Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Zebra Lines (3rd Grade)

Students learned some fun facts about zebras and about the Element of Art (Line) in this fun lesson.  Students drew the head of a zebra filling the stripes with different types of lines (zig zag, curvy, vertical, horizontal, diagonal, dotted, dashed, thick or thin).  Then students drew lines in the background and colored them neatly with markers.  They turned out beautifully!  Good job 3rd grade!!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


This is a student self-portrait.  I had no idea that we had a superhero in our midst. 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

How To Draw A Unicorn

I would say more 1970s based on the unicorn hair style, but OK.

This is why you should never jump on a trampoline with a unicorn.

A pair of hoof thumbs would be nice.

Rock star unicorn and stage diver.

The miracle of baby unicorn.

Christmas tree unicorn reflector shield.  Every town should have one.

Injured Unicorn next to lederhosen.

Underwater Unicorn.

Sunset Spanish Unicorn Bolero Dancer with submarine and floating inner tube.

Tony "Unicorn" Hawk

Flash Pizza Warning.  Seek shelter immediately.

Apple Jacking.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Georgia O'Keeffe Cow Skulls/Navajo Indian Blankets (5th Grade)

5th grade did excellent jobs on this labor of love. 

We began the lesson reading "Through Georgia's Eyes" by Rachel Rodriguez. We discussed her art, as well as the art created by Navajo Indians.  We also talked about the Elements of art; line, space, shape, color and value.  We spent most of the class time drawing our lines in our Indian blankets and coloring them with bright colors.  After the blanket was completed we started drawing our skulls and showing value.  We then cut out the skulls and glued them to our blankets.  In order to give our papers more support, we glued them onto construction paper.  We punched holes on the top and bottom of the paper and tied yarn on the ends to create fringe. 

This took about five 45 minute class periods, but covered a lot of information and the project looks amazing!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

How To Draw An Elephant

Elephants love pie.

Elephants love to bake.

He expected a bigger tea cup.

Elephant Love.

Elephant Tennis.

Mariachi Elephant.

This elephant has mad balancing skills.

Just ignore the fact that the tree can talk and eat it.

Rule number one of elephant not interrupt him while he is eating an apple with his human teeth.

She's so excited she won she's blowing snot out of her trunk.



Snowboarding elephant.

That elephant should have heeded the warning.  Avoid helpless humans at all cost.

Trail of peanuts.