Posts Tagged: education

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2nd grade: Mixed up animals

This was a rotating paper class project.  Each student started with a blank piece of paper and was given 30 seconds to draw an animal part, then, after 30 seconds, they would pass their paper to the right. After about

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2nd grade: Mixed up animals

This was a rotating paper class project.  Each student started with a blank piece of paper and was given 30 seconds to draw an animal part, then, after 30 seconds, they would pass their paper to the right. After about

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3rd Grade: Thinking Machine Scratch Art

How do thoughts get made?  That is the question that prompted this lesson.  I had the third grade students brainstorm ideas as they prepared their scratch art surface by first coloring a blank sheet of paper with colorful crayon marks

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3rd Grade: Thinking Machine Scratch Art

How do thoughts get made?  That is the question that prompted this lesson.  I had the third grade students brainstorm ideas as they prepared their scratch art surface by first coloring a blank sheet of paper with colorful crayon marks

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1st Grade: Collage Birds

Last week the 1st grade students collaged some super colorful birds!  They used painted craft paper created from a previous lesson (focusing on inventing textures and patterns with stamps and tempera paint), scissors, and glue.

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1st Grade: Collage Birds

Last week the 1st grade students collaged some super colorful birds!  They used painted craft paper created from a previous lesson (focusing on inventing textures and patterns with stamps and tempera paint), scissors, and glue.

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AFter School: Jam Jar Lanterns

A few weeks ago, my students and I made Jam Jar Lanterns in the Art Cart After School program.  Made using tissue paper, modge podge, jewels, and black puff paint, these jars transformed into beautiful works of hanging art. 

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AFter School: Jam Jar Lanterns

A few weeks ago, my students and I made Jam Jar Lanterns in the Art Cart After School program.  Made using tissue paper, modge podge, jewels, and black puff paint, these jars transformed into beautiful works of hanging art. 

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Kinder Mural

Last week we started work on the Mural in the Kinder playground.  It’s looking good so far! The Kinders did a great job, and stayed relatively clean (which surprised me…I on the other hand had paint everywhere!) With parent help,

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Kinder Mural

Last week we started work on the Mural in the Kinder playground.  It’s looking good so far! The Kinders did a great job, and stayed relatively clean (which surprised me…I on the other hand had paint everywhere!) With parent help,

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Gala Art: 4th grade floral prints

The 4th grade classes each created a wonderful floral poster for the Galla this year.  They were made with styrofoam and wood block printing ink.  In addition to the poster, they also created individual floral cards, which will also be

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Gala Art: 4th grade floral prints

The 4th grade classes each created a wonderful floral poster for the Galla this year.  They were made with styrofoam and wood block printing ink.  In addition to the poster, they also created individual floral cards, which will also be

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Gala Art: 3rd grade landscapes

A very colorful galla project! Each student created a square by reproducing an abstract section of a sketch and adding a variety of patterns in warm and cool colors.  They used oil pastel and watercolor to achieve super vibrant colors. 

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Gala Art: 3rd grade landscapes

A very colorful galla project! Each student created a square by reproducing an abstract section of a sketch and adding a variety of patterns in warm and cool colors.  They used oil pastel and watercolor to achieve super vibrant colors. 

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2nd grade: Some flowers for a super rad bouquet

The 3 2nd grade classes started work on a class project, a beautiful bouquet of spring flowers.  They learned how to simply draw a rose, a poppy, a lilly, a sunflower, and a daisy and then added vibrant colors with

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2nd grade: Some flowers for a super rad bouquet

The 3 2nd grade classes started work on a class project, a beautiful bouquet of spring flowers.  They learned how to simply draw a rose, a poppy, a lilly, a sunflower, and a daisy and then added vibrant colors with

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1st grade Abstraction

The first grade classes learned about abstraction on Tuesday.  We discused that abstract art is artwork that doesn’t need to visually represent and image, although there are often images that seem to suggest and idea or object.  We talked about

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1st grade Abstraction

The first grade classes learned about abstraction on Tuesday.  We discused that abstract art is artwork that doesn’t need to visually represent and image, although there are often images that seem to suggest and idea or object.  We talked about

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4th Grade Animated Silhouette

On Monday the 4th graders added a colorful, collaged, animated silhouette to their charcoal landscape (that we worked on in the last class). Pretty rad!

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4th Grade Animated Silhouette

On Monday the 4th graders added a colorful, collaged, animated silhouette to their charcoal landscape (that we worked on in the last class). Pretty rad!