Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sunflowers!! Our school garden and Van Gogh inspired artwork!

The sunflowers are sky high in our garden! I'm teaching our students a little about Vincent Van Gogh this week, so we decided to bring some of the outside in! Third grade will create an oil pastel/ water color still life of sunflowers. Our fourth grade students will learn to radial weave on a sunflower loom they created from paper plates! Here are some photos to show where we are on the process!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Garden prints!

Our school has an amazing garden. Yesterday I decided to pick a few of the fruits and veggies and teach some of my classes a little about printmaking. We discussed texture, color and shape. We created crayon rubbings of the large sunflower leaves and printed tomatoes, beans, leek blossoms, apples, strawberries and kale. 

This last photo was from the last class of the day. They were able to try all of the produce on our table covers before I threw them away.... It was messy! 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Working together in the ART ROOM!

We are diving into some group projects as well as new classroom management system that is totally run by our students. More to come!!