Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Mini Monet Artworks

One 5th grade class was a week behind due to a snow day. So we did a quick one day min Monet drawing using oil pastels. I had a table full of Monet images, they had to choose one, and replicate a similar artwork using Monet's Impressionistic style. They glued on a gold fancy frame when finished and I had them laminated. The turned out great and were a great addition to the Monet hallway!!!

Mini Monet Magnets

After creating a large Monet Mural, each 4th grader made a mini Monet painting. These are painted on tiny pieces of wood that were donated to the school. Modge Podge was painted over the top to seal the paint. A magnet was added to the back to be used for refrigerator art! These were finished just in time for Christmas gifts if they chose!

Monet Bridge Reflections

5th graders also studied Monet and Impressionism. They created art like Monet's famous Bridge over a pond of lilies. They folded their paper to create the bridge reflection in the water while the gold paint was still wet. I got this idea from!

Monet Mural

4th graders learned about Monet and Impressionism through power point then they each created a Monet pond w/water lilies. They were displayed close together to look like a giant Monet pond!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Symmetrical Masks

These masks were made by 5th graders with my sub, Jennifer Boudreau! They turned out great! Got many complements!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dream Snow

First graders read the book, Dream Snow by Eric Carle. We made art like him by painting snowflakes onto transparencies to go over our snowmen!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Melted Crayons

I know I've seen this out there on other blogs, but thoughts I'd post anyways...I made these melted crayons as a little Christmas gift for my nieces and nephews. I'll also make some for my classroom. They are cute and so easy to make!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Forget Waldo, Where is Mrs. Bartolazzi?

I've been out on maternity leave the first 12 weeks of school. My sub started the year off the same way I would have, making a giant Where's Waldo wall. Each student made a mini self portrait to add to the wall. Last year, it said, "Forget Waldo, Where is Mrs. Stelmach?"(our principle)...This year my sub changed it to my name! Very thoughtful of her! She made a cute drawing of me holding my baby. The kids love trying to find themselves, their friends, siblings and even Waldo was added too!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Brodie Michael

Sorry for not posting for months! I've been busy with the recent birth of our first child, Brodie born in July. I was lucky enough to have the first 12 weeks of school to spend hugging and kissing my little one to pieces! But now its back to reality! I plan to post some pictures of the neat lessons my long term sub did (with her permission of course). I am starting my time back with a Monet unit and then a Chihuly unit! Can't wait to see how they turn out and will be sure to share!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Good Bye 2009-2010 school year!

Art room packed up for the summer
Bulletin board

Art Careers

School Office Art Gallery

Each year, 5 artworks are chosen to be framed in the school office art gallery. These artworks are hung until the students graduate from High School! Our supportive parent group pays for the framing each year. I just love they way the office looks with all these amazing student artworks on display! What a fantastic way to welcome guests to our school!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Flying Pigs!

Close up of pigs

Pigs flying in the art hallway!
Pigs paper mached with paper towel

Flying paper mache pigs created by 3rd graders! Thanks Sarah Cherovsky for the lesson!
Pigs bodies are made from rolled newspaper and TP rolls taped on for legs and nose. You can kind of see this is the last picture.