Back in the day when I taught elementary art I would put these large size crayons I made above each group of students' table. I had 4 students to teach table. That way I could do my seating chart. I no longer teach elementary school, but wanted to share how I made these. The end … Continue reading Pop Art Crayons for Classroom
I think every art teacher has a version of this lesson. I got mine from when I student taught. My cooperative teacher did this with 1st grade. It's too much fun with boogie woogie music, NYC, primary colors, and Piet Mondrain. I have a slide show that we watch and move around the room … Continue reading Broadway Boogie Woogie
Picture book inspired mask lesson. Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear? By Bill Martin and illustrations by Eric Carle. The masks are made from construction paper, paper plates, and crayons. We make lions, tigers, bears oh my!
Surrealism and Magritte's False Eye are a great combination for an intro for 3rd. We talked about neutral colors and surrealism art movement. What are the parts of the eye: sclera, pupil, iris, eyelid. Students often get hung up on having that perfect circle so I had them use a CD to trace the inside … Continue reading False Mirror Surrealism
Shaving cream and watercolors is how these night skies where made. It's a easy monoprint process of painting on the shaving cream and pressing down with a sheet of paper. The results are different and amazing each time. I got this lesson from the Incredible ART Dept.
I know many art teachers do O'Keefe's flowers, but I really find her skulls to be visually striking. I had the students paint the background using tempera and create implied textures using plastic cards that had different notches cut off of them. I saw this tip from Painted Paper blog. Then on a new sheet … Continue reading O’Keefe Skulls