Saturday, April 30, 2011

Small Art Teacher VS. Origami Crane

I have been defeated by Origami.  I had this wonderful idea of making cranes for the last lesson of the year, the kids have been begging me to do this.  So I sat down with my book and gave it a try....that didn't work out well.  I tossed the crumpled expensive origami paper got another one and tried numerous sites online...that didn't work.  I got yet another piece of paper and looked up how to tutorials online thinking I'd totally get it then...nope!  I even asked my professional origami making 4th grader to show me...7 steps into it and he was looking at me like I was crazy!  "No Mrs. Theodore, you fold it this way!  Yours doesn't look like a crane at all!"  He finally gave up and suggested he teach the class...I may consider that if his teacher will let him.

Stupid Origami, making me feel like an inadequate art teacher.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

How to draw a caterpillar

He's feeling vomity.

That's going to be messy.

Elderly Caterpillar.


Good thing you had a parachute!

Caterpillar teeth!

French caterpillar drinking cafe au lait.

Quite the dilemma.

Caterpillars have nails?

The giving tree.

Monster Caterpillar.

Skater caterpillar.

Giant caterpillar.

Bank robber caterpillar.

Stupid bear eating all my leaves.

Rocket blaster caterpillar.

Hobo caterpillar & Tuesday hatin' sun.

Uh-oh, looks like the underwear caper is about to catch a caterpillar.

Gansta caterpillar.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

How To Draw A Cow

Great udder placement :)
No. 47

Reluctant Cow.

Beautiful sunset cow.

Cow & Giraffe/Horse

Stick Figure Rodeo

Cow & toothless alligator horse

Hat wearing, lactating, levitating cow.

Another levitating cow.

Another levitating cow, who knew they were so special?

Rabbit, human, cow?

Cottontail Cow.

Two legged cow.

The student told me the story of this doodle; the cow's mom died so to make him feel better he lives in a special place where he's fed whenever he's hungry, he gets to listen to soothing music all day and those little round star things are massagers. 

Widower cow.  Poor guy.

Another stick figure rodeo.

Cow on treadmill.

Sleeping sun, grumpy clouds, happy cow.

Cat cow?

Rocking the flying V cow.

Cow and hillbilly

Friday, April 1, 2011

FWISD Art Show!

Well it's finally up.  The art is matted, labeled, and hung with care, there's nothing left to do but wait for Thursday to come so I can see all the students excitement in their eyes.  I'm proud of all the hard work they have done.  I so wish I had more space to display stuff.  With 900 students I had the very hard task of selecting a mere 43.  That's hard stuff to do. 

I must thank all my art teacher bloggers for your posts.  Your ideas have helped me survive my 3rd year of teaching.  Thank you so much for your blogs, you will never know how grateful I am to you!