Catching Snowflakes

This is one of my favorite lessons. I don’t repeat many lessons but this is one that I did last year and again this year. Every student feels successful with this project and I get so many compliments from teachers and parents! I think this will be one of my staples that I do every…

Henri Rousseau Tiger

This is a lesson I did with my after school kindergartner who comes to me every other Thursday to have extra art time! She is an extra talented kindergartner so if I were to do this again with a whole class I would make it with an older grade like 1st or second grade. First…

Snowmen Selfies

  4th Grade Multiple Perspective Snowmen Objective: Have students learn that they can create different compositions of the same object by looking at the object from different perspectives. Materials: 3 squares of grey construction paper rectangle construction paper oil pastels Directions Explain the concept of looking at the same object from different perspectives about how…

Painted Paper Owls

This is a lesson I did with my II (intensive intervention) class that comes to me once a week on their own. Most of the II and EC students at my schools are integrated into the regular classes for art, music, and PE but I have one class of 6 students that comes on their…

Joan Miro People

1st Grade Joan Miro Fantasy People We learned about Joan Miro, a Spanish artist who studied in Paris, is best known for his whimsical abstracts. Many of his paintings combine lines and colors that create wonderful shapes that may or may not tell a story–depending on your perspective! We used the three primary colors, Blu…

Royal Pooches

Royal Pooches This is a project I did with 3rd grade and some 4th and 5th graders. It is based on a Deep Space Sparkle lesson that I adapted for watercolor/oil pastel resist. At the beginning of my lesson I showed the students how to draw several breeds of dogs and then I gave them handouts…

Jim Dine Hearts

Jim Dine Hearts This is a lesson I did rather last minute when I was asked to put up a Valentines Day display in the school front entrance but it has turned into one of my favorite lessons that I might repeat again. supplies: 8X11 white sulfite paper 9X12 colored construction paper oil pastels watercolor…

School Wide Rainbow Self Portrait Collaborative Project

Analogous & Monochromatic Self Portrait Grades 1-3 made monochromatic self portraits & Grades 4-5 made analogous self portraits “We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.” Maya Angelou Analogous Self Portrait Lesson:…

Reaching for the Stars Mural

School wide collaborative project: Reaching for the Stars I wanted to start the school year with a collaborative collage mural to give the students a sense of teamwork and unity for the start of the school year. It also helped me as a first time art teacher starting out with one project using simple supplies….

First Year Art Teacher!

Welcome to my new blog! After getting my teaching licence and two years of being in assistant positions in the schools I have my much desired position teaching art! I am very lucky to be at two wonderful schools in western North Carolina. I spent one week at one school and one week at the…