Friday, January 23, 2015



We are finishing our ceramic unit this week with the entire school. Our third grade students learned about Pablo Picasso and Cubism. They created face sculptures and combined two view points of a face. They are full of texture and color! 

Our fourth grade students created clay looms. We will begin weaving on them next week! They are beautiful. Some students created pinch pot monsters instead of looms. 

Both projects were finished using oil pastel, water color and Mod Podge. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Stop motion at Harris!!

We are finally finished with our stop motion film! Here is the link and some photos of the process. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Holiday Mail for Heros

I was asked by a parent to partner with the American Red Cross to create some holiday mail with our Harris kids.  These are for members of our armed forces that may be separated from their loved ones this holiday season. It was a great service project for our kiddos to be involved in! Hope they make someone's day!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Paper mâché pots

Mrs. Long's class paper mached on recycled yogurt tubs for a "flower pot" for their sunflower weavings. More Picts to come as we finish!! 

Sunflowers continued!

Some photos from our fourth grade weaving project... 

We also created some crayon rubbings of the sunflowers from our garden! 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sunflowers!! Our school garden and Van Gogh inspired artwork!

The sunflowers are sky high in our garden! I'm teaching our students a little about Vincent Van Gogh this week, so we decided to bring some of the outside in! Third grade will create an oil pastel/ water color still life of sunflowers. Our fourth grade students will learn to radial weave on a sunflower loom they created from paper plates! Here are some photos to show where we are on the process!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Garden prints!

Our school has an amazing garden. Yesterday I decided to pick a few of the fruits and veggies and teach some of my classes a little about printmaking. We discussed texture, color and shape. We created crayon rubbings of the large sunflower leaves and printed tomatoes, beans, leek blossoms, apples, strawberries and kale. 

This last photo was from the last class of the day. They were able to try all of the produce on our table covers before I threw them away.... It was messy!