Monday, March 9, 2015

Monday Comic

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Trying to warm up!

- 9" x 12" drawing paper
- 9" x 6" drawing paper
- markers or colored pencils
- rulers
- pencils
- gluestick
- coffee mug tracer (optional)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Kandinsky Color Theory

- Oil Pastels
- Rulers
- 12" x 18" Drawing Paper

Monday, February 16, 2015

Kente Cloth

- 9" x 18" Black Construction Paper
- (6) 9" x 3" Construction Paper
- Black Tempera Paint
- Corrugated Cardboard Scraps
- Gluesticks
- Hole Puncher
- Yarn

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Gung Hay Fat Choy

- Pencil
- Glue
- Scissors
- Yarn
- Construction Paper Strips (about 1" x 6")
- Scrap Construction Paper
- Black 12" x 18" Construction Paper

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Printmaking With Water Soluble Markers

- Drawing Paper (I used 3- 9" x 6" per student)
- Styrofoam (also 9" x 6")
- Pencils
- Watersoluble Markers
- Trays
- Water
- Rolling Pins
- Wooden Spoons/ Printmaking Paddle? (I forget what they're called... eep)
- Newsprint
- 9" x 9" Construction Paper
- 3DO's
- Gluestick
- Tape

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Elizabeth Murray

This was a fun little lesson my long term substitute did on artist Elizabeth Murray. Murray is a painter who used bright, bold colors, and interesting shapes. Murray’s distinctively shaped canvases break with the art-historical tradition of illusionistic space in two-dimensions. Jutting out from the wall and sculptural in form, Murray’s paintings and watercolors playfully blur the line between the painting as an object and the painting as a space for depicting objects.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Ani Hoover

Ani Hoover is a contemporary artist from St. Joseph, Missouri who now resides and works out of Buffalo, NY. Influenced by the impressionistic work of Vincent Van Gogh, she has cultivated a body of work all about color. The fourth grade students looked at her work and discussed what it could mean. How do the colors make you feel? How would you feel if you were as crowded as the circles? What do you see? They looked at the repeating circles in her paintings and learned about concentric circles. Painting their own concentric circles, they were arranged as one large collaborative piece.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Doodle Quest

Recently I was asked to review a game called "Doodle Quest." On a "ketchup" day with my 4th graders, the students who were all caught up with their work were able to try the game out for me. They loved it!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Grid Paintings

Just wanted to share some grid paintings my 7th graders completed with my long term substitute.. I thought they turned out great!

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Grocery Bags

In Art Club this week we borrowed some paper bags from our local grocery store and decorated them for the holiday season! These bags will be returned and then will be floating around town- great publicity for us! And the kids are really excited to see their work outside of school, ya hoo! It was such a fun, easy, and free way to get artwork out into the community. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Scholastic Instructor

I made this month's Scholastic Instructor magazine! I have a blurb featuring my Aboriginal Dot Painting lesson. Check out the snippet here: #2.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Welcome, Baby Elijah

Baby Elijah! Born August 22, 6:09 pm, 8 lbs. 11 oz, 21 inches. Yes... it's been over a month, and no... that's no excuse to have been slacking in the blogging world. I tell ya, I don't know how you lovely parents do it! Raise your family and keep up with blogging- I give you credit! Meanwhile, my 2 year old and newborn have been giving me a run for my money! I'm on maternity until December, but I VOW to get back at it with this blog... it's been stagnant for too long. Until then, I'll be checking in on your blogs here and there, keeping in touch that way. But trust me, if I had more than possibly one hour of free time a day, I'd be all up on your sites!