Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Circle Painting

I've seen this out on blogs before, if you haven't done it, its SO fun!

Friday, May 20, 2011

M.C. Escher Eye

In Art class, 4th graders learned about the talented artist
M.C. Escher. We looked at his study of an eye and used it as inspiration for our eye drawings!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Drip Watercolor Flowers

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pretty as a Peacock

we painted marshmellows!

In art class, we studied peacocks! 2nd graders learned they originally came from India and that they can even fly! They also learned that only the male has a huge beautiful tail of feathers. The female is mostly gray with short feathers. While learning about peacocks, we also learned about the warm and cool colors.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Clay Banks

Love this clay monkey. You put the money in the mouth!
Penguins were very popular. Some added hats that you could take on and off to cover up the money hole.

Isn't this seal great too!

This whale blew me away!!!!

This pink ostrich cracks me up!

A wolf with his tongue hanging out!

Love this cat's paws!

This is a talented student Ally that has her own horse. Amazing!

You can even take the saddle off!

A few elephants

Love this puppy!

Aren't these two octopuses cute!

Penguins were VERY popular. Maybe next year I should just do a penguin clay project?

Owls were popular too. Isn't awesome how different they all are? Can you see the little baby owl next to her momma? CUTE!

Top view of owls

Even a hedgehog!

A bear with honey

Love this family of penguins!

Ok, isn't this SO amazing for a 5th grader!?!?! This is Zach, he is taking a clay art class this summer at the local collage, which you can see is right up his ally! He had the idea of being able to take the wing in and out for the money hole! He worked So hard on this and even came in during a few recesses to finish.

Another view

A koala and a panda. The koala was painted with under glaze, not many students chose to use it.

there were a few piggy banks!

a rhino

two hippos :)

I love this project! These clay banks were created by 5th graders. I was so amazed at their talent, there were so many good ones to post! They were made by connecting two pinch pots stuffed with a paper towel. The students could make any animal they wanted. We used tempera paint and Mod Podge because Glaze is so expensive and we are running very low! There is only one hole at the top, big enough for money to go in and come out!