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

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Another Time Waster


Alright, alright... I know the last thing you need is a time waster.. but just in case you actually need distractions to get through the day, I thought I'd share : - ).  Draw a Stickman!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Cutting & Gluing Results


I made some simple cutting practice sheets for our Kinders this year. With a really large group, it helped me understand where a majority of my students are. After observing and reflecting on the exercise, thank goodness I found out most of the class has had some cutting practice!

Here is the range I've seen:

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sunday Comic

I was inspired because of all the bacon-wrapped scallops I ate this weekend at a wedding, Enjoy : - ).