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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Chinese New Year Dragon Art

In 2nd grade classes we have been studying asian culture & in particular Chinese New Year.Students love the bright cultural traditions & especially the dragons. We glued yarn in a shape for the body & then drew a pattern in oil pastels.  Here are some of their masterpieces. 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Van Gogh Chairs

I found this idea online & thought it looked like a lot of fun. The kids really enjoyed the 3-d effect & they always love learning about Vincent Van Gogh. we studied a little of his life history & took our inspiration from his bedroom at Arles painting & the chair with the pipe. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Peacock Art

Third grade has been working on a peacock project thst is turning out great. I did a modified version of a lesson on Deep Space Sparkles blog. Students are using metallic paints and metallic oil pastel. I can't wait to see the final results! 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Ceramic Artist visit

Last month we had a great visit from a local ceramic artist who worked with students to create clay projects. We had a lot of fun and the bowls and snowmen have now been fired and are ready to glaze!
My school district came out and interviewed us to create a video about the visit which is sponsored by APSU. Here is a link to the video they made:

I will post pics of our finished artwork soon!