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Kindergarten Learns About Georgia O’Keeffe May 2, 2012

Filed under: Elementary,Student Work — gmgart @ 12:55 pm
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Kindergarten students are learning about Georgia O’Keeffe. After learning about her and her artwork, we began a simple drawing lesson with flowers. We used black crayon to draw our flower. I am trying to get students to not worry about mistakes and be more confident in their drawing ability. After drawing the flower and leaves, students moved on to paint. With the flowers I showed students how to blend from red to yellow on their petals.

When the painting was dry students cut out the flowers and leaves and glued them to construction paper.


Art Inspirations From Mexico April 18, 2012

With each class, I focus on the art of another culture. With 3rd grade, we learn about art from Mexico. we start by learning about the Aztecs and the Mayans. Last we learn about the Mexican “cowboys” and the textile art. On one large construction paper sheet we draw a sombrero and a poncho on another. We paint each item, then we spend a class period embellishing our pieces before cutting them out. The 3rd grade had a blast!


When they were done we cut the pieces out. The kids had so much fun and so did I. Here are the 3rd graders with their finished artwork.


2012 Art Show

Filed under: Elementary,High School,Junior High,Student Work — gmgart @ 12:25 pm

      I love the art show every year. What a great time for the students to be able to display their hard work for the whole community to celebrate. This year was another hit. Our reception was this last weekend and it was a busy one. I really enjoyed meet and talking with the families and students. The kids get so excited to share their wonderful creations.



Blooming Spring Trees April 4, 2012

Filed under: Elementary,Student Work — gmgart @ 1:54 pm
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2nd Grade students made these lovely spring trees. We reviewed color mixing, used marker caps for stamps (track back to this post for more info), and talked about the cycle of a tree.



Elementary and High School students have been working on printmaking. My 2D&3D class at the HS made linoleum relief stamps of their own design. We used the ink in solid colors at first. When they became comfortable, I showed them how to use multiple colors. They had to make clean prints and incorporate their stamp into their sketchbooks.

Here are the 5th grade students printing their names with a styrofoam plate. These are cheap and easy to create. I love these colors! We review color mixing with our ink.


Paper Blooms April 2, 2012

Filed under: Elementary,Student Work — gmgart @ 2:25 pm
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5th grade students made paper flowers to hang in the art room during April. These are simple to make to do require some strategy. We measured eleven 2 inch strips of paper. They were glued together to form petal shapes. The petals were laid in a circle creating a flower. We then, cut circles of a different color and put glue on the edge of the circle and laid the petals down on top to stick. Then, repeated with another circle on top. When they were dry we strung and hung them in the room. They are so pretty!


Painting Class Finds A New Canvas

High School painting class has been studying the hand painting artist, Guido Daniele. If you do a google search with his name you will find some of the most amazing paintings of animals on painted on hands.

Each student chose an animal to paint on their hands. Tempera paint was used because it is easy to remove.

These are works in progress: