Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Britto Pyramids

My 2nd grade artists have been learning about Egypt. I was inspired by Megan, at The Elementary Art Room, who told be about a project she did on Britto's pyramid.  I have been wanting to do a project with the contemporary artist Romero Britto for a while, but I had no idea that he had created large scale pyramids for London's Tutankamen exhibit.  I was excited to try to tie together the old and the new.

Studnets began by drawing their pyramids on white tagboard.  We drew the simple pyramid shape together and then I told them they could pick what Egyptain symbols they wanted to add.   I had handouts of differnet Egyptain symbols for students to refer to.  I especially like Ralph Masiello's Ancient Egypt Drawing Book

I also showed students some of Britto's sketches...


 The studnets drew their designs, added sharpie then colored with flurescent markes.  When then finshed they cut out thier pyramid and glued it to black paper.  Finally they added hieroglyphics of their name with gel markers and me added some glitter. 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

New iPad...any advice?

Today I got an iPad and am wondering if any of my fellow art teachers use their iPad for blogging? I just downloaded the app Blogsy and this is my first attempt. I am hoping to use it at school for photographing and then easy blogging. Any advice?

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Installation Artists Pip & Pop?

This morning I was doing my daily rounds on Pinterest and came across this art game website.  After further exploration I stumbled upon the game for Pip & Pop.  I had never heard of Pip and Pop, but now I think I am in love!

Their website has a bunch of great images, along with this Flickr account. I love how some of the images show the process of them putting together the installation.  I definitely see an art lesson with my students in the future! What do you think?  Are you new to Pip & Pop too?  Or was it just me :)
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