Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Overlapping Bottles - Drawing Unit

Photos are pretty self-explanatory. We set up still life. Drew with pencil and added color with markers. Everyone was successful! This is a great way to teach some key Elements and Principles in Art!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Marbleizing Paper

This is way easy and a super cool project for all ages of kids! I have a kit that I ordered from Sax Arts & Crafts like 10 years ago! Check it will LOVE the results =)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Bulletin Boards (Less is More)

A few bulletin board tips....use wrapping paper and cut your own border! Sometimes I use that cheap plastic table cloth doesn't fade. Hang up photos or posters of current units you are teaching!
Happy Tuesday, 1969

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Bob Ransley Style Giraffes

This was a great unit to teach! Check out Bob Ransley here. The giraffes were drawn in pencil and then watercolored. Once they dried, then they outlined them in black marker to make the look more crisp. Check it out. Everyone was successful =)
Happy Hump Day

Friday, February 21, 2014

Renaissance Unit

Renaissance Man is a great way to introduce a Renaissance Unit! Check out the video you will be glad that you did! Enjoy =)

Innovating the Artistic Life
The Renaissance was an important time for artists. They developed new techniques and skills. Soon people began to admire their artistry as well as the subject of the artwork. By the late Renaissance, artists were no longer thought of as tradesmen. A master artist could become a highly respected member of the community. He could dictate his own terms in his work and enjoy a much higher social status than a mere craftsman. And superstar artists like Michelangelo and Leonardo became famous throughout Europe, helping create the modern image of the artist as an independent creative genius.
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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Teaching Patterns Using a Soccer Ball!

Simple but basic! I use this lesson as a time filler at the end of class to keep my kiddos busy until the last part of class. This is better than free draw and has a purpose!
Here is a good one also! How to DRAW a volleyball!
Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Torn Paper Collage Hearts

Many ways to teach this colors, warm colors, complimentary colors...etc
Great for working on fine motor skills with younger grades =)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

rainbows and rubber bands...making money and chaos...childhood fads....

by Karen #1965 third grade craze???...It is the new rubber band bracelet and loom making kit...take a lookie...

Maria Halkias, staff writer for Dallas news reported the following in December of 2013.

"Often one hot trend can catapult a quarter. Irving-based Michaels Stores Inc. said that its third-quarter results improved significantly thanks to a popular children’s craft of weaving colored rubber bands into jewelry and accessories...The sales increase was the company’s biggest gain since 2005."

So....As a classroom teacher, I tell you these things are popular for all the boys and girls....If you are needing a birthday gift for the elementary age kid, these are the way to go.....If you are a teacher, you prolly are thinking, "Please, will you end fad?"  

I guess as my dad says, "It is just part of it."  Fads have been around forever. They come and go.  Throwing back my fads on Throwback Thursday...


happy throwback thursday, february 13, 2014