Friday, February 7, 2014
Roarockit is a company from Toronto Canada that builds boards with students by hand, layer by layer. I got the chance to visit and see the Amazing students at Oasis Skateboard Factory School. Then, students in Green Bay got to build their own boards! It was a great experience, and one I hope to repeat this summer! I worked with the talented Adam Peters from Preble! Big Thank You to Trina Lambert, my principal for being so supportive!
2/3 Graders watched a beautiful youtube video of the Northern Lights and painted a liquid watercolor background-we emphasized the wet-on-wet watercolor technique. Students could add pinches of salt for stars. The next class students created penguins, practicing cutting, gluing and creating characters! Great job!
Thursday, February 6, 2014
4/5th Graders created these crayon drawings learning how to make these landscapes step-by-step. Found this idea while surfing the internet, sorry I can't give credit. It was a fun way for students to draw 3D.
Students in 2/3 Grade created Robot Paintings, (using a great handout from Pinterest) then went on to use recycled objects to create sculptures. This project would not have been successful, if I didn't have an amazing Mom who came in to help me! Rounding up recyclables, manning a hot glue gun, storing them (over 100 robots in the basement!!). It was an unforgettable project. Students even wrote stories in their classrooms about their Robots! It was a great way for everyone to feel successful and just build!!
I love "Clay in a Day" lessons for elementary. This was one of them. Simple pinch pot designs, relating to our previous lesson on Charley Harper. I enjoy doing 2D--then translating it to a 3D work of art. I think it is a good skill for students to be able to think this way.
2/3rd graders looked at the whimsical illustrations of Charley Harper. Students made their own Cardinal Illustration based on one of his works. We followed this up with a clay lesson, doing birds on a bird bath!
Middle School Students created these collages after viewing the work of Gustav Klimt. It was a fun way to use pattern, no stress, fun, metallic marker goodness. These are from last year! I need to blog more!!