Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Layered Paintings

Materials:
- Canvas
- Acrylic Paint
- Gesso
- Paper Mache
- Newspaper
- Cardboard
- Glue
- Scissors
- Paintbrushes
- Picture Reference (Optional)
- Pencil
- Plain White Printer Paper

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Funky Christmas Trees

Materials:
- White Drawing Paper
- Oil Pastels/ Crayons
- Watercolor Paint
- Paintbrushes
- Water

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sunday Comic/ Comical Movie



This was too good not to share. From smART Class- thanks!! Counting down till break! Ya hoo! : - )

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Tree

Materials:
- Paper
- Glue/ Gluesticks
- Markers/ Crayons/ Colored Pencils
- Brown & Yellow Construction Paper
- Background Paper

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Potted Poinsettias

Materials:
- Football Shaped Sponges
- Red, Green, and Yellow Tempera Paint
- Gold Foil
- Tagboard
- Paper
- Scissors
 -Glue

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fabric Weavings

Materials:
- Fabric Scraps cut into strips
- Looms (these were made out of cereal boxes)
- Yarn

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sunday Comic












Enjoy : - )

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Non-Objective Art Quiz

Materials:
- Tempera Paint
- Paintbrushes
- Water
- 12" x 18" White Drawing Paper
- 12" x 18" Construction Paper
- Scissors
- Glue

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Winter Fabric Collage

Materials:
- Fabric Scraps
- Mod Podge
- Paintbrushes
- White Drawing Paper
- Construction Paper
- Pencils
- Scissors
- Glue
- Hat and Mitten Tracers

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday Comic

Now that Christmas is near, (I can't believe I'm going to say this...) I'm actually ready for a little snow!



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Friday, December 2, 2011

Paper Masks

Materials:
- Construction Paper
- Scissors
- Glue

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Nametangles

Materials:
- Drawing Paper
- Pencils
- Black Markers

Monday, November 28, 2011

Magazine Bowls


Materials:
- Magazines
- Scotch Tape
- Mod Podge
- Brushes

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday Comic

Enjoy : - ).

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Thankful Leaves

Materials:
- Watercolor Paper
- Tissue Paper
- Mod Podge
- Paintbrushes
- Drawing Paper
- Black Markers
- Scissors
- Glue
- Leaf Examples

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday Comic

Something to share with all the political talk lately, Enjoy : - ).

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Light Capturing Designs

Materials:
- White Drawing Paper / Tagboard
- Construction Paper
- Exacto Knives (if you so dare!) / Scissors
- Glue

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Top Sites


Came across some interesting sites:


Hope you enjoyed the recommendations! I'd love to hear if you've searched through any and now will be using them, what you think, if any were inspiring, etc. Happy browsing : - ).

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Sick Day Payouts for Teachers

Mixed Media Owls

 Materials:
- Construction Paper
- Newspaper
- Scissors
- Glue
- Markers/ Pencils
- White, Brown, Orange Tempera Paint
- Paintbrushes
- Egg Cartons (Preferably the Paper Kind)
- Owl Tracers
- Twig (Optional)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday Comic

I could go for some pizza on this football Sunday. Enjoy : - ).

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Chia Pots

Materials:
- Clay
- Clay Tools
- Slip
- Glaze / Paint

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Color Mixing Fall Trees

Materials:
- Red, Yellow, Blue, Brown Tempera Paint
- Drawing Paper
- Paintbrushes
- Water

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Textured Cityscapes

Materials:
- Watercolor Paper
- Watercolor Paint
- Paintbrushes
- Oil Pastels/ Crayons
- Scissors
- Glue/ Glusticks
- Corrugated Cardboard (Or other texture plates)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Origami Folds

If you liked Symmetrical Origami and wanted to know how to make the 4 basic folds we used, here you go!:

For all folds, I used a 12" x 12" paper for the demonstration so that it was large enough for the students to see, follow and refer back to.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Symmetrical Origami

Materials:
- Origami Paper/ I actually bought colored paper from Office Depot and cut 5" x 5" square pieces
- Glue
- 18" x 18" Construction Paper

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sunday Comic

Enjoy : - ).

