Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Have you ever played this game? What does it teach? See link for more details: https://www.dickblick.com/products/jingo-art-game/ Introduce children to artist’s tools, techniques, and terminology with this fun game that is played like Bingo. Each game includes 30 player cards that teach and reinforce basic facts and knowledge about art or famous artists.
You can also order it from Amazon:
It can be found here too:
A good time was had by all. Kids learned so much by this game. If you don't have it, I would buy it for next year or for summer camp!
Here is a little history of music...check it out
Monday, May 21, 2018
The cupcake project was one of those strange ones. The 4th graders started it, but then we had to put it aside a few weeks to finish up some other things. I feel like the break may have been good. When we finally got around to finishing the cupcakes, the kids👦👧 were full of energy and creativity!
I told the kids to draw✎✏✐ a basic cupcake on an 12" x 12" sheet of paper.
Then, I told them to be create a dream cupcake.
Also, I told them that we would be using oil pastels.
They worked so hard on these dreamy cupcakes.
"Dreaming On" with Aerosmith thinking about these dreamy cupcakes!
Friday, May 18, 2018
I think this might be the best resource for mask making that I have seen in a long time on the web. Check it out. Lots of history in teaching mask. It just depends on which way you take it.
Several of these were donated to class. we took them and paper mached them and created a fun mask lesson. I normally use the forms that are located in the links below. (but these ooze lots of potential for future lessons)
We have blogged on mask before:
Other resources for mask making lessons:
Thursday, May 17, 2018
The 7th Grade did a great job 👍 on this project. They worked and pulled off some cool artwork. I love ❤ how all the artwork turned out so differently.
I told the kids that they were going to put watercolor down on their paper. Then, I told them they were going to create 🖌some kind of a design when the watercolor was dry.
So, the kids thought a bit.
Then, they began using watercolor. I encouraged them to add salt for a cool effect. Most of them liked using salt.
On the following day, they added designs with sharpie.
A 2 day project with some really cool 😎😎😎 results.
I have no idea why I thought of Shaun Cassidy and this song...but, I did. I was just crazy about this guy...back in the day!
Shaun is 59.
Shaun's mother was Shirley Jones. Shaun's dad was Jack Cassidy.
He graduated from Beverly Hills High. (so did Angelina Jolie, Nicholas Cage, Betty White 😁, Lenny Kravitz, Carrie Fisher, Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Dreyfuss, 😲)
He has been married 3 times.
He has 8 kids.
He is now an American television producer and screenwriter.
He changed a bit.
And so has
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Have you ever played this in your class? If not, give it a shot. Once our kids got the hang of it, the game was was blast. It challenges you to have to really think like an artist.
Other information about TAG:
Can be found on Amazon.com Tag is a collaborative art game where players take turns painting, drawing, and collaging while they create an original piece of abstract art. TAG is played with cards, dice, art supplies, and a color wheel. Plays are made by following a series of card prompts. The game ends when a "finished?" card is drawn and all players agree the artwork is done. TAG levels the playing field because it was designed for artists and non-artists alike. TAG's cards give enough instruction to get players over the hurtle of facing a blank piece of paper yet the rules are open ended enough to allow for creative expression. Easy to execute marks and a limited color palette create aesthetically pleasing results, so that all players, regardless of age or experience, will have a rewarding experience. TAG is fun for players of all ages and any number of people can play. It can be played alone, in small intimate groups, at parties, or at events as a community art project. For events we like to set up a canvas on an easel with big brushes and acrylic paints. Event and party goers are invited to contribute at their leisure and the finished piece can then be presented to the guest of honor! You are sure to come up with your own TAG applications. The game includes: 80 cards Color Wheel Dice Instructions 16 oil pastels 8 watercolor paints 7 sheets of assorted color cardstock paper 7 sheets of assorted color tissue paper 2 sheets of metallic paper 3 sheets of 11" x 15" watercolor paper scissors glue Paint brush 2 containers of glitter.
End of the year...bringing it all together....
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
First Grade had some fun with the flower🌹 power project.
Paint paper with or without kids.
Give kids painted paper.
I gave a big circle tracer and a small circle tracer to each kid.
The kids cut out the flower🌻 and petals.
Then, the kids cut the stem and leaves.
Before gluing the flower🌼 on the paper, the kids used a stencil and rubbed a dark blue crayon across the blue paper. The rubbing was more defined in person.
After they had a background pattern, they glued the flower🌷 on the paper.
Here is a song by The Red Hot Chili Peppers that I like. It is about flowers.
Have a Listen 👂👂👂
Monday, May 14, 2018
Our Visual Arts Department ordered this game as a review at the end of the 9 week wheel rotation. Have you ever tried it? If not, give it a chance and check it out. Kids loved playing it. It was a fun and relaxed way for them to learn.