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! 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Mathematic String Art

Just some of the cool string art designs my students created!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Romero Britto Paintings

Materials:
- 12" x 18" Drawing Paper
- Pencil
- Tempera Paint
- Paintbrushes
- Sharpies
- Britto examples

Friday, May 9, 2014

Ceramic "I Love You's"


Our little Kinders made these for Mother's Day. It's an adorable and simple project that can be done every year!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Background, Middleground, Foreground

Materials:
- Tagboard
- Colored Pencils / Markers
- Scissors
- 3DO's

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Art Panels


We've done a little collabo to make these art panels happen. I, and our other middle school art teacher,  had our students paint these awesome 3' x 6' panels that have been hung throughout our school. One of our high school art teachers will also be working on two pieces! I was too excited to wait to post the pictures of their completion, though. Check 'em out!




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