Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Art Room Renovation... Before and After!

I am embarrassed to post photographs of my art room in it's current end-of-the-year state of disaster, but this shows the need for some serious change in this space! Here are plans for the art room renovation that will take place over the summer.  Before we can begin the project, I will need to box up EVERYTHING in the art room.  Anyone want to volunteer to help with this massive task?

New Art/ Music/ Maker Space plans

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Color Wheels


Paint a Playground

I love these abstract paintings by kindergarten and first and second grade artists! These large scale collaborative paintings were made in response to the prompt: "Draw the coolest playground you can imagine!" 


Modern Art

  I would like to submit this beautiful painting by a Kindergarten artist to the following quiz:

QUIZ: Can You Tell The Difference Between Modern Art And Paintings By Toddlers?

Click the link to see if YOU can tell the difference! 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Harold and the Purple Crayon "Paint Along"

Kindergarten artists used purple paint on large table-sized sheets of paper to "paint along" with the classic story "Harold and the Purple Crayon" and "A Picture for Harold's Room."  They worked collaboratively to practice group work skills like sharing space and materials.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Imaginary Friends based on "We Forgot Brock"

For Fayston's Red Clover Day, we focused on the book "We Forgot Brock," a story about a boy and his imaginary friend. At our Art Room station, artists drew their imaginary friends and we created a school-wide collage of all of their fantastic creatures.

Collaborative Springtime Murals for Vermonte Carlo PTO Fundraiser

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Inspired by Monet's Waterlilies

What color is water?

First and second grade artist learned about Impressionist painter Claude Monet. We talked about how Monet broke from the art traditions of the time by painting outside in nature and trying to capture the beauty of sunlight at different times of day.  We looked at examples of his many waterlily paintings.

Google Arts & Culture has some very cool tools for getting up close and personal with famous works of art. 

You can take a virtual tour of Monet's waterlily paintings at the Musee de l'Orangerie in Paris using Google Art Project.  
Click here to check it out! 

You can use the ZOOM tool to get close enough to one of Monet's Water Lily paintings that you can see each impressionist brushstroke. 
Click here to check it out!