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Friday, February 17, 2012

The “Glow Station” and a Sculpture Present! (updated)


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Today after lunch, I had a student totally make my day. The kindergarten student who made the Angry bird sculpture with me yesterday asked me if I would post it online. I posted the picture last night and today he wrote me TWENTY SIX thank you notes. He brought me a PILE of papers...each one saying the same exact thing ..."Thank you for pooting my art on the wabsit!"


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The glow station….
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an amazing environment for creativity and imagination
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giant monochromatic self portraits…coming soon
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This morning I was greeted by a kindergartener and an extraordinary sculpture gift he had made for me out of lots of found objects glued onto a foam board. As I talked to him about it, we both thought it looked like a scene from the Angry Birds Game. I gave him some paint, paper, yarn,and goobly eyes and this is what we ended up with!! He was so proud of his creation! edit8
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Blogs to Follow

Here are a few new blogs that I love. You should check them out and become a follower!

Aly is a very creative teacher with a very cute dog,tons of fabulous ideas, great photos and she is an artist herself! She teaches in Ontario , Canada!

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Julia is an artist and teacher with great ideas on the blog! I love how she incorporates her own artwork on the blog. Very inspiring!

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Black Light Painting and Cupid Tracks

I have set up a black light in the room for a glow painting center! My goal is to have four of these lamps, so I can light the whole room. This lamp only cost $15 and it is two feet long.
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It is really fun and of course the kids think it is SO COOL!
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Second grade made Cupid Tracks for Valentine’s Day
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Friday, February 10, 2012

Banksy


Here is my Banksy inspired poster for Jump Rope for Heart (Shout out to Mr. E)
By the way I LOVE working with spray paint! The rest of the wall was done with chalk pastel.
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the stencil was made with an exacto knife on butcher paper
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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine’s Day

We have been going a bit crazy with Valentine’s this year. Some years I don’t do anything and others seem to be full of glitter and hearts every day for weeks. This lesson evolved this morning from the other flying hearts lesson and turned out cute!. 
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Each student had a partner and traced each other’s hands
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Then cut, and glue onto a heart with a tiny heart inside
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Some kids colored the wings and added glitter.
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At the end of class I took a few artoworks into the kiln room with the vent on and sprayed a heart doily with silver for a nice accent! It looked so cool!
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

One day project “Happy Hearts”

Kids LOVE making wings! Any time I add wings to an art project, the kids gasp in delight! I thought I would teach them a simple way to make some wings.
I think they represent freedom, creativity,
magical childhood wonder, life, and love!!
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Inspire!




These are the steps for the little ones. They can trace their fingers if they want. Even when we do this together, they all turn out uniquely different!! We made three rows of feathers.
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some groups made little hearts for necklaces
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