graders! glazing our nests [...]
Today I had the pleasure of sitting in a cushy chair and watching someone else work! I visited my mentee, Mrs. Nienhouse, at South Elementary and enjoyed seeing her work some art magic with her students. We had a fun morning, and I was impressed with Mrs. Nienhouse’s planned projects AND her fabulous students. Here’s [...]
Fifth grade artists recently finished these expressive model magic faces. We looked at the art of Cree and Shoshone Indian artist Sarain Stump and then created these faces that showed an emotion of their choice. They then added symbols around their portraits to add emphasis to their work.
Second grade artist are wrapping up their African Culture study with a mask project. After looking at a variety of African masks, they created a mini-mask using model magic. The masks were painted with metallic acrylic paint – my second graders loved working with the copper, gold, silver and bronze paints! After the masks were [...]