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Notan Designs

Materials:
- Construction Paper
- Paper Squares (mine were 5" x 5")
- Scissors / Exacto Knives
- Glue / Gluesticks
- Pencils

Friday, November 4, 2011

Split Face Self-Portrait

Materials:
- Pencil
- Erasers
- Colored Pencils
- Mirrors

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dia De Muertos Monarchs

Materials:
- Watercolor Paper
- Watercolor Paint
- Paintbrushes
- Black Sharpies
- Pencils
- Oil Pastels
- Monarch Butterfly Examples
- "Uncle Monarch" by Judy Goldman

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Ceramic Slab Castles

Materials:
- Clay
- Ceramic Tools
- Paper
- Pencils
- Scissors
- Black Tempera Paint Mixed with Water
- Metallic Tempera Paint
- Paintbrushes

Monday, October 31, 2011

1/2 Portrait Completions

Materials:
- Half-Portrait Print Outs
- Pencils
- Erasers

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Facial Feature Sketches

Materials:
- Pre-made Handouts
- Pencil
- Erasers
- Mirrors

Sunday Comic

Enjoy : - ).

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Warhol Inspired Portraits

Materials:
- Acrylic Paint
- Paintbrushes
- Acetate
- Computer & Printer
- Student Photographs
- Warhol References
- Sharpies

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hand Print - Spider Prints

Materials:
- Watercolor Paper
- Paintbrushes
- Watercolor Paints
- Oil Pastels/ Crayons
- Black Tempera Paint

Monday, October 24, 2011

Apple Prints

Materials:
- Apple cut in half, one for each child
- Paintbrushes
- Paint
- White Drawing Paper

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday Comic

This is how I felt after a very messy spider lesson last week... : - )

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pearcasso Art Contest

Just spreading the word about a contest you might be interested in : - ).


2 Point Perspective Chess Boards

Materials:
- Rulers
- Drawing Paper
- Construction Paper (optional)
- Pencils
- Erasers!
- Colored Pencils

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fall Lines Landscape

Materials:
- Washable Markers
- Watercolor Paint
- Watercolor Paper
- Paintbrushes
- Cups for water

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Oooh Matisse

Materials:
- Construction Paper
- Scissors
- Glue
- Ooh Matisse by Mil Niepold

Monday, October 17, 2011

Pumpkin Pouches

Materials:
- 2 Styrofoam plates for each child
- Stapler
- Glue
- Mod Podge
- Paintbrushes
- Glue
- Orange Tissue Paper
- Black Construction Paper
- Green Construction Paper

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fall 2011 Fine Arts Show


I recently joined my town art society. It is awesome! I feel like I haven't been connecting with my "artist identity" as opposed to my "teacher identity" as much as I would like to have been, and this was just the thing I needed. We meet once a month and simply discuss art. Sometimes we will have a presenter do a demonstration, we'll talk about upcoming exhibits in the area, paint at a park, etc. I love it! Along with blogging, it's also a great avenue for me to network, too, which is always a plus. This past weekend we had the opening for our Fall Show. It's been a while since I've exhibited any work, but I'm glad I was a part of this amazing show! Check out some of the beautiful work:

Sunday Comic

I thought this was appropriate as the snotty weather season begins. Enjoy : - ).

Friday, October 14, 2011

Let's Pick Your Brain

Materials:
- White Drawing Paper
- Construction Paper
- Pencils
- Colored Pencils
- Scissors
- Glue/ Glue Sticks

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Who's Behind That Mask?

Materials:
- White Drawing Paper
- Practice Paper
- Oval Tracer
- Pencils
- Black Marker
- Markers/ Colored Pencils
- Brads
- Scissors
- Mirrors (optional)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mondrian Compositions

Materials:
- Pre-cut 1" black strips
- 18" x 24" White Drawing Paper
- Red, Yellow, Blue Tempera Paint
- Glue/ Gluesticks
- Scissors
- Paintbrushes
- Cups for Water
- Mondrian and De Stijl examples

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday Comic

Enjoy : - ).

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The earth without art

In case you wanted a sign for your room : - ).

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Alphabet Quilt

Materials:
- Watercolor Paper
- Watercolor Paints
- Oil Pastels
- Paintbrushes
- Pencils