Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Her are my two YouTube videos...
Saturday, October 1, 2011
One of my favorite lessons I did this past school year was whimsical trees inspired by the story Willow. (I know I saw this on another art education blog, so please let me know if it was you so I can give you credit).
After reading the story we looked at several tree pictures and discussed how we could come up with our own creative trees. Each student received a piece of 12x36 paper (I think this size really contributed to the overall success of the project). We began with tempera cakes and then used pre-mixed tempera paint.
The kids really seemed to enjoy the process. I loved how they turned out!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
With all that said I am trying to be proactive this year. Many of you have started Pintrest accounts…which I am loving. I just started one for sub lessons:
Check it! If you would like to contribute to this board let me know…or make one of your own…I would love to follow it :)
Here is a sub lesson that a fellow art teacher shared with me….
Share with students about the Cow Parade. Different artist create painted cows around different cities in the world. I bought the above book off Amazon and it has pictures of cows that were created in New York. I like this book because It shows a cow James Rizzi Painted and Romero Britto. Also refer to the Cow Parade website.
Here are a few examples:
I made an outline of a cow and then kids color it with a theme. I don’t have many examples. Here is an U of M themed cow created by a 3rd grader….
Monday, July 11, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I have been struggling with the idea of starting another blog that is mainly for my students. I wanted to be able to put up pictures of the kids working and links to neat art cites. Here is what I have come up with so far... http://dundeeart.blogspot.com/
I would love to hear your feedback and any recommendation for fun art websites for kids. Some of the posts are modified repeats from this blog, but others are not. I have found that loading pictures as a album has been a lot easier too. Thanks!
Friday, April 8, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
First we looked at some of Mr. Rizzi’s magnetic paintings (Click Here). What is neat about these paintings is that the viewer can interact with the work. There is a background and then several magnetic pieces that can be rearranged to make different pictures.
Students used a 12x18 piece of tag board and made a background. On each back corner we added a strip of magnet. Then using poster board the students drew and cut out accessories. Each item also had magnets put on the back. Then the students arranged their picture on a magnetic surface.
Below are my students’ examples…
If I did this project in the future I would try to use stronger magnets. At times we had trouble getting the small pieces to stick. Overall, I thought it was a good project, and exposed the kids to new kind or art form.
Soon, I will be sharing my students' Skype interview with James Rizzi. Once, I get the huge file to upload to YouTube
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Next, we looked at some Picasso paintings and began our silly faces. Once the faces were drawn, we used oil pastels, including fluorescent (a tip from a fellow teacher), a colored the whole picture. Lastly, the kids outlined their features with black oil pastel.