Tuesday, September 6, 2016

What is art?

Today we discussed what art is.  We looked at a variety of different art pieces and talked about why or why it wasn't art...here's a clue, it's all art.  Then we wrote what art meant to us.  Here's the finished project.

Monday, September 5, 2016

First Week Murals

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!  This week the students have been super busy adding color to their paper murals.  Some used oil pastels, some used markers, and some used colored pencils.  They turned out FABULOUS!!!  You can buy these murals from http://artprojectsforkids.org/, there is a varitey to choose from.  Coloring not included ;)

Friday, September 2, 2016

Watercolor 1 Point Perspective

Here are the Beginning Art 1Point Perspective Rooms.  It could be a fantasy room or their own personal bedrooms.  They drew their rooms using a vanishing point, ruler, and creativity.  Then used watercolors, and outlined the details with sharpie.  They did an outstanding job!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Felt Dolls

Here are the adorable felt dolls that Art I completed for their last project of 2015-2016!  Students drew their sketched ideas, cut out templates, stitched them together, and stuffed them with cotton. Are they not adorable?  

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Doodle 4 Google

This is the first time that I've had my students participate in the Doodle 4 Google. For some reason I thought it was much more difficult and certainly didn't know the prize was a $30,000 scholarship.  I couldn't let this opportunity pass us by, I mean money for college?  Everybody could use that, right? College textbooks alone are astronomical.

The theme for this year's Doodle 4 Google is "What Makes Me, Me?"  I found it really inspiring to show the classes the videos that Google provided on their page.  The kids all want to grow up, move to California and become Google Doodler's now.  I'm not gonna lie, I kinda want to too.  It was super easy to print the template then upload the finished images, and the students really enjoyed creating their designs,  I'll totally do this next year.

So check out some of their awesome designs.