connecting curriculum and creativity through art

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


What a fun way to teach the color wheel! My son did a project something like this in his K class. I changed it a little and had the 2nd graders create rainbows. We also talked about how a rainbow is made an added painted paper rain clouds and suns. They were hit with the students.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Monochromatic Monkeying Around...

3rd Graders created these wild monkeys for our Art Show. They are wild and crazy just like my 3rd graders :)
1st they took 3 sheets of 12 x18 brown paper and folded them into long strips. Then, glued down on a paper bag.

2nd, they added the face, (the shape of a peanut), glued on top of a 6 x 9 piece of construction paper. Students then added facial features-eyes, nose, mouth, Lastly, students added various hair to their monkey and painted texture on top of legs and arms.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Van Gogh Wheat Fields

4th graders created beautiful landscapes with tempera paints and oil pastels. First, students used a larger brush to paint a base layer of paint. 2nd, the students created movement with a small paint brush and small brushstrokes. Just like Van Gogh, students add small lines to their shapes. Lastly, students created more texture on the paintings with a 3rd layer using various oil pastels. Students really enjoyed this projects!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

VanGogh Sunflowers

To wrap up the school year our last unit is on Vincent VanGogh. The 5th grade students created clay sunflowers inspired by Vincent's various paintings on sunflowers. We used white stoneware and fired to cone 06. Then we glazed them with various glazes and fired at cone 04. The students had a great time glazing their special flowers.