Monday, February 10, 2014


I saw this idea on Mary Making and loved how they looked.  I wanted to focus on how to use one material, the chalk pastel, and create two textures.  The nebulae had to have a rough texture while the planets had to have a smooth one.  These were so striking when finished!!


Here are my first graders snowmen.  We worked on them piece by piece and glued a piece of foam craft in between each circle to give them some dimension. 

Kinder Cupcakes

Along with color mixing, this lesson combined pattern and directional line review.  We started with just two diagonal lines (for the sides of the cupcake liner) and built from there.

I LOVE hearts!

Valentines Day is one of my favorites!  I love the mix of reds and pinks and I love to find as many heart projects as I can for the kids!  Here are a few we did this year:
Op Art Hearts
Third Grade
Monochromatic Hearts
Second Grade
Burton Morris Hearts
Fifth Grade

Quilled Hearts (works in progress!)
Fourth Grade


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

It's been a while...

I fell off the blog a little bit after my art show in December.  If anyone is looking for an art fair company, Artome was FABULOUS!! 
Here are a few highlights from the art room in December.  New lessons coming soon!
3rd Grade Rudolphs

2nd Grade Christmas Embroidery

2nd Grade Madonna and Child

4th Grade Winter Lamp Posts

1st Grade Hands Holding Poinsettias

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Indian Chief

4th Grade blew me away with these!  We looked at Native American paintings with feathered headdresses.  I told them the symbolism of the feather and we discussed how hard it would have been to earn enough feathers to actually make a headdress.  We also talked about how the headdress was a work of art in itself.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Lichtenstein Portrait Update

I LOVE how these came out!  Here's the finished product for the 8th graders portraits: