Sunday, December 7, 2014

1st Saturdays at the Altharetta Yeargin Museum

This Saturday's theme was collage.

We worked on a project that I found on Pinterest and adapted for small children: Collage Tree.

I had a surplus of 8x10 canvasses that I had the children (I had enough canvasses that the parents were able to make their own, too) paint with acrylic paint.

We set out a couple of blow dryers for them to dry this layer (the class is only an hour, so sometimes we need to speed up the process).

Then they used another color of acrylic to paint a tree.

They decorated their trees with an assortment of materials: scrapbook paper, feathers, buttons, seashells, magazines (cutting words/pictures out to describe themselves).

We ended up with some amazing end results!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December Faculty Art Class

Our December faculty art class was a hit!

This month, we painted our own canvasses. I have an abundance of 8 x 10 canvasses, so I pulled these out and let the teachers play!

I set out liquid watercolors, acrylics, tape, pans with marbles, stamps, etc. Here are the end results (beautiful, as usual!!!!):

Stay tuned! Next month, we will be making coaster sets! Pin It

Sunday, November 23, 2014

1st Grade TAB- Collage Studio

My students have been experimenting with basic collage techniques. They have been working on cutting different shapes (circles, squares, triangles) and arranging them on their paper. Practicing with the glue has also been a part of this studio.

Here are the directions I have in the studio for the students:

I can't figure out how to make this window bigger, so I am including the link to the document: Collage Studio Menu.

Here are the students' first attempts:

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Memorial Hermann Hospital Holiday Art Display

My school has been asked to do artwork for a holiday display at Memorial Hermann Hospital. Wow! This is very exciting. The students are loving it, because we don't usually do holiday art of any kind.

Since I see my students so infrequently, I began this undertaking in September.

Kindergarten is doing handprint Christmas trees.

First grade is making geometric Christmas trees.

Second grade is making Christmas ornament collages.

Third grade is making oil pastel Christmas lights.

Fourth grade is making overlapping candy canes.

Fifth grade is making pine tree silhouettes.

Here are few samples:

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