Monday, September 27, 2010
R. likes. There is no doubt that he's really into sports! Take a
closer look and you'll see that he has other interests like music and
eating fast food and tacos!
the way back to first grade!
It is great to see kids like her that were
my students years ago when I was
teaching at Holliman and Christopher Rhodes.
Not much has changed since she was little;
Ciara still loves Art class!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
She drew a beautiful chipmunk holding a giant cookie
and then added tons of great objects that are all about her.
Check out the way she shows light, medium and dark
values in her crayon coloring!
The monkey is so big that he dominates the rest
of the composition. Kyle liked the idea of
representing himself as a monkey because his
family runs a tree service and he likes to
work with his Dad.
This is a close up of Gabe D.'s musk ox. I think it's cool because it is listening to an I-pod and has a NY Yankees tattoo!
On his assessment worksheet, Gabe wrote that he chose to represent himself as a musk ox because "It's big and it likes to eat".
Sounds like a great answer to me!
to color in all of the objects. Then we applied watercolor
paints using the wet-on-wet method.
Kyle H. is adding a multi-colored background
around the pegasus that represents him
in this picture.
Friday, September 17, 2010
In this picture, Ethan is working on outlining his drawing for the lesson I call, "All About Me." I like to teach this lesson as a fun way to get to know my students better at the beginning of a new quarter. I ask each student to complete a worksheet where they answer a few simple questions about the things they like to do, their favorite foods, their favorite place, etc.
The students work on using overlapping shapes to make the composition more interesting. Overlapping shapes go in front of or behind each other. The composition of a picture is the way that the artist chooses to organize all of the parts in the picture.
I also required that they fill up the paper with drawings that were a variety of sizes. Using a variety of sizes means that some things are big, some are medium and some are small. Using variety in an artwork helps to make the picture interesting to look at.
Let's see how this assignment progresses in the next few posts!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
This is a photo of me with my nephew Daniel at his 8th birthday party a few weeks ago. When we asked him what he wanted for his birthday present, he was being silly and told me that he wanted a pet rock! Several weeks went by and I bet he thought that I would forget about the pet rock idea. You know I love to have fun, so as a joke, I painted this rock that I got from the beach . I gave it a crazy green texture and huge eyes with a wide toothy grin. I added a velvet bed and water and food cups to complete the set. I put it in a box, wrapped it up and gave it to Daniel with the rest of his gifts. The look on his face was priceless when he pulled "Rockie" out from his box!
The incredible art featured here was created by Alex, Jarrison, Dylan and Shannon. (Left to right)