Friday, May 25, 2012

I'm a terrible blogger

I thought I could do it, I really did. But, obviously, I'm no better at keeping up with my blog than I am with keeping up with Artsonia this year. Hence, I'm posting pictures all at once of several projects I've done recently and making a New Year's resolution...(hey, I'm a teacher so my new year comes every August, not January) that starting next year, I WILL, I WILL keep my blog up to date and even try to jazz it up a bit :)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Rizzi birds by Third

Third graders were introduced to artist James Rizzi and his colorful multimedia work. They were then given a sheet with step by step directions on how to create their own bird. It was fun to see how students followed the directions to come up with some pretty creative birds!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Mrs. C's Lessons

3rd Grade Symmetrical Aliens

2nd Grade Aboriginal Paintings

Kindergarten Sculpture Houses

Friday, March 23, 2012

Color wheel fish-Mrs. C

Mrs. C. worked with Second grade students to review the color wheel and primary and secondary colors for their annual art assessment.  They studied the color wheel and identified how and why primary colors and secondary colors could or could not be mixed.

Onomatopoiea Art

After finding some amazing lesson plans on Pinterest, I decided to try one out. I adapted a PowerPoint presentation about the work of Roy Lichtenstein and students discussed his comic book style and use if speech bubbles in his artwork. We found that onomatopoeia is used in several of his pictures. First, students created a background using only the primary colors: something Lichtenstein also frequently did. Next, students used pages from an old dictionary to create their speech bubble and finally, markers for their word. Last, they assembled the layers.  This was a two class period project and before the second class, I had received my new iPad.  I found an awesome app called Educreations and created a video-like presentation for the students to help them put their projects together.  Here is my first attempt at this:  Onomatopoeia

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Eric Carle with K -Mrs. C.

Mrs. C made some really cool textured paper with K students.  They talked about artist, Eric Carle, and read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar".  After examining his artwork and collage technique, students followed step by step instruction to create their very colorful butterflies.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

My new Dropbox account

Wow!  So, I've discovered  Dropbox through Mrs. Fuglestad's blog and it's great!!  It's super handy to be able to access all of my photos and documents in one place on all of my electronics.  Technology can be soo wonderful!!!...sometimes ;)