Sunday, May 23, 2010

Kandinsky Circles

This ended up being a great end of the year project with water colors for fifth grade ( and some third). They just made a grid, drew targets in each on, and experimented with color relationships. They enjoyed focusing on the painting, but I didn't mind the chatting so much because they were working and I got a lot of compliments from other teachers

Clay Animals

I thought I had more pics, but some of my third graders did these clay animals, they turned out super cute!

Ceiling Tiles

Each year fifth graders have an opportunity to enter a competition to paint a book cover on a ceiling tile. I am the one in charge, but the whole staff votes on who wins. Here are this years winner's finish product:

Saturday, May 22, 2010


I'm in the process of moving to Virginia from Oklahoma...I will be back soon!

Monday, May 17, 2010

AfroTextures: Self-Portrait

One of my favorite projects!
I walk students through how to draw a face, explain proportions and where things go. They practice in their sketchbooks, and then draw in pencil on card stock paper. Next they add five guidlines in the hair and add their first, last, or nickname in the "afro" area. They then outline everything in sharpie. They add different textures between the letters of their hair with the sharpie. Lastly, they outline the letters with glitter glue pens. The results are so fun, and always unique! 

Bubbly Wrap Prints

I'm not sure where I originally got this lesson plan from because I had it planned before blogging, and really I can't remember life before blogging. Anyway, I used it for my Art Focus class (a relaxing art program for students that, well, needed to relax) after school on Mondays. Here some of the results:


first print
a second print
neon print
another second print

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Last week was our Honor Art show at Piedmont Elementary, and it was a huge success:-) Pictures to come soon!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Husband's away...

I get to play!
Okay, maybe I have been watching way too much HGTV. And since we are moving in 1 1/2 weeks no point in me doing any apartment changes. Enter cheap target table. I stole the paisley pattern from Lilly Pulitzer. I think I am going to line the side edges with some sort of small teal  or cobalt blue colored tile or glass, but we'll see. I love impromptu projects!