I have a fantastic student teacher named Kadi Miller. She created this lesson for the first grade artists and it was fantastic. First, the lesson was about texture. We made many texture rubbings in the classroom with different colored crayons. Then the students traced a fish shape on each texture. The students then learned about an artist names Rivane Neuenschwander.
a discussion on wishes you can't hold in your hands, the students were
invited to write their wishes on their texture fish. The students than
did a study of the ocean and it's many zones (midnight zone, twilight
zone and sunlight zone). They created an artwork of an ocean zone to use
as their background. Then they cut out their "wish fish" and glued them
on the ocean artwork.
Monday, February 29, 2016
Friday, February 19, 2016
Our students just finished a week long course of study in disabilities. We had a lot of great people and groups come to interact with the kids. The kids got to hear the incredible stories of all the presenters. I found this videoThe Present to go along with the themes and ideas that they were discussing during the week. Enjoy:
Thursday, February 18, 2016
The fourth grade artists studied the Italian artists calling themselves Mook: Carlo Nannetti and Francesca Crisafulli. The students were taught this lesson by my fantastic student teacher Miss Kadi Miller. She did a super job of unleashing the student's creativity! We also have to thank Mrs. Ann Peters for supplying the wood scraps. The students played around with the shapes, forming different animals shapes, until they were inspired by their creation. Then they sanded to parts, hot glued them together and then painted them.