Wednesday, January 18, 2012

What makes YOu SCREAM!!!

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The kindergarten students learned about Edvard Munch's The Scream and created their own watercolor resists of what makes them scream! From spiders and monsters to roller coasters and ice cream they scream about it all!  Check out these adorable SCREAM faces! What makes you scream????

We LOVE cupcakes!

Make it POP! We are starting a series of art projects based on some POP art! Here are a few of our first grade pop art cupcakes inspired by pop artist, Wayne Thiebaud.   

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Gym/Art Project

A select few of students were chosen to work on a special project during lunch recess for about four tuesdays afternoons.  They have worked hard to paint Mr. Q's "launch boards" for gym class. Here is a sneak peak before they are turned into launching machines!

Fourth Grade Op Art Drawings

Fourth Grade Tree of Life Paintings

This project was inspired by Gustav Klimt's Tree of Life...

Fourth Grade Itty Bitty Cities!

Here is the start of our "itty bitty city" foam prints from this morning's art classes.  Just a sneak peak!

Stop back to see the finished product next week! 

Friday, January 13, 2012

Kindergarten Snow Globes

Keeping with our Winter theme, our kindergarten students created these snow globes! Using white crayons and blue water color, they created the snow and added either a snowman or christmas tree with construction paper.  The kindergarten students also learned how to draw a tree with no leaves using the letters Y and V.

Winter Trees

It's that time of year in Ohio again! We've had a very mild winter, but the snow is finally here. The first grade students learned to draw trees with no leaves by using the letters Y and V and then we added snow with a white crayon and painted with water color to achieve a "stained glass" affect.  All were successful! 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Clay Projects

My favorite time of year is coming up...TIME FOR CLAY! Every year I do a different clay project with each grade I teach. It is  A LOT of work, but ALWAYS very worth it. I save it for half way throug the school year for two reasons: the kiln warms up the buildings when it is snowing:), and also because it is a HUGE motivator! Everyone loves clay! Here are some past projects.

My first post

This is my first post on my new blog. I have been wanting to start this for a while now, but have not had the time!  My plan is to have this blog updated as much as possible with the projects my students are working on in the art room.  This week, my kindergarten students have been learning about Edvard Munch's The Scream painting and creating their own paintings of things that make them scream.  I took photos of each student giving their best SCREAM face and we will be gluing them onto their paintings next week.

The first grade students are learning about pop artist, Wayne Thiebaud and are drawing some fantastic cupcakes inspired by him.

The fourth graders just finished up some tree paintings inspired by Gustav Klimt's Tree of life painting and are beginning a printmaking project this week. We will be making some "itty bitty" cities based on some photos of skylines from cities around the world.