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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Zen Pumpkin

I was needing a quick filler here before the Thanksgiving break... 
PUMPKIN has always been a great filler, especially for PIE! har har har har...
But no, really. I just drew a pumpkin, made copies, and supplied the students with black and grey markers to do a little doodle before we leave for the break. I think it worked out great. 

See the above done in fast motion here...

Pencil Power

Begin with pencil....
Mrs. Simbles class

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Winter Bulletin Board Mural

Here's the plan...

Butcher paper

Add snowflakes (kindergarten)
Baylor's class
Add Birch trees (1st grade)
McGinley's class

Skinny blue...
Thick white...
Use curved line & dot patterns with black marker. 

4th grade
Mahon & Meleski's classes
Sleeping Woodland creatures...

Monday, November 16, 2015

Sleeping Shadow Fox

Glue sky paper down on top of white big paper. Only glue edges. Decorate top with winter details. 
Drawing the fox. 
Or other style
Making the cast shadow....
Staple corner of fox to a blue paper (blue should be the same size and underneath)
Cut out fox from orange and blue simultaneously. 

Laying down the cast shadow...
Glue shadow down up side flipped over, like a mirror image. Ears should be listed
Painting same way, but fox flipped. 
Laying down fox. 
Glue fox down slightly overlapping shadow by 1/4 inch. 
I added paw prints leading from horizon to fox. They should get bigger as they get closer (perspective law). 

Quicker version;

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hot Sun & Cool Moon

In design, the definition of Contrast is:
Definition: refers to the arrangement of opposite elements (light vs. dark colors, rough vs. smooth textures, large vs. small shapes, etc.) in a piece so as to create visual interest, excitement and drama.
Dark against light. Dark colors make light colors appear brighter.
Cool against warm.
Cool colors make warm colors seem brighter!
Subject: Light is only made bright by darkness
Here it is: light is only made bright by darkness. This means, essentially, that in order to have anything, you must have the opposite.
-to make a color stand out, put it next to it's opposite
-to make a drawing look bright, put in shadow


Many people use the design of the sun and moon to show balance in life. In order to appreciate the sunny times, you have to know the dark times.
-to know pleasure, you know pain.
This project focuses on design using the contrast of cool & warm colors. 
Using a compass, draw a large circle in the center of the page.
Draw a curved line in center to divide the circle into sun and moon. The smaller side will be the moon. Draw a sleepy face on moon side and a happy face on sun side. They will share a mouth. 

Draw line patterns on each side of circle, having the sun & moon designs being different. 

Mrs. White's class working (2nd grade)
Desmon & Kayla
Valery after drawing...

Monday, October 26, 2015

Dino City

If you can't find it in your library... go here.

Mrs. Johnson's 1st grade
Ashton, James, 
AnnaBelle & Anonymous Artist. 
Mrs. McGinley's 1st graders
Issac, Meagan, Christian & Chau

Mrs. Simbles/Groth 1st grade clas
Ellie, Hazel, 
Kaden, Rayan, 
Peyton & Gabriella. 
Mrs. Bluhm's 1st grade

Bryan, Ciara & Maddison
Mrs. Baylor's kinder class
Kana, Emily, Trinady & Liam
Mrs. Kolon's kinder class
Asher, Maci, Fredy, Angie 
& Aiden

Mrs. Zarella's kinder class
Samuel, Braxten & Skylar. 

My daughter Madelynn, 4 years old
1. Draw a city...
Start basic shapes with pencil, 
Then trace with marker & add in your details. 

(Ashton above- 1st grade)

2. Draw dinosoars on colored paper
Maci in Mrs. Kolon's kinder class
Asher & Angie in Lolon's class

3. Cut and glue down
You can draw part of dinosoars and glue it Peeking from a section...

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