I am a 1-8th grade art teacher in Green Bay, WI. I have concocted some of these lessons or stolen them from other talented teachers. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Salvador Dali!

My 4/5 Students created the colorful Salvador Dali portraits--I am sure I found this on another blog--sorry I can't remember! The other drawing is a wonderful Charcoal grid drawing done by one of my talented middle school students. Dali was quite the inspiration this past year!

Chihuly Inspired Sculptures

2/3 Artists created these Chihuly inspired sculptures using a coffee filter, coloring with markers, a little spray starch (we put them over a plastic cup with a rubber band to dry), and mounted on black board. The students loved creating these. Watching the colors run together and blend was beautiful. Every student's was a success!

Notan Designs

I found an amazing video on Pinterest about Notan designs--essentially the positive and negative approach. My 7/8 students created these amazing designs. Lots of organization of little pieces using baggies! It was almost like putting a puzzle together. All students were successful because they could control the complexity of their design.

Peacock's Are Amazing

These were done by my 6th Graders. It was a fill in project, but I really love how they turned out. Students were given 3 different images of peacocks to look at. We talked about simplified and more realistic approaches, then students drew, traced with sharpie, and added color with water-soluable oil pastels. Love them!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Artist Peter Max - Color and Creativity!

Started an awesome Peter Max project with my after school art club! Can't wait to post when I am done. Great video to introduce him. . . along with my signed book from the NAEA in New York!! Wahooo!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Tape Sculptures--Inspired by Mark Jenkins

More photos of these to come! This is a favorite at summer camp where I teach high school figure drawing and figure sculpture. Middle schoolers love these too! Students are working on placing their work in an environment, and photographing them. Students cling wrap their model, then use clear packaging tape. The key when working on a real person is to have a ruler next to the body so that you can cut a seam on the ruler. Close call with a fire drill and a girl wrapped up--whew!

Students can choose to work in a group or individually with another object such as my junk picked horsey!

Branding--Energy Drink/Snowboard

Middle school students loved creating a brand--they were required to design a bottle or can, something wearable, an event they would be sponsoring--something that would feature their brand for that event. Thanks to Stephanie for the Snowboard design project. I have an overload so it has been great getting to have her at my school. The students just ate up the idea of designing a board and gear to go with it.

Finished Castles!

I really think the key to these was letting students spray paint them!! Painting them with acrylic was painful because of all the tiny areas. I let them go with the spray paint (I even had some glitter spray) and it really did the trick. Best ones were black with colors over the top, or a blending of analogous colors. Maybe I will do them again?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Recall WALKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you are against education, the elderly, and the environment--you are pure EVIL!!!

Wisconsin can't wait!