Sunday, October 15, 2017

Natural Science Illustrated Pine Cones - Grade 4/5

In the past I have taught this lesson with 5th grade, but this year I have decided to try it with my 4th grade artists. Most of them have done an amazing job making careful drawings from observation, but for those who are struggling I have made this little demo video. Its actually the first time I have ever recorded myself drawing. I made a makeshift camera stand using a plexiglass frame and two canisters, so its not the best, but it will do the job.

Here is the video:

And if you are interested in the lesson plan, you can find that here: Pine Cones Lesson Plan

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

TInga Tinga Begins Second Grade's Tour of the World

My second grade artists tour the world as they learn about artists and cultures from across the globe. With each new lesson they earn a passport stamp (sticker) in the passports they made the first week of school.

Our first stop on our journey was the continent of Africa, specifically the country of Tanzania where they learned about the style of art called Tinga Tinga. The lesson plan is available here: Tinga Tinga Lesson

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Love Monsters - Grade 1

The first month of school whizzed by so fast! My students have been so busy creating work for our annual Square 1 Art fundraiser and I have been busy writing lesson plans for my new teacherspayteachers.com store.

Here is the project that first grade made for Square 1 Art. It goes along with the book Love Monster by Rachel Bright. As a beginning of the year lesson it is great because it reviews proper paint and brush handling and cleaning. You can find a copy of the lesson plan at: Love Monster Lesson


Friday, May 26, 2017

Student Art Show 2017

Wow! What an exhausting month or so that its been with making sets for the school musical and putting on this art show. The art show went up in less than 24 hours, was viewable for just a few days and came down in less than an hour the following Monday. After seeing all the work my students did this year I can understand why I've been so tired. But I love teaching art and seeing what my students can accomplish!