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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Landscapes

I am beginning a really fun landscapes lesson where I teach the students to use masking techniques to create a forest landscape. This lesson almost always produces great results and the kids have a lot of fun learning the new painting techniques. I have them lay different sized masking tape on the paper. (this year I am using a donated paper I have a ton of, and it has almost a plastic quality so the tape does not tear it.) Then they paint their horizon line and can choose if they want a sunset or blue sky, etc... We let the background dry and the next class they pull off the tape and paint the details of their trees. We look at birch trees, and students usually really enjoy painting that type of tree.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Auction! Auction! Auction!

 I have been super busy lately working on DuPonts Auction Art Projects! Every year in November we have a fundraising supper, silent, and live auction to help our PTO raise money. It is usually a great success, and a lot of people in our community donate items to help our school. It is so nice to be in a supportive community with parents who do so much for their children.
I assist students in making a class art project to go in our silent auction. It's a lot of work, but it's worth it! Parents usually get into quite the battle to win their childs art work!
Here are some of the projects we have done this year...

                                                               First Grade Birdhouses


                                                           Kindergarten Bowls


                                                               Second Grade Flower Planters




                                                                      Third Grade Umbrellas

                                                                   Fourth Grade Bulldog Tubs

Stop by and see us for lots of good deals on NOVEMBER 11th!!!!!