The 4th graders recently completed their versions of Paul Klee's Castle and Sun.
Here are a few of the Paul Klee Castle and Sun inspired paintings, done on recycled book pages.
I had some old book pages, and thought it would be fun to do some of these on them. I had some old books donated to the classroom, and since they weren't something I thought the kids would ever read, I thought why not?! (That's what happens when you are low on paper!) If these were by my kids, I would totally frame them, wouldn't you?
Last year, I attended the Create 2012 conference in Murfreesboro, TN. Several of the teachers from my town attended, and it was great. My favorite class was one on drawing animals, and the class description said something about being "based on the style of Laurel Burch". Well, since I am a big fan of hers, mostly because of all the things she had to overcome in life, I attended. The lady was so sweet, but basically she showed us her work, and let us have at it. That was fine with me! I was ready to just make something. Having an obsession with owls, which dates back to the 70's when they were first in style, I naturally chose to draw one. This is what I came up with-
I took it to school, and the kids went wild. I don't know if it was the color, or the glitter, or what, but they BEGGED to make one. They did a great job. I believe these are from the third graders-
Pretty cute, huh?
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...