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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Paul Klee's Fish Magic


The kids had a ball working on this project! We made our own scratch art paper, and then they scratched out their very own version of Paul Klee's Fish Magic. It took 3 weeks but it was worth it! First, the children covered the posterboard with crayons. Then the next week, they covered the entire paper with black tempera paint. The next week, they used wooden sticks to scratch the designs into the paper. I think they turned out great!

Paul Klee Castle and Sun

The 4th grade kids really enjoyed working on these. We used old book pages from an interior design book the public library gave me. The students drew the castle of their own and then outlined them with Sharpies. Then the next week they painted them with watercolors. They just make me happy!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Crazy for Cats (Klee cats, that is)

The kids have had a ball making a chalky mess this week!
We had chalk everywhere! The kids thought this was a great project...One of my first graders said, "This was the best day ever! We got to make art and get really messy at the same time! I love it!" They crack me up. :)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Native American Art

The students have been learning all about Native Americans this month. The kindergarten and first grade classes have been making teepees and totem poles, second grade has made Native American Pictographs and are now weaving "blankets", Third graders have made teepees, Fourth graders have been making pottery with Model Magic (not the best plan), and Fifth graders have been working on Parfleches. That one is taking a while! Here's what we have so far...
Next week, we will be making some Ojo de dios in 3rd, Rain sticks in 4th, and the rest will be finishing up if possible. I won't see my kinders due to testing for part of the week, so we will be doing a quick I am Thankful turkey...