Monday, December 19, 2011

Winter Scenes

So impressive!  Students absolutely blew my mind with this lesson I found on artsonia. For this lesson we used Chalk and Chalk pastels to create a nighttime winter scene.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

4th and 5th grade Haunted Houses!

Sorry it's been so long since my last post, but we have been busy!  I will keep our Halloween projects updated as we work through them.  For this project, we studied organic and geometric forms, as well as Victorian Architecture.  Students used the resources and vocabulary we learned to create their own haunted house designs.  We created our backgrounds using a tissue paper bleed "crackle" design, then drew over it with sharpie.  Here are our 4th and 5th grade haunted houses!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Crayon Etching

Each year my third grade students experiment with lines by making crayon etchings!  I finally got it right this year!  The trick is to cover BRIGHT crayon colors with thick black tempra paint instead of the crayons or oil pastels we tried in previous years.  We had some spectacular results!

School Spirit!

To support our girls volleyball team, the fifth graders chipped in to design posters for the gym!  They planned their poster in groups and created twelve wonderful posters.  GO YANKS!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Welcome Back Students!

As we get started back into a new set of projects, we have a new set of choices for students when they finish their artwork.These choices allow students to experience using a variety of media to create their own art and share their creations with other students!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Friendship Bracelets

Each year I like to end my 5th grade classes with friendship bracelets.  After a bit of practice, even the boys are excited and find their favorite sports team colors or 6th grade school colors to make their bracelets (or extras after they finish their graded project).  This year as usual it became a fad!  Even the 4th graders started making some in their free time!  Here is one student finished example:

If you would like instructions on the Candy Stripe knot pattern we used please see a list of instructions here.
There are lots more patterns as well as internet videos out there to show many more knots.

Art Throughout the Year

We had so many fantastic art pieces this year, many of them before I started this blog, I wanted to take a space and share some of those projects with you.  I hope you enjoy! 
-Mrs. C