Friday, May 27, 2016
5th graders created these papier mache animals using recycled materials! You can see from the bottom picture here, they used creamer shaped bottles, news paper, tag board and tape to create their armature for their animal. The next art class they had to distress one color of construction paper and papier mached over their armature. The class after they drew on details (eyes, mouth, legs) with pencil and went in and painted it these details. The class after they decorated with yarn, pipe cleaners, gems, ribbon, what ever they needed! I love when students say, "I wan't to do this"...."How can we do that?" and we brainstorm how to can do it! That is what art is all about, problem solving! I just adore these three unicorns and how they each went about decorating it differently!
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Monday, May 9, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
For the second year, our school has put on a culture event. The staff asked if I would create art projects to be displayed the night of the event that correlated with what continent each grade was studying. Of course I said yes! I love working with classroom teachers and connecting art with other areas of the school. I got an early start and had no trouble doing a different culture/continent with each grade level. I hung the art on our cork strips and bulletin boards around the school which was nice that the art didn't have to go up and come down in one night. The event had families walk through the school to view the art and any other posters/projects the students created in their classroom. We also asked families and staff to bring a dish to sample from their culture. It was a huge success! With a school of about 200 kids, we had about 250 people come!