reading & writing with art

May 30, 2014

5th Grade was a Barrel of Monkeys!

Last 5th grade fun project with my 5th grade monkeys...we did warm and cool colors drawing our versions of the Barrel of Monkeys!  I had them add captions...quite funny.

May 27, 2014

Lady Liberty, Peter Max & Andy Warhol

                                                                                               My 4th graders made these cool pieces after learning about 2 artist Andy Warhol & Peter Max.  We looked at several pieces of their art work and did a study on Lady Liberty.  We looked at the map of New York and discussed what other landmarks were in New York.  Some of my classes did the print making piece with foam and my final classes did theirs in the style of Peter Max with water colors.  Unfortunately my print making photos were deleted and these are all I have to show, but they did a great job!  Each student created a red, white and blue background for their artwork to be mounted on as well.
We used this book The Story of the Statue of Liberty by Maestro to learn more about Lady Liberty.

May 26, 2014

Butterfly Birthday Paint Party @ Inspiration Point

More fun paintings from my Inspiration Point Paint Shop!  Love so much having artist come out and paint.  This class was for Logan's Birthday Party and she selected butterflies for her theme.  We had tons of fun and they did a great job!

May 22, 2014

Memorial Day & 6th Grade Art


 This was my 6th graders last day of art and we finished it with these pieces that really make a statement.  We watched the youtube clip below about the History of Memorial Day.  President Obama shares why it is a special day.  It is only about a 3 1/2 minute clip but it is a very cool clip.

The History of Memorial Day: by Studies Weekly   

Next they designed a patriotic red, white and blue background.  I told them they could be abstract or realistic and I had a variety of pieces designed.  They could use colored pencils, markers or crayons for their background piece.
  When they finished their backgrounds then we broke out the ARMY MEN.  I wanted them to have something they could really observe to help them with their drawings.  They used pencil to sketch out their army men on white paper.  3.  They cut out their pieces.  4.  They placed them on black paper to cut out a shadow that copied the army image they drew.
Last they arranged their pieces by deciding how their shadow would be placed and glued all the pieces together.  Very cool!