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…

Chihuly’s Macchia Bowls First grade learned about world famous American glass artist Dale Chihuly. They made their own version of his Macchia bowl series using coffee filters! They used markers to add COLOR to their filters. Then we sprayed them with water to blend all the colors together. Finally we draped them over paint bottles…

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….