Art Centers

Instructions for Art Centers Art centers are a great chance for students to explore techniques and supplies that I have taught them while giving them control of personal choice on subject matter. Students of every grade love to do this. I can use this as an assessment tool as well be observing how well the…

Brazilian Parrot Bottle Cap Mural

One of my school’s field day was themed for the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio. To honor the Rio Olympics I thought it would be cool for the whole school to build a collaborative mosaic mural of a Brazilian parrot! The kids collected bottle caps for me all last year but I ran out of…

Showing Art in the Community

Again this year I collaborated with a local bank to have some of my talented students featured in the community. I believe it is so important to foster connections with the community to develop awareness and support for the arts locally. This is my second show with this bank. I hope these cheerful works of…

Kindergarten Wildflowers

    Day 1: Materials: neon tempera paint q-tips black 9X12 construction paper green oil pastels    First read book about how flowers grow Look at photographs of wildflowers discuss the colors and patterns we see. Have students draw overlapping green stems with oil pastel Put out a different color paint on each table Talk…

Winter Town Collage

Kindergarten and Pre-K made this adorable winter town collages. This project is pretty simple but I just love how they turned out! Everything the kinders do has so much personality. We learned about the elements of art SHAPE and the principal of design REPETITION. It gave them a little practice with cutting and plenty of time to…

Kindergarten Reindeer

Kindergarten Reindeer This is a lesson I also did with my kinders last year. Its a great one day lesson to do right before Christmas break. I love how much personality each reindeer has! Materials: Tempera Cakes (I love this paint for great k-1 since it is easier to clean up and clean up with…

Kindergarten learns about LINES

Kindergarten Learned about LINES. They used OIL PASTELS to create shapes by connecting different types of lines together. They also learned about the proper use of a paintbrush to create these colorful paintings!   Tell students that the first thing they need to learn to make awesome art is a LINE! Everything is made out…

Kindergarten Arctic Penguin

Kindergarten Arctic Penguin I love how colorful the backgrounds turned out in this lesson and I especially love the personalities each penguin had. I wish I had taken more pictures of this lesson, they all turned out so good! This is a really good lesson for Kinders to practice their cutting skill. supplies: 18X12 white…

Goldfish Handprints

At one of my two schools we are working on a Square 1 Art fundraiser to help out the PTA. The project I did with my kinders was this super cute hand print goldfish. I was really nervous about letting kinders paint their hands, I had visions of them getting covered head to toe in…