Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Clay Play

Kinders got their hands on some clay this afternoon.  We made owls, and whales and pinch pots.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Kindergarten Concentric Hearts

My kinders worked really hard today making concentric hearts.  I gave them a heart template to trace and cut out the hearts first.  Then they painted a heart in the center and kept adding heart outlines changing colors then if they got it all filled up with color I told them to paint designs on top of their hearts.  I didn't have red, but I had florescent pink which they didn't mind substituting.  I love how art gets them to focus, you could hear a pin drop in my class.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ready For February

I'm so ahead of the game, which is unusual.  But I couldn't wait to put these up.  My 4th graders studied Jim Dine and Robert Indiana 'love' sculptures and did hearts with oil pastels and tissue borders, and the winter mittens were with 2-3 graders after school.  It's been in the 80s weather wise here in So Cal but we can still paint snow....

Monday, January 6, 2014

Mixed Collage

My favorite media, or medium if you must ask, is mixed.  I love the layering.  Working on a few pieces lately for an assessment.  

Friday, January 3, 2014

Mixed Media Collage

I've been in the creative mood lately for some mixed media collage.  I started with gluing on some scraps of paper, then painted a light coat of greens and blues, then I printed some bubble wrap patterns here and there in a contrasting color .

Next I painted and collaged some vases and leaves....Then added collaged and painted flowers.  Still not sure it's finished yet, I might add some doodling with a thin black marker.