Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Our South American Market!

The month of October we celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month and explored Spanish and Mexican art making and traditions. We created this fun filled space to display our Hispanic artwork for the entire school to view! I'm very impressed with the amazing work 4th grade did on the fruit and crates! I can't wait for you all to see the final display! 
Here is a sneak peak! 

Showcasing our Artist in Residence Project

I am so proud of my students and the hard work they put into our rainforest residency last year. Students collaboratively created a rainforest environment in our schools greenhouse out of paper mâché and recycled materials. Our program was recognized at the Pennsylvania State Excellence Fair in Hershey, PA two weeks ago. My students helped paint more flowers to decorate our booth! Thanks for all your hard work! I was honored to represent our arts program!!

Have you ever done a residency!? I would love to hear all about it!!

Picasso Styled Frida's!!!!!!!

Currently we are exploring art around the world this year. We are exploring artists and folk art from various cultures and countries! This was our last Hispanic Heritage Month lesson and we combined both Pablo Picasso and Frida Kahlo into one art project! We explored the style of each artist and used Picasso style portraits to make a portrait of Frida! These were done by my fabulous first graders! 
We used pencil to draw our Frida Portraits, sharpie to outline, crayon to color and watercolor paint for our background! The students loved how funky Frida now looks!

Creative wishes art world! Enjoy! 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Every Child is an Artist!

Sombreros in the making! 
What do you do with your Kinders when they finish an early project!? Have them continue the creativity of coarse! After students finished up their sombreros they were to be their own artist and crest some of their own favorite pieces and inspirations!