Saturday, April 20, 2013

HundertwaSSer


 I taught a Hundertwasser lesson a few weeks ago. I saw  MANY examples on Pinterest and combined the parts that I liked. I loved the end results. I started out with the students using tempera paint (for adding texture) but the last few classes I had them use watercolors. I didn't like the thickness in the paper after the tempera paper dried.


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

SCRAP PAPER

I started sorting my scrap paper by color and putting the paper in small trash containers. I bought the trash containers at the Dollar Tree. I think the containers could be a bit bigger though. I saw this idea on Pinterest using cardboard folder holders and thought I NEED THIS. I think the cardboard folder holders were more for an individual scrap booking versus an art room.


After sorting the papers out I realized that I need to start utilizing this scrap paper and put a dent in it. After break I have only 9 weeks left and do not want a ton of scrap paper to start the upcoming school year.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Birds and Birch Trees

I am sure many of you have seen this art project on the web at Deep Space Sparkle. I really enjoyed this lesson because it offered a variety of techniques and materials. I first gave students a 12x18 piece of white drawing paper. Students folded the paper into 8 sections. Students drew different designs in each rectangle using crayons. Then students used water colors to paint the remainder of the rectangles. The painted paper was used for the birds.

I offered students the option to trace the birds or create their own. I created tracers for the birds in the handout below.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Winter Pine Trees

I found this lesson on Pinterest and it is from an art teacher blog, Artolazzi. I thought the project turned out so beautiful that I wanted to have my students do it to. I loved how they all turned out. I added 3-d O's to the lesson. The two trees that are in the foreground received 3-d O's. It makes the trees pop out from the other trees.

All these pictures I edited from my apps on my phone. However, I still had to go to ipiccy and picmonkey to add text. Need to find an app to add text. I am working on advancing my tech skills.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

My dilema over buying paint.

My students just recently finished creating textured clay fish. My whole thought process was that I was not going to use glaze but buy several different colors of metallic paints. I was just going to go to the craft store with my 50% off coupon and buy a set of six. Well....that is what I thought but that is not what happened. There was not a set I could buy and each bottle was $3.99. I didn't want to spend the money so I waited until the next day to go take a  look in my cabinets. This is what I found.....



Acrylic glitter glaze medium. No it is not metallic paint but it is different than just the regular tempera or adding modge podge to shine up the ceramic projects. Did I mention the kids loved the colors too (BONUS)! I just used a little tempera and more of the glaze and created my own glitter paint and a variety of colors.