Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Last Post of the 2012-13 School Year! Collaborative Painting!

For our last project of the year the kids worked on collaborative paintings. We talked a lot about working together and that everyone’s idea/opinion matters and needs to be respected. Each table had to pick a shape and paint that shape over and over again on a large paper w/black paint. The next step was to add lines to connect the shapes. The next class came in and added color. Each class kept adding more and more until it looked complete. You’ll have to wait until next school year to see the results because we will be hanging them up right at the start of the school year! Thanks to my friend Leah over at whatshappeningintheartroom blog for this idea! http://greenbayartroom.blogspot.com/2012/10/end-of-year-collaboration-project.html

O'Keeffe Skulls and Flowers

In Art class, 4th graders have been studying the art of Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986). O’Keeffe was born in Wisconsin. Later in life, she moved to New Mexico where she fell in love with the desert. O’Keeffe painted large flowers, skulls, and sunsets. Students created two artworks like O’Keeffe, a flower and a skull. They concentrated on blending colors the way O’Keeffe did.

Coil Pots

This was my first time doing coil pots and I was surprised by how great they turned out! Fourth graders had two art classes to build their pot and one day to glaze. Some students got their pots really tall! I didn’t know if I should have them score every time they attached a new row. I thought this would take forever and there would be too many score marks that didn’t get covered. But I was worried the pots would break if they didn’t score. So they did score each row, I didn’t have one break and for the most part, you can’t see score marks. Very successful project! I had some fun new glazes for them to try too!


Needed a fun one art class lesson for first grade. An art coworker from a different school gave me this idea. The kids had a blast making them! They are made from a TP tube and sticky tape! Great practice on their cutting skills :)