I LOVED hearing students say things like, “Wow, this is awesome!” and “I have never woven in a circle before! I love weaving!” during class today!
One last photo from the end of the day yesterday… when the project shelf is nice and full it shows we have been very busy making art! 🙂
It has been a very busy week with my first assignment for my new grad class and progress reports… so glad to be having fun in the classroom with my students as they are working on lots of fun projects. Here is a quick glimpse at what we are working on right now:
Abstract Texture Rubbings using Implied and Real Texture
Abstract Watercolor Paper Weavings
(We will be starting the weaving during our next class period.)
Kandinsky Inspired Radial Weavings
(I totally stole this from Cassie Stephens!)
Squares With Concentric Circles by Wassily Kandinsky
It took us all class period today to get the warp strings on… a few were able to start adding the weft. We will continue next week.
Kandinsky Inspired Mixed Media
We will finish with oil pastels next class period
Wheels Don’t Have To Be Round…
(Color “Wheels” with Tints and Shades)
(This project is from http://pubdev.ipaperus.com/ArtsandActivities/AAApril2012/)
Some are closer to finished than others. Next class will be spent doing a second layer, neatening and when paint is dry students will retrace lines with black sharpie.
Welcome to the beginning of my art classroom blog! I am hoping to update fairly regularly with a some photos of what my awesome students have been creating. To start here is my newly updated bulletin boards from the hallway… 3rd grade Impressionist Paintings and 2nd Grade Van Gogh Flower Paintings. The impressionism lesson was based on a lesson from my favorite Art Education Site: The Art of Education.