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! 

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

- 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

- 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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Sunday, April 27, 2014

The big reveal!

18 inches officially gone and feel in' great!  Thank you to all who donated to my Bald for Bucks fundraiser. Hopefully soon we will find a cure for this terrible, terrible disease! And if you still would like to, the link is: Bald For Bucks, every dollar counts and it is truly appreciated from the bottom of my heart!


My before's


Monday, March 31, 2014

Art Stools

We painted these in the beginning of the year and I have never had the chance to upload some pictures of them! As you can see, they are very cracked and worn down now : /... I'm not sure if it was the paint I used, but they cracked quite a bit. Aside from that, though... I think my students did a great job!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Bald For Bucks

That's right, folks! Yours truly is Going Bald For Bucks this year! 16" and counting. It's been something I've wanted to do for a while now, so this is the year I'm finally not standing in any wedding parties and am going bald! 

Along with donating my hair to sick patients, I'm helping raise funds for the cancer research and patient care programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. One in two men, and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer sometime in their lifetime. I know we all know someone who has been affected by cancer- family, staff, students.  

So I'm reaching out to you, friends! I'm not one to ask for much, but this is a cause I feel strongly about. Plus, the art blogging community is so supportive, inside and outside of the classroom. Donating my hair is the least I can do, but it's really your contributions that will help with the fight against cancer. No amount is too small : ).

Stay tuned for the after photos! I'll be going bald on April 25th.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mondrian Collages

- 12" x 18" White Drawing Paper
- Scissors
- Glue
- Ruler
- Pencil
- Magazines
- 1/4" Black Strips

Friday, March 21, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Projects

- Paper
- Paint
- Paintbrush
- Green/ Black Construction Paper
- Shamrock Tracer
- Scissors
- Glue

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

March Lions & Lambs

- Construction Paper
- Glue
- Scissors
- Oil Pastels
- Pencils (to wrap strips around)

Thursday, February 6, 2014


- Paper
- Oil Pastels
- Pencil
- Jim Dine references

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Paper Molas

- Construction Paper
- Pencils
- Scissors
- Glue Sticks
- Animal References