Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Comic

I just had to copy the same one from Phyl this week because it is so appropriate for the weather! Enjoy :-). 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Cubist Portraits

- Tempera Paint
- Paintbrushes
- Pencils
- Student Photographs
- Sharpie Markers
- Picasso References

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Crazy Cactus

- 12" x 18" Paper
- Oil Pastels
- Watercolor Paint
- Paintbrushes
- Pencils
- Scissors
- Glue
- 1/2" Construction Paper Strips

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Symmetry Mittens

- Tempera Paint
- Paintbrushes
- Construction Paper
- Mitten Tracer
- Scissors

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

Thought this would be appropriate in our negative 5 - 20 degree weather this week.

Adapted from Kids Artists.

- 12" x 18" Black Construction Paper (Although, I wish I had black drawing paper)
- White Tempera Paint
- Oil Pastels and Construction Paper Crayons

The snowmen are made from thumbprints and decorated when dry. Add music notes and snowflakes!

Blueberries anyone?

To that we should have to defend what we do, but this does clarify why schools cannot be judged using a business model.

"If I ran my business the way you people operate your schools, I wouldn't be in business very long!"

I stood before an auditorium filled with outraged teachers who were becoming angrier by the minute. My speech had entirely consumed their precious 90 minutes of in-service. Their initial icy glares had turned
to restless agitation. You could cut the hostility with a knife.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday Comic

I have been terribly sick this past weekend, so this is a day late- Courtesy of Phyl :-)

On another note.. my husband and I bought our first house!! We close this Wednesday, so fingers crossed I'll be up and healthy, ready to move through our winter weather, and of course (perfect timing), before I go away for the weekend this Saturday.

Our internet won't be installed till later this month... which means no blogging! ahh!! I'll miss reading everyone's posts, even if it will only be a couple weeks. I'll update you soon with some pictures!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Faith Ringgold Quilts

- 12" x 12" white drawing paper
- 2" x 2" tagboard
- Markers
- Pencils
- Erasers
- "Tar Beach" by Faith Ringgold

Friday, January 14, 2011

Art Joke

After hearing that the price of gas could reach $5.00 gal in 2012, I thought this was appropriate.

Price of gas in France
A thief in Paris planned to steal some Paintings from the Louvre. After careful planning, he got past security, stole the paintings, and made it safely to his van.
However, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of gas.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Remember Chain Letters?

Sharing this wonderful post from Art Project Girl. A compilation of your best sub plans- The idea is share one, receive them all! Think of how jealous your coworkers will be and what an overachiever your principal will think you are. :-)

Check it out!


Another motivational post for your creative side! Saw this on the Splart Blog:
A million photographs. 
One cross-country exhibition. 

Sign up to receive a disposable camera from Art House, choose a theme that inspires you, and share your interpretation with the world.

Anyone - from anywhere in the world - can participate in the project. More information on the site, seems pretty cool.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Some Photos to Share

This school year I was moved into a new classroom. When I entered the room during the summer, I was overwhelmed with how empty and bare everything was. I knew I immediately needed to add some color and thought having my students make some permanent artwork would be the perfect opportunity.

These were paintings done by my 5th grade class. The students were broken up into groups of 7 or 8 and recreated a famous work using a grid method. We practiced the whole grid technique prior to their final painting. Check out the results which now hang in my room!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Snowflake Impressions

- Snowflake tracers
- Tagboard
- Pencils
- Scissors
- Chalk Pastels
- Cotton Balls
- 12" x 12" Drawing Paper

Sunday Comic

Some humor before I begin a big clay week. Courtesy of Adventures of an Art Teacher. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Radial Symmetry Prints

- Paper (one 5" x 5" for each child, one 10" x 10" for each child)
- Pencils
- Scratchfoam (or styrofoam meat trays)
- Printmaking ink
- Brayers
- Printmaking trays

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Bubble Print Snowmen

- Bubble Wrap
- White Tempera Paint
- Paintbrush
- Construction Paper
- Scissors
- Glue

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Micrography Portrait

- Student Photographs
- Pencil
- Eraser
- Fine Point Sharpie
- Extra Fine Point Sharpie
- White Drawing Paper

Mini Louise

- Craft Sticks
- Black and White Paint (Acrylic works best)
- Assortment of "knick knacks"
- Glue

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Kandinsky Circles

Matches my background, tee hee

- Tempera Paint
- Paintbrushes
- White Drawing Paper
- An assortment of Construction Paper
- Scissors
- Circle Tracers
- Pencils
- Glue
- Kandinsky References

Sunday Comic

Courtesy of Phyl, enjoy!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

It's 10:00 pm and the 1st of January is almost officially over. I just thought this was too cool not to share, though.

Artist Harwinder Singh Gill displays a special new year message he carved into the tips of colored pencils in Amritsar, India

Gingerbread Friend

- brown construction paper
- white tempera paint
- paintbrushes
- scissors
- glue
- M&Ms, JuJu Fruits, mini marshmallows
- pom poms, fuzzy wire, cotton balls, jewels, buttons
- The Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth

Warm Color Cool Color Weavings

- (2) 9" x 12" white drawing paper
- pencils
- colored pencils
- sharpie marker
- scissors
- glue/ glue stick