My 2nd graders took part in a photography class with our new cameras we received from our Donors Choose grant. I called it our photography workshop and they learned basics with our cameras. If they completed the workshop then they were allowed to use the cameras to do this hilarious Photography ART project.
May 16, 2013
3rd grade at EAGLE Mountain just soared to new heights with these POP ART eagles inspired by Andy Warhol from his series of 10 prints of endangered animals. We learned a lot about pop art and the pop artist himself. I found this great you tube clip that Christie Neale made at: http://youtu.be/ulZ64VDhwXM
I LOVE it because the students have to READ the captions on the bottom. The entire clip is set to a Justin Bieber song...so you should PREP your students ahead of time or they will focus on the the song and dancing. You can also turn the sound off and just watch it silent.
We did our chalk eagles on black paper with a glue outline that they traced with sharpies.
May 10, 2013
Thank you SUBWAY for helping us with our healthy fresh fit sandwich POP ART in kindergarten! They loved learning about the Subway menu and all of the great healthy choices they can have when eating at subway.
We used the book Sam's Sandwich to help us with our art work as well as the power point I made to assist on my authorstream RAW ART at:
We had lots of great discussion and wrote a list of the items we used on our sandwich (see below). There are also 2 more books listed at the bottom that could be used as well.
May 06, 2013
Health Wellness & Medical Sciences Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary ART WINNERS
These art pieces will be featured in the newly remodeled elementary cafeteria.
It's Teacher Appreciation Week, and my friends at DonorsChoose.org want to celebrate!
In honor of teachers across the country, donations to DonorsChoose.org classroom projects will be doubled this week! If you know anyone who is passionate about education, please pass this along. Your donation will brighten my students' school year, and you'll get photos and thank yous from our class.
We are trying to do a Cafeteria Makeover using our students ART!
Here's my teacher page where you can donate or if you know any one that might want to help us out:
To have your donation matched dollar for dollar, enter the match code TREAT on the payment screen. This awesome match offer lasts through Friday, May 10.
My students and I greatly appreciate your support.
May 02, 2013
Michael Shoulders a fabulous author and friend of mine introduced me to the Daruma doll in one of his presentations when he came to Arkansas. The doll is a Japanese tradition where one gives the doll to someone to wish them good fortune. The recipient is to make a wish and color ONLY one of the Daruma's eyes. When the wish comes true then they may color the second eye and reflect on their good fortune.
Just found the book WISHES which would be another great read aloud to go with this project.
My students created their own paper-mache versions of the dolls, wrote a short story about their wish, painted one eye and are anxiously awaiting their wishes to come true.
April 29, 2013
My power point I used for my class is @: http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/huskeyj72501-1763639-louise-nevelson/
If the video will not play in the power point then the video we used about Nevelson in the power point is here: http://youtu.be/gKtWwyQeG7E
**See how we are using the book at the end of the page.
Our project directions and ideas were inspired by:
We also watched this you tube link on tips for How to Use Spray Paint at: http://youtu.be/OH2B2DNJB74
My students began by bringing in random items from home and going on a scavenger hunt at school. We talked about how the items needed to be 3demensional and light weight. We looked for items that would draw the eye and be interesting to look at when assembled. They brought in old game board pieces, cleaned out the kitchen drawer and bottom of the toy box. It was really cool seeing the variety of pieces they brought in to class and they were so excited to show everyone.
The next step was to decide which pieces they would use, how they would overlap and arrange. We went back and looked at Nevelson's assemblages and discussed why she arranged things the way she did. What made pieces stand out and draw the eye in even though it was painted a solid color. This really helped in the planning.
Next they hot glued their pieces into box lids then spray painted their box a solid color. They LOVED using the spray paint! It was MESSY, but so fun! I did the project with 80 students and went through 15 cans of spray paint. So keep that in mind when purchasing paint.
Last we arranged them on the wall. They look SO COOL! We have had tons of compliments!
I took photos of the boxes and we are in the process of creating an I Spy book and posters to display with our boxes. This way viewers will read and look to be actively engaged in our art. Pictures to come soon of the book posters.