Saturday, November 22, 2014

Give Thanks

Kinders made these watercolor turkeys, drawn out first and traced with pastels.  I use the liquid water colors.  They are so much more vibrant.

Sunday, November 9, 2014


We studied Joan Miro, and his surreal paintings and sculptures, then created these cardboard sculptures that we painted on one side and drew on the other.  The kids really enjoyed the different options they had, putting them together.

Clipper Ships

I got this idea from Deep Space Sparkle.  Our 5th graders go to the pilgrim ship in Dana Point, so we looked at different tall ships and the differences in them and then painted these, one week was the water color back ground, and the next week was the ship and sails.

Turkey Feathers

Collaborative project, each student designs a feather for the turkey tail.  I put this on the door, so the kids can see it on the way in or out of the art room.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Dio De Los Muertos

Went to a Dio De Los Muertos celebration, what a really cool thing, learned a lot about Latin American culture.

Made this for a friend's son who was getting engaged, how cute would engagement pictures be with these?


Ampersands are my new favorite obsession, I think I need a collection

Fall Art

My second and third graders made scarecrows in after school programming last week. I looked on-line for ideas and I didn't see any really super cute ones, so I combined a few that I saw and like.  I did a directed drawing lesson and since my sink isn't yet installed we colored them with crayons.  They came out cute I thought....

Bug Collections

Jr k's and K's drew and cut out bugs.  Together we drew spiders, lady bugs, beetles and butterflies.  Next we colored and cut them out and collected them on clear contact paper which attached to jar shapes.  

Fall Color Wheels

We studied the color wheel and color theory and created these color wheels.  Part one was the border which we stamped with our own made styrofoam stamps and black tempera, part two was the leaf shapes and oil pastel veins, and glued.

Ocean Mural

My students have been working on a mural project for the Wyland foundation & the theme is ocean is life and we just finished it last week I'm so excited to see how well it does.  So glad it's complete.