Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Super easy name art using the craft sticks from the dollar store. Get size large and colored ones if u can. I used gardening clippers to cut the sticks to make the letters, then hotgluded them together, then acrylic paint to decorate. Yarn could also be used to create color by wrapping around.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Most years my school does an auction at the end of the year for find raising, and I try and help out by doing class group art projects. Here are a few so far for this year's auction.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
So I posted a while ago we were starting an Egyptian art unit and a couple of classes have finished, so here is the process in pictures. These are 4th and 5th graders mostly, but I did this project with 1st-6th grade. I am loving the end result and the kids loved learning about Queen Nefertiti and her nephew Tut. They brought in the brown paper bags that we used for the sarcophaguses, researched Egyptian art and even took a virtual tour of King Tut's tomb. We talked about the flail and crook that he holds in his hands and what they symbolize. And they looked at hieroglyphics and wrote their names in pictures on their mummy.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
Kindergarteners studied Claude Monet and his Impressionism paintings. I talked about visiting his garden, which would be amazing. I read the book 'The Magical Garden of Claude Monet'. They drew out lillypads on black paper and colored them in with green chalk. They colored the backgrounds with loose brush strokes in blue and white chalk. Next they made a tissue paper flower in pastel colors, and attached it with half a pipe cleaner through a hole, taped down in the back. Fun project, kids loved blending the chalk and getting messy.