Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Jim Dine Inspired Metal Tooling

I just love hearts! Maybe it is the simplicity of the shape or what it stands for! I'm always drawn to art and home decor that has to do with love and hearts! I even am planning to get my first tattoo, and you guessed it, it will have hearts! No wonder I have to do a few Jim Dine inspired heart lessons each year! This year I did a metal tooling lesson with third grade. I think they turned out beautiful and the students really enjoyed the process!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Mache Snowmen and Penguins

First graders made the snowmen in two art classes, second graders created the penguins in two art classes. LOVE working with papier mache with my students!

Penguin Collage (with warm/cool background)

Snowmen at Night

I've done this lesson the past two years and the results are always wonderful! We read Snowmen at Night and discuss the illustrations, particularly looking at how the illustrator shows form using highlight and shadow. The kids get so into these drawings and adding details! Many staff members comment on how great they look hanging up in the hallway!

Thursday, January 14, 2016