Wednesday, April 23, 2014

FWISD Art Show

It's that time of year again!  I cannot believe it, the school year is almost over!  Didn't it just start?







Monday, April 21, 2014

P.S. What Makes U Smile (4th Grade)

Every year students enter the P.S. Aeropostale "What Makes You Smile?" T-Shirt Design contest. Here are the wonderful 4th grade designs.  Aren't they amazing?

















Saturday, April 19, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

How To Draw A Snake

These snakes have adventures!

Weighing in?

Snakes love to steal PBJ's.

Not sure what's going on here, but I think someone is going to die.

Snake Jet Packs.

Snakes learn about art from watching cats paint on TV.

Hipster Snake (Someone watches too much Portlandia).

Red Beret Special Snake Force.

Dreaming of lunch.

Snake shopping.  Wait, snakes wear shoes?

Space Snake & Space Banana

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Picasso Roosters (5th Grade)

In this art project we learned some facts about Pablo Picasso and viewed some of his amazing works of abstract art.  We also learned about his connections to Cubism and how he loved animals.  We studied his series of roosters and then learned to draw them using organic and geometric shapes.
Students used both oil and chalk pastels to create these amazing abstract creatures.











Texture Necklaces (Kinder)

Due to large classes, this lesson took about 6 weeks to complete...but let me tell you, the results were worth it. 

First we talked about texture and form, then we practiced making forms and texture with clay.

Next I passed out cookie cutters and texture tools.  We all pressed our clay flat and used to texture tools to make our designs.  Then we pressed our cookie shapes out and poked a hole with a straw at the top. 

After they were fired students created a batik effect by coloring them with oil pastels and painting over them with black tempera paint.  After wiping the excess paint off I added string while students added their beads.

They did a great job, and the students were very proud of the work they did.  Go Kinder!!!!