Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Color theory fun

For our first art projects, each grade level studied color in some way. 

Kindergarten has been using primary colors. These paintings are inspired by Piet Mondrian. 

First grade created some color wheel,textured seaturtles. 

Second grade created color wheel umbrellas and tiny self portraits in rain coats and boots. 

AAnd third-fifth grade students designed their art journal covers using primary, secondary, complementary, warm and cool colors. Can you find the color groups?

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Circle painting!

We started our new year off with a beautiful mess!! It's circle painting time! You can find some other versions of this on my blog as well. We are just getting started, but every student ( and teacher if they wish!) will be working together on this circle inspired mural project. It's team work at its best! 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A new chapter

Hello! I haven't posted in a while but thought it was time to share my new experiences with you.  My family and I moved this summer and I started a new position as the ART teacher at Elizabeth Price Elementary School! I miss my Amherst staff and students, but am also very glad to be here at Price! (If you are reading this from Amherst, I HOPE ALL IS WELL and I think of you often!!!!) 
It has been an exciting transition. I am teaching k-5 art and feel more welcomed each week! The staff and students are great and I look forward to sharing pieces of each project we create with you! STAY TUNED! 

If you are new to my blog, you can also follow me on Instagram @whyiloveart and Twitter @renner_mrs. 

Thank you and have a fabulous day!! Keep creating! 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thank you!

I Love my job!! Thank you to parents and staff members for all of the kind words today. I was nominated staff member of the month and feel so honored. Hope to see you all at our annual art show on May 7th at 5pm!!! 

Friday, February 27, 2015


Our fourth grade students love weaving so much that I decided to create another weaving project for them. We created ceramic looms that turned out beautifully. Check out some of the results. 


We also have a community loom that was donated from or middle school. It has been a great addition to our classroom. 

Wizard of Oz set design!

Our third grade students will be performing The Wizard of Oz, under direction of our music teacher, Mrs. Perry. I love community art projects and volunteered to tackle the set design with our students. They are doing an amazing job. These will also be on display at our annual art show this year!   Here are photos of the process so far

Emerald city gate!

And the castle of the Wicked Witch of the West has befun! 

One final scene remaining!!