Thursday, May 29, 2014

Auction Art

Most years my school does an auction at the end of the year for find raising, and I try and help out by doing class group art projects.  Here are a few so far for this year's auction.
This is 2nd grade, they each designed a peacock feather and helped desin and color the peacock.
This is 4th grade, we brained stormed about ice cream flavors and then collaged.
This is kindergarten, they each painted stripes to go on the zebra.
This is 4th grade, they each designed a boat and sails.
One of my favorites, these are third grade.  The color doesn't do it justice.


Saturday, May 24, 2014

More Egyptian Sarcophagi

..These are 3 of my sixth graders who stayed a little bit longer in class on Wednesday to get their sarcophagus finished.  I am real pleased with the end result, they came out great, and the kids learned so much.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Egyptian Art

So I posted a while ago we were starting an Egyptian art unit and a couple of classes have finished, so here is the process in pictures.  These are 4th and 5th graders mostly, but I did this project with 1st-6th grade.   I am loving the end result and the kids loved learning about Queen Nefertiti and her nephew Tut.  They brought in the brown paper bags that we used for the sarcophaguses, researched Egyptian art and even took a virtual tour of King Tut's tomb.  We talked about the flail and crook that he holds in his hands and what they symbolize.  And they looked at hieroglyphics and wrote their names in pictures on their mummy.   

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Art Festival

This year I displayed the school's art by class as to include every student.  I pre prepped a lot of displays ahead of time by mounting the art on large bulletin board paper from the rolls.  This made it easy to hang 25 pieces at once.  It also allowed for quick take down. 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Giverny, France

Kindergarteners studied Claude Monet and his Impressionism paintings.  I talked about visiting his garden, which would be amazing.  I read the book 'The Magical Garden of Claude Monet'. They drew out lillypads on black paper and colored them in with green chalk.  They colored the backgrounds with loose brush strokes in blue and white chalk.  Next they made a tissue paper flower in pastel colors, and attached it with half a pipe cleaner through a hole, taped down in the back.  Fun project, kids loved blending the chalk and getting messy.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Egyptian Art Unit

We are learning about ancient Egyptian art after being inspired by Queen Nefertiti and her famous bust that was stolen from Egypt and brought to Germany.  We also learned about King Tut,  her nephew 
Creating a mask and mummy.  I'll post finished painted mummies soon....