Friday, January 27, 2012

Ribbon Dragons....

Well I found this on the Family Fun Website so I thought it was cute.. So I gave a try..
I cut the ribbon to about 13"  and then we used tacky glue to glue the pipe cleaner to the bottom of the ribbon.  Then taped it to make sure it really stay there until the glue dried.  After that we just different color contruction paper to make the head and feet.. We have fun eye stickers.. that i gave my students they just love them..

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

4th Grade Birds on a Wire

Ok now I know that all you have seen this Pixar Short For the Birds Right??? Well if not Just Click For the Birds and which the video.  Well at the time the other art teacher I work with was making this cute folk art bird cages with birds in them.. well I thought about doing them, but the I really want to tackel Joseph Cornell Boxes another one of those artist we dont really talk about much.  But then another art teacher was doing a drawing/printmaking project base off the Pixar Short For the Birds and who doesnt love Pixar.  So I thought it would be cool to making the short into a little sculpture/diorama.  My students had to bring in box from home. We wrapped them in craft paper, and the made everthing in it 3d.  They are turing out so Cool...

Jean Dubuffet MEGA Animal sculpture update #1

 Alright I know that all of you have been waiting to see what these look like.. well the giraffe and bird are done elephant is still a work in progress hoping to be done soon..

5th Grade Max Beckmann self portrait

My 5th Graders were learning how to draw a face the right way. And that is fun all it in self I wanted them to learn about an artist also.  There are alot of artist that did self portraits, but their are many artist that we never really talk about Max Beckmann being one of them.  This was a fun one to do.  My students were using oil pastels on brown craft paper.  They have a few choices, they could draw themselves as Rockstars, Clowns, or Athlete.  But they must show all the facial figures and hair.  After we got done with the drawings we painted the whole project with black india ink, and then let it sit for a few mins.  During this class I dont have a sink which make the next step of the project a bit fun.. You need to wash off the ink. Everywhere the oil pastel is the ink resist. If you look at a Max Beckmann painting he has a lot of black outlines that is what we were trying to get.. The student really thought putting the ink on and washing it off was really cool.  The first picture is a drawing with no ink on it yet.. all the other picture have the ink on them..

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2nd Grade Start your engines

Vroom Vroom... Hot Rod Hamster coming through...I have this book called Hot Rod Hamster by Cynthia Lord, and I just love it.. I had really big hopes for this project, but it fell a bit short... there is a long story of why it fell a bit short.. but you all dont want to hear that.. They are still very cute..
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