Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Snowmen At Night

First graders read the book Snowmen At Night and brainstormed ideas of what they would do at night if they were snowmen. They illustrated their ideas in art and then wrote about them in their classroom. Their illustrations showed snowmen sledding, skating, drinking hot cocoa, and giving Valentines.... This collaborative art and writing project was lots if fun!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

The kiln is fixed!

Today kindergarten students started creating heart shaped pinch pots. 5 th graders began sculpting "heads" from clay. Our kiln is working again so it was great to get our hands dirty with some clay today!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

3rd Grade Environments

3rd graders created their own real or imaginary environments by using a "tri-rama" folded square.  Students needed to make sure that their work included a foreground, middle ground and background.  The results were all different and lots of fun to view!!!

Picasso Inspired Guitar Collages

3rd graders created unique guitar collages after studying Picasso and looking at photos of real guitars.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

If You're a Monster and You Know It....

We read the "sing along" book, "If you're a monster an you know it" then students designed their own brightly colored collage monsters and "illustrated" action words to describe their creations!

James Rizzi inspired artwork

Got these fun ideas from deepspacesparkle. James Rizzi's colorful and playful artwork inspired 2nd,4th and 5 th grade students as they created paintings of birds, buildings with "character" and cities that were alive!

5th grade cityscape prints

Fifth graders painted watercolor warm skies and cool water backgrounds. Then they designed and carved printing plates of cityscapes. They printed cityscapes on the warm halves of their paintings then created a mirror image print by folding and printing into the cool painted water. The results are some beautiful reflections!

Fall artwork- better late than never!!

This fall kindergarteners created self portraits popping up from a collage pile of warm colored leaves. First graders made self portraits swinging from tire swings.