Friday, September 12, 2014

End Of The Week Art Room Update

I am really trying hard to get back in the routine of posting what is going on in my art classroom. It has been a great start to the school year (can you believe we are already three weeks in?) and lots of great art is being made. Here is a quick run through of what we have been up to! Follow me on Instagram for more updates!

My eighth graders are currently working on Pop Art Self Portraits, and holy cow, they are amazing! Idea found here.

We finally finished up our tape one point perspective project, and are now working on 2 point perspective in 7th grade.  I got this awesome idea from this art room.

Enrichment has finished up the packing tape sculptures, we wrapped body parts with plastic wrap to keep the tape from sticking to skin and it worked well. Idea from this art room and instructions from this site.

Lastly my sixth graders just finished a color unit focusing on Coats of Arms, I think they turned out so great! We made these out of yarn, cardboard, tin foil and sharpie markers.

Oops, one more. Here is a peak at our cave inside the six grade hallway. One of the teachers brought me some chicken coop paper and students made their own Cave of Lascaux paintings. 

Happy Weekend!

Monday, September 8, 2014

One Creative Thing- Gnome Mosaic

This weekend if you follow me on Instagram, you know I got ambitious and started working on a larger scale project of something I want to do with my sixth graders. I stopped over at Resource Warehouse (lets be honest, when am I not there) and got some broken china, a tile and some groat. Totaling 3.50. I stopped over at Home Depot for a tile nipper, yeah I didn't know what that was either till I started googling How To Mosaic. That tool was such a life saver, or a hand saver, either way I am glad I got it.  I drew out my garden gnome and starting working, this took the whole afternoon, but an afternoon well spent since the hubster had his own DIY project going on upstairs  (sadly it wasn't a unicorn).

I watched this video, to learn how to grout my gnome and hopefully it will be dry tomorrow! Also note that I have been listening to Taylor Swift and Katy Perry for the last hour, pray for my husband:). What did you do this weekend?

Happy Monday!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Happy Friday and Happenings In The Art Room

Happy Friday friends, I hope your week has been full of sunshine and puppies. There has been tons of stuff happening in the art room, and I am loving the results.

6th graders have been learning about the Cave of Lascaux, and created their own interpretations using a wash of paint, print making techniques, tempera paint and oil pastels. Most of my sixth graders have never taken art before (they don't offer it at the Elementary level in our district) so I was really excited to see how they took to the project with enthusiasm.  

My seventh graders will be working on 2 point perspective starting next week, but I wanted to refresh their memory of our one point perspective projects from last year and I found this awesome project using painters tape. To say they loved it, is a huge understatement. They were crazy excited about this project.

My enrichment class has been working on packing tape sculptures, we used instructions found here

I can't wait till they are finished (stay tuned)!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that my eighth graders are starting their celebrity pop art paintings tomorrow. Probably the hardest project I have taught yet, and I am interested in seeing how they do! Here is the start of my classroom example, the Fresh Prince.

Happy Weekend! XO, LKC


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