Jazz Monoprints

Black History Month is upon us! We learned about the history of Jazz music! Starting in New Orleans by African-American musicians, the kindergarteners and first graders listened to New Orleans style jazz and identified the instuments they heard. After compiling a list of instruments they were given, and then used brayers to roll out the … Continue reading

Kinder Printed and Collaged Cities

Oh the mess! Printmaking and five year olds is not an easy task. You would have taught I’d learned my lesson with our Black History Month project. Guess I’m glutton for punishment, but here we are again. Learning about the artist Romare Bearden, what skyscrapers were and how fast the art teacher can move around … Continue reading

Jazz Collographs

Black History Month is upon us! We learned about the history of Jazz music! Starting in New Orleans by African-American musicians, the kids listen to New Orleans style jazz and identified the instuments they heard. After compiling a list of instruments they were given a bunch of cardboard, and got busy cutting and  gluing! This … Continue reading

5th grade Winter Prints

We brainstormed to think about words that came to mind when I told them “winter”. I showed them several Googled images of “winter images”, and they sketched out their ideas. The next day, they drew their sketches onto their styrofoam plates and then printed! Way to go!

Warhol Prints

Sometimes one can be struck with utter genius! I am so excited about these projects because they came out so well!!!  After Youth Art Month, all of the classes are working on their final projects of the year, based upon one of the artists introduced. The 4th grade, focused on Andy Warhol.  They first folded … Continue reading

It’s Fall Y’all!

All grade levels are working on fall themed art. Kinder learned about artist Mark Rothko, and emotion in colors. 1st grade learned about warm and cool colors, and collage. Second grade reinforced their knowledge of perspective, and reviewed warm and cool colors.   3rd grade practiced with compasses again to make fall themed mandalas.    … Continue reading

Monoprint Self-Portraits

5th grade was focusing on the proper placement of facial features and how to draw them. They were not allowed to make “L” or triangle noses. We also reviewed fractions by discussing that they eyes were 1/2 of the head, and the nose was 1/2 of that 1/2, and the mouth was 1/2 of a … Continue reading