Tuesday, July 4, 2017

2017 highlights

Its been a while! I haven't posted on here in forever because it has been much more convenient for me to post to my instgram account @whyiloveart. Please, come follow me! 

I'll add some photos here of what we have been up to at Price. This is just a random selection of photos from our school art show and the Cuyahoga Falls All City Art Walk. 
First grade "friendship" paintings inspired by artists Jasper Johns and Jackson Pollock. 

Second grade students created these stacked hot cocoa mug still life mixed media art inspired by the art of contemporary artist, Heather Galler. 

There is no way to photograph these amazing peacocks to show off their beauty. These stunning sculptures were created by our third grade students. The idea was inspired by our students who originated from Southeast Asia and Nepal. Peacocks are native to these areas and I had a few students request an art project inspired by these beautiful birds. I don't have a photo, but these were displayed at the art show with tealights flickering inside. ( I know..how did I not get a photo!?)

I'm sure if you ask our fifth grade students what their favorite art project this year was, most would answer...BOBBLEHEADS. These ceramic bobbleheads were all so unique. They were a lot of work, but I am so proud of our kiddos for completing them. 

These wire/plaster sculptures were inspired by artists Keith Haring and Alberto Giocometti. Created by 4th grade students, each sculpture was supposed to depict a figure in motion that related to the artist somehow. There was a written statement to go along with each one. 

Second grade focused on creating Tints and Shades of one color for these monochromatic ice cream cones. 

Some adorable "fork tulips" created by kindergarten students for Mother's Day.

Another awesome fourth grade project. These radial weavings on repurposed CDs have become a fourth grade art class staple. They're fun, they're resourceful and when displayed as a mural together, they're just beautiful! Here is our display at the Cuyahoga Falls Public Library. 

5th grade paintings

 Some of our 5th grade Cacti/Succulent Still life drawings which were a HUGE favorite.

 Our community weaving wall. This was a big hit at the art show! We were creating art, together. 
 Here are my boys and I in front of the Weaving Wall. 
This table was set up for students and their families to draw their family portraits on. It will be on display at the start of school. 

Here is one of our auction items for the chair auction at the Art Walk. 

 My boys posing for the Van Gogh inspired Art Op at the Art Walk. 
Some end of the year projects we loved...hot air balloon paintings by 1st grade.

Op Art Cubes created by 3-5 to end the year.  

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.