Thursday, October 29, 2015

Van Gogh Color Wall

When the students are done, they are able to color on a color wall.  Our previous one I bought and it was a sea scene.  I decided that an "art" scene would be even more beneficial in our classroom.  So I flipped over the finished sea scene and set to work!  Alas! The Starry Night giant color wall!

stay tuned for the finished wall!

Monday, October 26, 2015

when the students finish their halloween art....

...they are allowed to dress me up in a Halloween costume! 
Some are pretty hilarious!  Love these kids!

"because it is wow."
HAH! <3

Wrapped up in art!

Halloween is only a week away!
 Check out our Boo-TIFUL art work!

Kindergarten students made shape Halloween kitty cats out of paper and construction paper crayons!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Claes Oldenburg 2-D & 3-D Ice Cream Cones

be yourself!

1st- What's Inside My Head!  A Self Portrait Lesson with Crayons and Magazines!
2nd:  Oil Pastel Self Portraits!
3rd:  Picasso Self Portraits!
4th:  Cut Paper Self Portraits
5th: Chuck Close Grid Self Portraits

Thursday, August 27, 2015 your SELF....More self portraits coming your way!

Some days you just need to find the Macaroni and Cheese crayon in art class!
Happy Almost Friday!

We have started a new round of lessons for every grade!  Be looking out for:
K-Practicing Lines and Shapes!
1st- What's Inside My Head!  A Self Portrait Lesson with Crayons and Magazines!
2nd:  Oil Pastel Self Portraits!
3rd:  Picasso Self Portraits!
4th:  Cut Paper Self Portraits
5th: Chuck Close Grid Self Portraits

Friday, August 14, 2015

A Bad Case of Stripes

Our First Day of Art We Are Learning to 
Be Ourselves and Live Colorfully, 
Just like Camilla Cream in
A Bad Case of Stripes
 This is a story about Camilla Cream.  She loves lima beans but doesn't want to get made fun of at school so she denies her love for them.  She soon finds out that being herself is much better than being like everyone else!  Our first few weeks in art are based on Camilla!
 Here is our door to the art room!
 And also my Bad Case of Stripes shoes I made and have been wearing for this week!
I, like Camilla, LOVE lima beans!
Each grade is making self portraits but with one color per grade!  Here are some that the 2nd, 4th, and 5th have been working on.

Once every grade has finished we will make a LIVE COLORFULLY wall display in the elementary halls with every students artwork!  Stay tuned to see that soon!

The New Elementary Art Room at Boyd Buchanan

 Here is my favorite school quote!  
I decided it was so great it needed its own mural.
 Here is ART-OPOLY Board, it is for 
the students to keep their behavior in check!

 This is Our Magic Light Cloud and 
Sea Mural We Will Work on During The School Year!

Here is my first Boyd Buchanan bulletin board!  "Give thanks with a grateful heart," is our verse of the year!  I had teachers send me what they were thankful for and I made their ideas into paper airplanes.   Here is to many more! 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Marriage, Moving, and Memories

This summer I married this perfect fella!

And moved to Chattanooga!

Accepted a job at Boyd Buchanan Elementary school!

And said goodbye to my mentors, friends, and colleagues at Shayne Elementary.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

My Favorite Picasso Quote! Door Decor!

I doodled this awhile ago in my sketchbook and this summer I thought HEY this would be awesome DOOR DECOR!  So I painted it on butcher paper and Wah-LA!

“Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel? You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.”
-Pablo Picasso

Dali's Dreamy Birdies

We studied Dali and his The Elephants painting.  We made our birds and similar to Dali.  Long skinny legs and warm colors for the background.  We also added a cool color bird to make it POP!  I saw this lesson online and fell in love with it!  It is a two day lesson that keeps the students engaged the entire time!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Black History Month Approaching!

February is Black History Month and we are celebrating with Maya Angelou.  The students learned about Maya and all she had accomplished in her life.  We focused on "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."  We drew cages on music note paper (hence the "sings") and then added an oil pasteled bird.  The students were able to choose their bird and finish by mounting their cages to a black sheet of paper.  A student teacher with Mrs. Staehling found this lesson on the internet and I tweaked it a bit! Love how they turned out!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

First Grade Pattern Dino's!

So proud of these cutie dinosaurs for 1st grade.  The students drew out their dino's with instruction then added pattern with crayon.  They sharpied the outline and then painted with watercolors!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Chuck Close, Math in the Art Room

Our fourth grade students made these AWESOME Chuck Close artworks.  First, we took their picture and printed it out, then they traced their face with a sharpie, then they used rulers to grid and add symbols.  The students colored their hair, face, background, and clothing two different colors.  We had a blast doing these and they look so GOOD! Love incorporating math and art! Especially since I am marrying a math teacher!!