Monday, March 29, 2010
As part of our county wide art festival this year there is going to be a teacher show. I have been debating on what to frame. I really like some of the photos I took at my dad's last summer. What do you think? I usually take all these cool pics and they never leave my computer.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Wow! how did two weeks go by already! Well now I am on Spring Break and can do a little catching up! Students have been finishing up projects left and right - ready to start some new ones after break - I need to get working on selecting work for our county art show in April.
5th grade finished their contour line plant drawings and have begun to add watercolor.
Here are some students hard at work. Notice the hair of the stduent on the left - it points to his artwork!
4th grade finished coloring their Aztec sysmbols and will be ready to turn them into clay tiles.
3rd grade finished their collage masks based on greek gods.
K is working on a lion drawing - they will paint the mane when we get back!
In addition to all of that I have a select few 5th graders coming in during their recess to work on a giant shoe for the art festival - which is Themed Art & Soul (sole)!
My 2D drawing elective class on Fridays for 4th and 5th graders has just one session left - I have tried to teach them a new technique or concept in each class and they could choose which they wanted to explore further in a final drawing. We did a value scale with Ebony pencil and pen & ink. We used tissue paper and Crayola mixing mediums to create a base spread in our sketchbooks and then did contour on top. This is an amazing 5th graders work (more on her later):
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
My story is procrastination. I wait until I have no other choice but to do it. I have always been this way - assignments at school, projects in college. I always said it was I did not have the motivation or get good ideas until I HAD to, the truth is I would finally just settle for good enough because I had no time left. My ideas are always much more grandious. Maybe it is just a matter of lowering my expectations.
Like today I am finally sewing the eyes on the penguin I made for my mother's birthday. She lives on the opposite coast so I have to factor in mailing time, the penguin has been complete since February and I was so proud to be thinking ahead and getting it done early!