First grade students used a ton of texture in these tree collages. Texture rubbing/watercolor resist background, hand trees using crayon to create an implied bark texture, and the real texture of tissue paper leaves.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
It took me forever to find the original source for the adorable owl I saw on Pinterest, but I finally found her! Susan Black created these ridiculously cute collages, which are the inspiration for a Kindergarten lesson.
Monday, October 15, 2012
I have a visual library of cubist portraits painted by Picasso. Students are able to look at these images and find the 'parts' they see in the game.
(It is a great activity for days when there is a substitute teacher in the art room)
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Each student traces one section of the shadow. Later everyone will get their piece of the shadow, and will paint it. Not only will students be learning about collaboration, color theory, and positive/negative space, but this is going to look SO COOL when it is finished! Can't wait to paint!
Monday, October 8, 2012
The sculpture our students created with Pam Dennis and Ryk Weiss has found a home. Look for it next time you walk or drive by Aurora Park.
Funding was provided for our artists' residency and our materials through the Iowa Arts Council, donations through Donor's Choose, City-Wide PTA, NCEF, and the Arts Connection. A big thank you to Newton Parks and Recreation for giving our sculpture a home, and getting our site ready.