Monday, May 30, 2016

Rousseau Tigers

First grade looked at Rousseau's paintings and pointed out all the of the leaves and trees that surround the wild animals. I told them that we would be painting tigers, BUT, we wouldn't be drawing with pencil first. They were nervous to start off with paint right away, but loved the results!

Artist: Henri Rousseau
Elements: Line, Shape, Space
Concepts: Pattern, Painting without sketching first
Materials: White tag board, tempera paint



Art Show 2016

My first Art Show is in the books! I am so happy with how everything turned out. The art show is shared with two other schools, and we filled up everywhere we could with the student's work.

In order to make things fun, we had a lot going on. We had a coloring contest and announced winners at the end of the night. We held a raffle, and raised money at a cupcake counter.

I put out green construction paper, glue, and paper cut outs for visitors to create their own Matisse/Monet inspired garden.

The kids LOVED the photo booths.

Overall, I think the show was a definite success. A lot of families showed up, and the kids had a great time. Here are some more photos from the day.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Wax Resist Patterned Owls

Kindergarten read the story "Little Owl's Night" by Divya Srinivasan. We drew owls on a branch with big eyes, like in the story. We then use a white oil pastel to draw patterns on our owls, branch, and sky. The next day, we painted the owls with watercolors.

Artist: n/a
Elements: Line, Shape, Texture
Concepts: Pattern, Wax Resist
Materials: Watercolor paper, black crayon, white oil pastel, watercolors