Dias de los Muertos

Dias de los Muertos

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

5th grade Selfies

 Using their i-pad the 5th graders took their picture, downloaded it to their Google Drive.
Then using the I-Mac Airs we printed their photo in black and white.
 Using wet transfer and transparencies, they printed at least 3 prints of their photo.

Using their best print, students were then asked to paint the print with a monochromatic theme. The students explored making shades and tints of one color.
Finished paintings soon to follow!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Abstract Art

Students were inspired to create something abstract after looking and learning about artist of the day Paul Klee.

Senecio (Head of a Man) by Paul Klee 
oil on canvas 1922

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Art room quote of the day: "If you can't draw something that looks real, just say it's abstract." -Meghan 5th grade

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Summer Time!

The end of school is here! Thus the giant smile on my face. It's been a wonderful year. I'm looking forward to a little R and R over the summer to refuel myself for next school year. Have a fun and safe summer. Do something creative over the summer: sketch, color, paint, image, build, sculpt, explore....enjoy!

Friday, May 23, 2014

5th grade Animal Ceramic Bowls

I just couldn't resist showing some more of these awesome bowls that my 5th graders created.

3rd grade flowers inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe

3rd graders: Warm and Cool colored flowers inspired by artist Georgia O'Keeffe.
Students first used pencil to draw a large flower onto black construction paper. Then students traced their pencil drawing in regular Elmer's glue. Students used oil pastel (Craypas) to color in between the glue outline. And the end results are fabulous!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ceramic Animals

2nd grade ceramic animal sitters
embellished with beads, buttons and wire.
5th grade ceramic bowls. Students started with a basic pinch pot and added more clay to bring their creation to life.

Monday, May 12, 2014

2nd grade ceramics

Animal sitters...ceramic animals embellished with color sharpie, wire and beads.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

5th grade weaving

 5th grade character weavings.
Students had to design a person, animal or monster.

Students could embellish their character with buttons or beads.

Students learned weaving vocabulary.  (Warp/Weft/Loom)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

 2nd grade plate weaving
How can art be functional?
How do different cultures use textiles?

Building Our Future 3rd grade Mural painting

Friday, March 28, 2014

LISD Art Show 2014
4th grade ceramic bells




Kindergarten Still Life

5th paper mache masks

We studied artist of various talents and capabities. Mouth and feet painters and a blind sculptor Michael Naranjo.

Creating art from another artist perspective=priceless