reading & writing with art

November 26, 2012

Peace On Earth

I had my sub do these with my students and I think they turned out great!  I made the power point on the link below, but encouraged them to use it as a guide and add their own creative style.  They created the red berries with their finger prints and used felt to make the bird.  These were all made on inserts from boxes that made a great sturdy canvas.


November 19, 2012

Miss Spider's Tea Party & Mary Cassatt

Stuffed Cooperative Tea Cups and Stacked Cups all made for Miss Spider's Tea Party!  Thanks to our influence from Mary Cassatt and her painting "The Tea".

These stacked cups were also inspired from by:
 "3rd Grade Teacups Inspired by Alice in Wonderland (Botello)"
by Alexandra1915 (Art ID #18062619) 
from Brunswick Acres Elementary School— grade 3.  They were just to perfect to go along with our Mary Cassatt study and Miss Spider's tea party.  My 3-4th grade did the stacked cups and my 5th and 6th graders did the "Cooperative Cups" below that they stuffed!

The Tea Party in the Paint Shop...www.facebook.com/inspirationpointparty

November 13, 2012

Snail Trails with Matisse

Henri Matisse & Snails

Love this book and the artwork in it!  In this book a snail tells the story as he tries to find the artwork that looks like him.  He goes through a variety of artworks from famous artist to find him before he finds his Matisse portrait.  My students created "painting with scissors" snail shells then used water colors to paint the snail and background.  Oh they look so "snail-tisse"! 

November 08, 2012

Zoom! Istvan Banyai

Zoom is one of my favorite wordless books!  Istvan Banyai takes the reader on a journey through a series of "zoomed" illustrations as four of the pages below show.  The book is cleverly designed and my students love making predictions and following the story.  My classes made up the story to go with the book and my digital art class used photographs and mirrored the book by creating 4 of their own zoomish photos and displayed them together. 

Here my students took photo's of themselves to be part of the title of the book!