Thursday, May 28, 2009


Photography was introduced for this lesson. The kids (6 groups of 4) were given an area to observe. They looked through tubes to narrow in their view allowing them to find and focus on something interesting. The picture was to be taken close up. This is what they took!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wire Sculptures

The kids were given a styrofoam ball that was cut in half, bendable wire, and beads. Their task was to create a sculpture. And they did!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Butterfly Whimsy

A whimsical butterfly mobile - a great companion to the decorated door. Various types of colored papers where used to layer each butterfly, glued down the middle, with a pipe cleaner to create the body. Steele wire was wrapped with pipe cleaners to create the main part of the mobile. Each wrapped pipe cleaner had about 2 inches left unwrapped/sticking out in order to allow enough length to secure each creation. Voila!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring Door

A Spring door.
The kids "painted with scissors" like
Henri Matisse did in his later years.
These Matisse styled cut-outs were
done using only scissors and colored
paper (no drawing instruments),
then glued to paper on the door.
It was a team effort!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring Blossoms

The kids were shown paintings of Van Gough's skies and instructed to create their own dream-like sky depicting Spring. Then, they were to arrange and glue paper blossoms & leaves as though they were dancing in the wind. How perfect to use nature for inspiration.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Happy Birthday

White crayons in hand, the kids drew on watercolor paper, then painted over their drawings with watercolors using cottons balls and quetips. It was someone's birthday...

Monday, March 2, 2009


Pointillism: small dots of primary colors used to create the illusion of secondary colors in a painting. This was the inspiration of the project, but instead of paint, felt pens were used. Each student was given a piece of paper with an outline of a sun and hill, each sun in a slightly different position. After filling the paper with dots, this was the outcome...