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Monday, November 26, 2018

Winter Wonderland

Grandma Moses was a great Genre painter in he 1900's. She was a self taught folk artist that started painting towards the later end of her life. She loved to paint her quaint town in every season. She loved to tell stories of what her townspeople do during each season. She is a great artist to talk about for the WinterWonderland project. 
(see her 4 Winter Scapes below) 

 Crayon and Paper 
(no paint)

Set background aside and begin using colored scrap paper to draw houses. 
I show a slideshow of village scenes for them to get ideas for architecture. 
One way to get good images is google "Christmas Cards Snow Village". 
Add detail and outline for emphasis. Cut out and glue down onto the snows cape. 

After you glue down your village, go back to drawing on the background. I added a street lamp, sidewalks, extra large snowflakes toward bottom. 
Paper and White Paint
(no water)

While the background is drying, start to use paper to draw houses. Add detail and outline for emphasis. Cut out and glue down onto the snows cape. 

Water Paint Resist Method

have students draw the horizon line of snow on the paper towards the middle bottom. Add trees with black and snow with white crayon or white pastel. 
I tried this with white crayon and white oil pastel. The pastel tended to work better. 

Use the tempera cakes or water colors to add colors to the sky (any color except green). 
It can be morning, night or sunset sunrise although darker colors do help to emphasize the white snowflakes. 

Pipkin's 5th grade


While the background is drying, start to use paper to draw houses. Add detail and outline for emphasis. Cut out and glue down onto the snows cape. 

Monday, October 22, 2018

Rainy day umbrellas

This is soooo cute. 
The hardest part is folding the umbrella. I can do it, but not sure how well kids can master it without my help. The tip of the umbrella got a little sad when folding. 
See this awesome video by 

Jasper Johns letter and numbers

Mrs. Venable's 1st grade
Piper, Kynlee,
 Alice, Lilly, 
Levi & Colt

 Jasper Johns is considered a Pop Artist for taking everyday ideas and objects and turning them in to art. He paints the American flag, ordinary letters and numbers. 

 We used black letters and numbers and traced them onto paper with permanent maker or crayon. 
This teaches the small ones how to hold the stencil tight and trace loose. 
 You divide your paper into sections and do one thing in each, or you can use only one letter or number. I would leave it up to the student and limit the tracing to 8 things. 
You can see that some is traced with permanent maker and some with crayons. 

You can encourage the students to do some tracing or designs with a white crayon. 
I used white here above for my 2 and my 7. 

 When you paint over the white crayon with water paint, it will resist the crayon. 
This is called a "crayon resist" or "wax resist". 

These are the finished teacher examples. 

Monday, September 24, 2018

Underground Root Veggies

Students looked at images of root veggies from under ground. We talked about the difference between a vegetable garden and a flower garden. We will talk about how just because something is underground doesn't mean you can't identify it. Some root veggies have flowers, colored stems or specific shaped leaves. 

Carrot Seeds

Coloegrove Sweet Potatoes 
1st grade 
Tristan, Damien, Jaelyyn, 
Tenley, Julio & Jacob.

Wilkinson's Class 
Maisie, Bobby & Adelaide

Kinder Carrots

Hanson's clas
Brantley, Sophia, Hazir, Joshua,
 Addalynn, Andrew, Emma & Greyson

Mrs. Walker's Carrots 
Anonymous, Lillie, Kason, 
Daniel, Avery & James.
Anonymous, Preslyee, Grayson, 
Kyler, Henry & Joselyn. 

Mrs. Browning's Class
Gus, Trento, Eden, 
Emma, Addison & Johnny

Mrs. Clarke'e Class
Noah, Sophia, Gunner, 
Storms & Harlee

Mrs. Gilbreath's class
Johnny, Lucy, Christopher, 
Matt, Jaxton & Lily. 

Students will practice drawing the vegetables. They will then choose 2-3 veggies to put in  their drawings. WE will fold the paper in half for the horizon line. Below the horizon will be what is under the dirt. Above the horizon will be what is above the dirt. 
They can be creative and put things that would live underground and above ground. 
Draw this lightly with a pencil in the beginning.  
Then the will go over their soft lines with a permanent black marker. 

They will then begin painting the picture with some tempera cakes. 

Mrs. Clarke's kinder artists

sky and dirt can be left white if desired. 

Or painted....