Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Middle School Bound

 6 years I've taught art to Kinder through 5th grade and have loved it, but there comes a time when change is needed.  A middle school position was available in March and felt I had to try.  After all, I originally wanted middle and high school.  I'm so glad I tried. 

I'm not gonna lie, I'm a little terrified of the jump to middle...but I'm also super excited.  Gonna miss those hugs from kinders, gonna miss my daily doodles, really gonna  miss my teacher peeps.  We're a close bunch.  It's not going to be easy.  But I'm really looking forward to it. 

Now on to inspiring middle school students!

Monday, July 21, 2014

How To Draw A Bird

How to draw a bird daily doodle.  Fantastic!
 I would think you would need more than two balloons to lift an elephant.

Bird Wars

I know this has to be some kind of weird video game.  If it's not, it needs to be. Bird Jesus, the holy trinity of birds. 

Big brother's too busy with Flappy Bird to play ball with you.  Sorry little sis.

This bird has had it with Angry Birds. Kicking it to the curb.

Hot rod bird.

Tiny TV

Monday, July 14, 2014

How To Draw A Dude

Yeah, I admit the guy was a little creepy to begin with.  But they still did an awesome job being creative. 

Indie Christian Rock Dude

Pocket Dude

Bitter middle aged punk rock dude

Wistful sailor dude

I love this drawing so hard!

Chest hair dude

Ghost conjoined twin dude, grilling.

Lost in thoughts and armless.

Dog identity crisis.

Domo, angel dude, pelican?  I have no idea.

Fast Food Dude

Mid life Crisis


Godzilla dude

Demon dude

Regretful skater dude

Friday, July 11, 2014

Food Truck (3rd and 4th Grade)

This is a good end of the year/sub lesson.  I got the idea from a Food Network magazine and the kids totally flipped over it.  I usually have students start by creating a menu but we didn't have time to this year.  The objectives are to fill the whole space, be creative, don't copy already established eateries.
The only bad thing is that the students didn't get to finish :(

Pizza Tires!

Mmmmm, brains!


Should be in Vegas.

At least they are honest.

This student had no idea what "cut the cheese" meant.  

Monday, July 7, 2014

Watercolor Bluebonnets (1st Grade)

WOW!  I was blown away at the mad skills my 1st Graders have for watercolor!  Look at these AMAZING watercolor bluebonnets they created for their Texas themed PTA program!!!  I mean, come on!  They are truly BEAUTIFUL!!!

First we talked about how the bluebonnet is the state flower, and pointed out the parts of the bluebonnet.  Then we did a guided drawing.  I passed out watercolor crayons and we colored with warm and cool colors.  Then we painted with water.  After they were dry we outlined with black markers, and added a touch of white for the middle of our flowers.

OUTSTANDING work 1st graders!!!