Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Turkey Feathers

Materials:
- Construction Paper
- Scissors
- Glue / Gluesticks
- Feather Tracer

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

How Cool Is This Dad?!

I just read this neat article about a tattoo artist father who colors in his child's artwork! They are pretty amazing! You can read the article here.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Chuck Close Thumbprint Portraits

Materials:
- Tempera Paint
- Paintbrushes
- Two Sheets of White Drawing Paper Per Student
- Picture References (optional)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pattern Collage

Materials:
- Construction Paper
- Scissors
- Glue

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sunday Comic

Unfortunately... it's not a humorous one... I've seen this floating around Pinterest and Facebook:


Which brings me to this video clip that I saw over the weekend:




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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Magazine Reed Collages

Materials:
- Magazines
- Wooden Skewers
- Glue Sticks
- Glue Bottles
- Scissors
- Canvas (or hard another hard surface)
- Pencil
- Paint
- Paintbrushes

Monday, November 11, 2013

Teaching Mondrian (and a little more)

Materials:
- White Drawing Paper
- White Paper Strips
- Black Construction Paper
- Black Paper Strips
- Primary Colored Tempera Paint
- Secondary Colored Oil Pastels
- Glue
- Scissors

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Monster Collabo

Materials:
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons / Markers / Colored Pencils
- Clay
- Paint / Glaze
- 2 groups to collabo with (preferably one older, one younger)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Very Busy Spider

Materials:
- Construction Paper
- Drawing Paper
- Black Crayon
- Scissors
- Glue
- Tempera Paint
- Daubers
- Spider Head and Body Tracers (optional)
- Googly eyes (optional)
- The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

Monday, October 28, 2013

Low fire glaze vs. High fire glaze


So what's the difference?

I usually use high fire glaze, but in the past years when I've networked with local art teachers, they've been turning me onto trying low fire glaze. So I've been trying to phase out my stock of high fire and try the low fire.. but there are some things I just wanted to make sure are correct from my understanding:

1. Low fire glaze has a more painterly quality to it?
2. Can low fire glazed pieces touch each other in the kiln?
3. Low fire glaze can be mixed like paint?
4. Low fire glaze can be used on high fire clay?

If someone could help clarify / verify these statements, I'd really appreciate it! I already told my students they'd be my little guinea pigs for this glaze I bought, but I just wanted to have somewhat of an idea of what might happen when firing. Thanks for any input in advance!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday Comic

Enjoy : - )

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Paper Plate Tree Weavings

Materials:
- Chinet Paper Plates
- Pencil
- Tempera Paint
- Yarn
- Scissors

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Shaded Pumpkins

Materials:
- Oil pastels
- Drawing Paper
- Background Construction Paper (optional)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Towel Paper Roll Trees

Materials:
- Toilet Paper/ Towel Paper Rolls
- Tempera Paint
- Glue

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sunday Comic


Enjoy : - )

PS- Don't forget about the Smart Fab giveaway! Only 3 more days to enter- Good luck!

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Positive / Negative Space Leaves

Materials:
- Construction Paper
- Scissors
- Gluestick
- Exacto Knives
- Self-Healing Mats
- Leaf Tracers
- Pencils

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Smart Fab Owls and Smart Fab GIVEAWAY

Materials:
- Construction Paper
- Circle Tracers (optional)
- Scissors
- Glue
- Pencils
- Smart Fab

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sunday Comic

Hope to see this tattoo at the beach this summer! Enjoy : - ).

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I Scream for Ice Cream


Materials:
- Construction Paper
- Scissors
- Glue

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday Comic

Enjoy : - )
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Friday, April 26, 2013

An Intro to Worm's Eye View for the Youngins

Materials:
- Construction Paper
- Scissors
- Glue

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Little Cloud

 
 Materials:
- Turquoise Construction Paper
- Light Blue Construction Paper
- Blue Tempera paint
- White Tempera Paint
- Sponges
- Paintbrushes
- Pencils
- Scissors
- Glue / Glue Sticks

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday Comic

Enjoy : - )

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards


I was recently contacted about the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards and was asked to help promote some amazing student volunteers. I was honored to read about these young individuals and would love to share their stories with you.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards reward young middle and high school students for their outstanding volunteer service to their communities through art. I wanted to share with you two remarkable young students who were named among their states’ top youth volunteers of 2013 for using art to help others.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Kandinsky Color Wheel

 Materials:
- White Drawing Paper
- Tempera Paint
- Paintbrushes

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Lighthouses

 Materials:
- 12" x 18" Drawing Paper
- Tissue Paper (Warm Colors)
- Mod Podge
- Paintbrushes
- 12" x 9" Blue Construction Paper
- 1" Construction Paper Strips (Cool Colors)
- Rulers
- Scissorss
- Glue Sticks
- 12" x 6" Green Construction Paper
- Oil Pastels
- 12" x 6" White Drawing Paper
- Markers/ Colored Pencils/ Crayons

