Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Romero Britto Inspired Walking Horses

In honor of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration,  the students have started creating their Romero Britto inspired horses. I think they are awesome! When they finish the Horse, they will work on the background. These are works in progress...

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Come meet our Lego people!

The kids LOVED this! I could hear them in the hallway oohing and as aahing which, as you know, is a pretty good sign. ;)

I had to come up with a fun, one day lesson, and this was it! We are out for the Horse Show Celebration starting next Friday, so I wanted something cute to hang in the halls. I found the template on Pinterest. There is another one that has dotted lines, in case you want the option of adding outfits without lines going through them.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Self portraits

Of course, this is my first lesson every year. I love to see what the kids come up with for their yearly self portaits. I will save these all year, and at the end of the year they will do another to compare how much their skills have grown. Looking at these just make me happy. The students in grades 2-5 were given mirrors to look at themselves while drawing. The younger ones just drew from memory- the mirrors were just a distraction for them.

Crazy Fridays...

So, next week the kids don't come on Friday. Today I decided that I would go ahead and teach next week's lesson to my Friday class so they wouldn't miss it. Because we're getting out for the Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration, I decided we would do a Romero Britto inspired horse. They loved it. I'm doing a whole "Time Traveling through art history" theme this year, complete with my disco ball spinning to create an illusion. Unfortunately, it didn't go quite as well as I hoped, but they enjoyed it. None of them finished in time, so I can't show them to you yet, but they are adorable.

Romero Britto

Good Friday to you! Today I am beginning a lesson on Romero Britto! So excited... Check him out! If you check back later I will hopefully have some examples to show you!

Pretty Little Piggies

The kids finished these up this week and I just had to share. Aren't they adorable? We started with a step by step drawing on pink cons...