Saturday, February 26, 2011

Painted Paper On Facebook!

Hey Guys! To better communicate with followers, Painted Paper is now on Facebook.
Want more photos? Quicker feedback to questions?
Hit the Like button and updates will appear on your facebook page. Enjoy Painting!

Laura

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Whoooo is Picasso?



Our Inspiration:


We are really enjoying the artist Pablo Picasso and all his fab artworks. One thing he did was create various birds and owl pieces.
In one of my 3rd grade classes, Students created their abstract owls. Some made their project more realistic while others really went to the extreme pattern! These were done in a 40 minute class period.

Vocabulary: Lines, A B Pattern, Symmetry, Fold, Zig-Zags, Dabbed, Circles,

Directions:
1. Students fold their papers "hotdog" style
2. Draw half the shape of their owl. Head, Body and Claws
3. Cut on pencil line
4. Open then add patterns to represent the body,
5. Add symmetrical painted eyes-using patterns or designs.
6. Let Dry

Students really loved this project. No designs were drawn out. Every design was painted.


I love the thick, quick brushstrokes on these beautiful birds!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Stylish Blog Award from Kid's Artist. Thank you!



7 Things About Me
1. I went to a private school and never had any elementary, middle school, or high school art until I started college.
2. I have 2 zany kids who keep me on my toes all the time!
3. I love to travel but since the kids are little have not done much. My husband and I used to travel out west with no plans the best way to travel!
4. I have been to Russia several times. Just love the area north of Moscow!
5. I have a ceramics degree but don't care to much about clay.
6. I love to garden and grow pumpkins
7. I love coffee, tea and esp. turkish coffee!

Now for the blogs I am passing this on to. Isn't cool to pay this forward?! This was a difficult task and I really could of listed 50 blogs. But if I must, here are my choice of great blogs:

1. http://www.deepspacesparkle.com/
2. http://artolazzi.blogspot.com/
3. http://mrspicassosartroom.blogspot.com/
4. http://sara-mincy.blogspot.com/
5. http://ejeart.blogspot.com/
6. http://artprojectgirl.blogspot.com/
7. http://plbrown.blogspot.com/
8. http://marymaking.blogspot.com/
9. http://questartists.blogspot.com/
10. http://elementaryartroom.blogspot.com/
11.http://vividlayers.blogspot.com/

Monday, February 21, 2011

Picasso's Still Life

Inspired by various Picasso's Still Lifes ? This project adds many art concepts together. 5th grade level. 40 minute classes




Vocabulary:
Collage, Overlapping, Highlight, Shading, Crosshatching, Line, Symmetry,

Week One
Students will
1. Pick 2 various printed paper for wallpaper, glue down to background
2. Create a symmetrical wacky table out of black construction paper. Glue down
3 Paint with vivid brush strokes on table
4. Draw in pencil at least 5 different fruits: Grapes, Oranges, Apples, Bananas, Pineapples, Strawberries etc.
5. Paint with tempera paint the various fruits. Let Dry

Week Two
Students will
1. Continue painting fruit if needed. Let Dry.
2. Use Oil pastels to shade the fruit creating Highlights and Shadows. Explain Crosshatching.
3. Cut out fruit and glue down on tables to create a collage still life. Overlapping Shapes.
4. Use painted paper to create bottles or bowls if desired.

Week Three
1. Students will outline every shape with wide angle sharpie to create bold black lines.

Materials:
12 x 18 Black construction paper for table
12 x 18 colored construction paper for background
Printed wallpaper and origami paper
Various colors of tempera paint
oil pastels
Chisel Sharpie Markers
Painted paper scraps

Friday, February 18, 2011

Under the Sea with Picasso and Me- Octopus


Another fun sea creature for our Under the Sea Mural.

Week One Vocabulary: Tint, Shade, Stamping
Students used sponges to paint paper with tints and shades of purple and magenta. Let Dry.

Week Two
Students used tracers to create the tentacles of their Octopus. They then chose from various body poses to trace and create their unique creature. To complete the octopus, students added large construction paper eyes and used dot painters to create suction cups on the arms. Lastly, students used glitter paint to cover their shimmering guys.

Materials:
12 x 18 construction paper
9 x 12 construction paper
scrap black and white construction paper
Purple. magenta, and white tempera paint. Glitter paint, glue, scissors, tracers
Sponges

This was such a fun project. I really enjoyed watching the students create their octopuses and every time another octopus was born, a "high-five" was given! This was a perfect class. The students had as much fun as I did. This is why I love to teach! Each 2nd grade class is creating a different creature from the sea. Other student (5th and 6th) have painted 12- 5 x 3 foot banners to create the under the sea mural.

