Sunday, February 27, 2011

March Lion or Lamb Art Project

Well I'm back....had a bit of a mid winter break over Teacher's Convention in Palm Springs.

I'm currently finishing all the Penguin projects with Grade 1 (hope to have some pictures later this week).

Grade 2 has just started this March "Lion or Lamb" project and based on our weather forecast for the next few days here is Calgary I suspect we will have a lot of Lions on that bulletin board!

For this project the kids are creating the papers to make their Lion"s mane or shaggy Lamb coat.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Painting in the style of Ted Harrison

There is a lot of Ted Harrison love at the school these days.  Both Grades 2 and 3 are completing art projects based on his work.

Ted Harrison is a well known Canadian artist famous for his use of line and color in his landscape paintings around his beloved Yukon home.

This is an easy art project based on his work.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine Suncatchers

Here is a quick Valentine project.  In December, Cassi over at the Crafty Crow posted a Poinsettia Project as part of her Advent series that I just loved.

Using the same technique you can make these Valentine Suncatchers.

If you have any leftover hearts you may also want to check out these necklaces over at filth wizardry.....also amazing.  I saw her hearts after I had already created mine...great minds think alike!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentine Inchies: Classroom Results

A few posts back I presented a Valentine Inchie idea and I wanted to show the results with Grade 2......Click on picture to see larger.

I know, I know there is a space but it's that last kid who has been away and just finished hers, we are letting it dry and then the board will be full!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Using the Grid

So now that you have given color cells a try the next step is to create a painting using the cell/grid method.  Kids are always amazed at the results they can achieve using the grid.  For this exercise we will be using a black and white photo.

Here is one I did today and if you look closely (click on photo to see larger) you can see my grid lines.