Monday, November 28, 2011

Sumi Inspired Watercolor 1st-3rd Grade

All of the following art was done on white paper, and yet my photographs were taken on different days with different lighting and resulted in a variety of shades.  I printed out each student's name in Chinese to add to their artwork.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Drawing Leaves in Charcoal

The Jr/Sr High General Art class spent some time being introduced to using charcoal.  Using the subject matter of a leaf seemed simple, yet was still a challenge for those students who had never used charcoal before.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Van Gogh's Starry Night 4th-6th Grade

I love the results from this project.  We use oil pastels on black construction paper.

It is not a fast project to do - but they turn out beautiful.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Crazy Paper Faces 1st-3rd Grade

Lots of cutting and pasting to make our colorful silly faces.

After they completed their faces, it was glued to a background color of their choice and then they added the hair.

The following are their results.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Watercolor Crayon Resist 1st-3rd Grade

I have done this project for years and always love the results.

After drawing and adding designs with crayons, the watercolor is added.  

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Some results from our marbling project.

I love looking at all of these - such fun results.  

We aren't through with these yet.  We will be adding in ink line work.  The end product won't be for quite a while.  This is a filler project and I'm not sure when they will be done.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Shaving Cream Marbling

Often it is hard to do art on the go.  It’s always a challenge to gather all the art supplies to take (mainly because I can so easily forget something) and then set everything up and clean it all up within an hour.  I was wanting to tackle the task of marbling with shaving cream with my 7th-12th grade class, but wasn’t sure of the mess within the time frame.  By using shortcuts we were able to successfully accomplish it and have a few minutes to spare – thanks to everyone  for working so diligently and leaving the room in great shape – no shaving cream on walls or ceilings or carpet!    


We worked right on the table with newspapers and then just threw everything away.  Quick clean-up.  I will display some of the end results once they are dry. 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Art classes have begun!

This was the first complete week for the coming school year ahead.  Lots of projects were started.  The drawing class began with sketching and shading practice for the first year students.