Laura



Sunday, February 13, 2011

Mural making time!

With all the delays from the bad weather and frigid temps we only see some classes for 15 minutes on delay days. Well that is just enough time for the 6th grade students to paint these murals with plants commonly found under the sea. 2nd grade projects were then added to the mural. These are just a start more to come! Supplies: Tempera paints and large brushes!



Saturday, February 12, 2011

Stylish Blog Award from Fairy Dust Teaching. Thank you!



Fairy Dust Teaching have so kindly awarded me with a Stylish Blogger Award. It was a great surprise for me and for thinking of me!
http://fairydustteaching.blogspot.com/
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 10-15 recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!

7 Things About Me
1. I went to a private school and never had any elementary, middle school, or high school art until I started college.
2. I have 2 zany kids who keep me on my toes all the time!
3. I love to travel but since the kids are little have not done much. My husband and I used to travel out west with no plans the best way to travel!
4. I have been to Russia several times. Just love the area north of Moscow!
5. I have a ceramics degree but don't care to much about clay.
6. I love to garden and grow pumpkins
7. I love coffee, tea and esp. turkish coffee!

Now for the blogs I am passing this on to. Isn't cool to pay this forward?! This was a difficult task and I really could of listed 50 blogs. But if I must, here are my choice of great blogs:

1. http://www.deepspacesparkle.com/
2. http://artolazzi.blogspot.com/
3. http://mrspicassosartroom.blogspot.com/
4. http://sara-mincy.blogspot.com/
5. http://ejeart.blogspot.com/
6. http://artprojectgirl.blogspot.com/
7. http://plbrown.blogspot.com/
8. http://marymaking.blogspot.com/
9. http://questartists.blogspot.com/
10. http://elementaryartroom.blogspot.com/
11.http://vividlayers.blogspot.com/



These are just a few! but ones that I find so inspirational. Glad to be part of a great blogging community! :)

Laura

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Show us your room, cart or hallway!


My art room, originally uploaded by paintedpaper.



Paints!! , originally uploaded by paintedpaper.



paint, originally uploaded by paintedpaper.

Ok guys, SO it is really cold outside and there is not much to do, let's have some fun! Show us your classroom, any place where you get inspired or a special teaching area.
In my classroom I call it our Investigation Area! This area contains a carpet, dry erase board and the whole wall that is a bulletin board with covering. You can also see my paints and my drying rack. So post away!




Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Boats on the Mediterranean Sea

Want a fun project to do in 40 minutes? Try these.
1. Students folded a 12 x 18 paper in half, painted the sky and water with watercolors. Let Dry for about 4 minutes.
2. Students then used tempera paints starting with the lightest colors then progressing to the darkest color to complete their steamships.
3. Lastly, students folded over their papers and pulled a monoprint from their original painting. No pencils were used, everything was done by imagination!
These were a blast to do and the students loved them! I found the project at Crayola.com. I like to check in their gallery every once and a while. This one will be a keeper. :)

Vocabulary: Monoprint, reflection, transparent, opaque.



Monday, February 7, 2011

Picasso's Weaving the Blues.....



During Picasso's Blue Period, Pablo used various tints and shades of blue. Picasso painted with blue paint because his friend had died and he was deeply saddened. He also missed his home land of Spain. With all the blue he also enjoyed music. Many of his paintings, and collage projects have guitars and music in them. So why not incorporate the weaving of tints and shades along with sheet music.
Directions:
Day 1
1. Students painted various tints and shades on 12 x 18 paper. Let dry.
Day 2
2. Students added oil pastels designs on the edge of the tints and shade shapes.
Day 3
1. Students create a loom out of the pre-painted 12 x 18 paper.
2. Strips of blue shades of construction paper cut to 1" by 18"
3. Students weave.
4. Last, weavings were glued to a 18 x 24 blue construction paper and students painted borders with tints and shades of blue tempera paint. Students had the option of using Picasso head stamps for an extra design. When projects were displayed in the hallway the strips of the weavings were bent up.

We also created some for the Rose Period

Saturday, February 5, 2011

More Tints and Shades Hearts!


I love seeing everyone's beautiful hearts. Here are some hearts I did with 2nd graders.
Directions:
1. Cut heart glue down.
2. Paint symmetrical designs around hearts.
3. Let dry then add oil pastels designs on top of painted designs

Materials: Pints, Reds and Purples
12 x 12 construction paper
11 x 11 construction paper
6 x 6 construction paper for hearts
brushes tempera paint
oil pastels

Ps. My school secretary took these photos for the schools website! I thought it was cute she said she is constantly looking for art projects!