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sea Turtles

 Materials:
- Watercolor Paper
- Watercolor Paint
- Tempera Paint
- Paintbrushes
- Brown & Green Construction Paper
- Scissors
- Glue
- Sea Turtle Tracers
- Bubble Wrap

Monday, March 18, 2013

Hatched Chicks

 Materials:
- Egg Tracer
- Chick Tracer
- Drawing Paper
- Yellow and Orange Construction Paper
- Crayons / Markers
- Paper Fasteners
- Scissors
- Glue Sticks

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Personal Shields

 Materials:
- Paper
- Shield Tracers
- Pencils
- Tooling Foil
- Magazines
- Permanent Markers
- Scissors
- Paintbrushes


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Hungry Fish


Materials:
- Paper
- Pencils
- Crayons / Markers / Colored Pencils

Thursday, March 7, 2013

3D Weaving

Materials:
- 2" Construction Paper Strips
- Glue Sticks
- Rulers
- Pencils
- 10" x 10" White Drawing Paper 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Thing 1 & Thing 2

 Materials:
- Blue, Red, and White Construction Paper
- Circle Tracers
- Glue
- Scissors
- Markers
- "The Cat in the Hat " by Dr. Seuss

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Shooting Stars

 Materials:
- Star Tracer
- Drawing Paper
- Black Construction Paper
- Tempera Paint
- Paintbrushes

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Coil Bowls

 Materials:
- Clay
- Glaze
- Rolling Pins
- Clay Tools
- Bowls
- Vaseline
- Plastic Spoons
- Circle Tracers

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sunday Comic

Enjoy : - ).

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Castles

 Materials:
- Tempera Paint
- Paintbrushes
- Construction Paper
- Sponges
- Glue
- Scissors

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunday Comic

The original TMNT. 


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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Robert Indiana Paintings

 Materials:
- 12" x 12" Drawing Paper
- Oil Pastels
- Tempera Paint
- Tagboard
- "L, O, V, E" tracers
- Pencils
- Scissors
- Glue
- Packing Peanuts

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Personal Portraits

Materials:
- Student Photographs
- Pencil
- Sharpie
- Watercolor Paint
- Tempera Paint
- Colored Pencils
- Watercolor Pencils
- Light Boxes / Windows

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Snowflake Weaving

 Materials:
- 6" x 6" Tagboard
- Foil Paper a Smidge Larger Than 6" x 6"
- Snowflake Print Out
- Glue Stick
- T-Pins
- Wooden Scratcher Tool
- Yarn
- Scissors
- Tape

Friday, February 1, 2013

More favors...

I know... I seriously have been asking for a lot of favors lately... but I was just wondering if anyone would like to offer, yet again, some more help : ). I was wondering if anyone would be interested in looking at my resume and offering feedback. I'd really appreciate any constructive criticism.

If anyone wouldn't mind, can you please comment with your email address and I can send you the file? Thank you in advance!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Warm Colors vs. Cool Colors

 Materials:
- Construction Paper
- Scissors
- Glue/ Glue sticks

Monday, January 28, 2013

Lunch Bag Art


I read this cool article about a Dad who made some custom art on his kids' lunch bags. Thought I'd share! Check it out : ).

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Does anyone know...?

who did this fabulous lesson based off of "The Old Guitarist?" by Picasso? It was a wonderful monochromatic painting lesson that had these great step-by-step directions... I thought I bookmarked/pinned it, but I can't find it : (.

Oh blogger, where art though? I really wanted to try it out with my kiddos- if anyone knows which blog I'm talking about, I'd be ever so grateful for some help :). 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Christmas Presents (I know, really late post...)


Materials:
- Box Tracers
- Rulers
- Pencils
- Colored Pencils
- Scissors
- Construction Paper
- Paint
- Paintbrushes
- Toothbrushes
- Black Markers

Sunday, January 20, 2013

NYS Regional Assessments

(In my best Jerry Seinfeld impersonation) "So what's the deal with Regional Assessments?" Honestly? Who knows...?

Sunday Comic

Enjoy : - )

Friday, January 18, 2013

December Holidays

 Materials:
- Markers
- Pencils
- Tracers
- Pop Art references

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Martin's Big Words

Materials:
- Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
- 9" x 12" Black Construction Paper
- 9" x 12" White Construction Paper
- MLK Silhouette handout
- Scissors
- Gluestick
- Markers (optional)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday Comic

Enjoy. : - )
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