Thursday, February 21, 2013

What's been going on the art room in February!

I take tons of photos on my phone during class! However getting them to my blog is another story. Here are some  super fun things some grade levels have been working on the past couple of weeks.

Fourth Grade: Circke Weaving on coat hanger. A NEW WEAVING PROJECT FOR ME! Great idea from Mrs. Picasso's Art Room. Her blog has a great directions on how to make the loom and get started. 
Don't let the pink shirt fool you. This is boy! He and few more fourth grade boys have  proven to be my best and fastest weavers!
Two classes hung on wall be worked on. Not done yet. Great way  to store  in between class times. Kids just pick them up as they walk into room. 
First Grade student working on Clay heart. This lesson was on Jim Dine. These are done actually. Ill post finished pics later. 
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Third Grade Gyotaku lesson. Student's inking and rubbing their fish. These are done too. More pics to come soon. 

Second Grade Japanese Bridges. These student's are dabbing away with quick  prints to capture Monet's brush style. One more day to wrap these up! Ill post more finished pics later. 

Kindergarten's Cool Jellies!

In Kindergarten we are learning all about color.
We have already discussed warm colors with  our scribble sun  lesson and I wanted to do a lesson on cool colors as well. I found this lesson on Pinterest, from Mrs. Knight's Smartest Artists blog. This lesson took three class times. I really wanted it to take two but it was just too much. I decided to let my time line go and just let the kids take their time with cutting and punching holes. It was worth the wait.

First Day
Discussion of cool colors, what they are, what that means, and examples on works of art.
Cool wavy painted lines

Second Day: Book
"I'm the best artist in the Ocean" by Kevin Scherry
cut semi oval for jelly fish body and use scrapbook scissors and hole punchers for legs/glue on paintings. This took forever! Kids had difficult time with punchers but got the hang of it. They rallied through it!  This part carried us into the next class time.

Third Day:
Smart board activity. Where kids had to sort and drag colors into warm and cool groups.
Finish up legs, the more the better. Eyes with white pre cut circles (i made from my cricut) and hole punched eye balls. A mouth, name in back ground and stamped light blue bubbles from the top of a cup. 
As you can see some of these are without a mouth! One or two classes I just ran out of time at the end of class and we left them so. No problem...still super cute. 

This one looks as if he is floating!

One of my favorites. This one is hung outside my class room  door in a frame. 

Scrap book scissors and hole punchers! This little girl below is actually cutting a zig zag on her own! You go girl!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Color Wheel Cows

Third Grade lesson where student's learned about the life and art of Peter Diem. We discusses how he experimented with  his paintings and student's watched a short video clip of Diem painting.

We experimented with color by using the primarys to create the secondarys and intermediates.

This lesson for me was inspired by other art teacher bloggers, such as Kids Artists, and Panther's Pal   . Great lesson color mixing and abstract art!! I have tons to great student examples I need to post as well. Total success!