Kindergarten Fall Resist Leaves

These little artists were given a template to trace around and then they colored them in using warm colors. Once they were done there, they used an india ink wash to add contrast to their papers. Great job! Advertisements

2016 Alvin ISD Houston Rodeo Contestants

Out of 850 kids, there can be only 27. Congrats to those chosen!   5th: 4th: 3rd: 2nd: 1st: Kindergarten:

5th grade fall trees

This group of kids were the same group that a few years ago rocked out these Snowmen at Night paintings.  Building on that knowledge of having tints in their skies,we made these awesome fall trees!   Great job!

1st grade Rodeo ’16

For this year’s Rodeo, I’m challenging myself to have every single class in all of the grade levels working on something different so that there is more variety to pick from to be on display at the Alvin ISD Rodeo Show. All of the projects were selected based upon what the particular grade levels have … Continue reading

5th Grade Rodeo ’16

For this year’s Rodeo, I’m challenging myself to have every single class in all of the grade levels working on something different so that there is more variety to pick from for the display at the Alvin ISD Rodeo SHow. All of the projects were selected based upon what the particular grade levels have already … Continue reading

Back to school! Let’s Grow! 

All of the classes, 5th down to Kindergarten made flowers to go into the Van Gogh-esque flower pots on the bulletin board outside the art room.  I’m trying to prevent the constant draw, erase, draw erase, by explaining what to do when they make a “mistake”.  I think the flowers turned out great!  Great job … Continue reading

Cubic Music

3rd graders have done quite a few projects with Pablo Picasso, so instead of faces, the used instruments. They were instructed to draw their instruments huge filling up the space of the box. (This is something they still struggle with) Then they traced their lines with a permanent marker then paint with watercolor. 

Here are the results!

3rd grade cubist instruments3rd grade cubist instruments

3rd grade cubist instruments3rd grade Picasso
Good job 3rd graders

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Royality Masks from the Ancient Near East

Art Club’s next stop through time was learning about the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia, modern day Iran/Iraq/Saudi Arabia, the cradle of civilization. We examined art work from the Ancient Near East collection at  Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Then with pre-made masks, they got busy!

   
   

Symmetrical Portraits 

2nd graders further explored symmetry by drawing themselves!  We folded pieces of construction paper in half and using a white oil pastel drew half of their faces. We then folded the papers in half and rubbed the oil pastel onto the other half. Opening them up we saw that they were the mirror image on … Continue reading

Teaching Artist

Something I like to do in my classes is let the students know that I am in fact an artist as well as their teacher. A few weeks ago I entered a juried art show with the Pearland Art League, and ended up winning best in show!

The winning painting, "Late Night (Burgundy St.)" and Lauren Luna.

The winning painting, “Late Night (Burgundy St.)” and Lauren Luna.

Best in Show!

Best in Show!

Even made it into the news!

Lauren Luna Best in show PAL

Twice!

Lauren Luna, teaching artist

And next week I’ll be commended by our school board! COOL!

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