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Friday, December 12, 2014

Winter Scenes and Olaf feet!!

The past two weeks have been jammed packed with winter fun! I taught the kids how to use three shades of green oil pastels to draw a Christmas tree and create an interesting background like a forest or bricks. The kids loved drawing these and got VERY creative! I was able to photograph a few today, but most kids took them home already! We had Santa in the sky, elves peeking through windows and doing silly things in the room!! 

They added sequins for ornaments, which added a sparkling touch!

Kinder and First grade have been making Olaf feet ornaments! I printed all of their feet with white tempera, laminated them,

then added bows to the top on the girls and bow ties for the boys, pipe cleaner arms, and googly eyes.

Pine Cone Trees!!

 The past two weeks every grade level has been creating some fabulous winter artwork. One of my students, who is very interested in photography brought this fabulous horse to school and asked we could take a picture of Shrimp riding the horse. She spent a few of her recess periods creating the perfect backdrop with butcher paper and some of the glittered pine cone trees! It turned out fabulous as ever!! I love when my students come to school inspired!!
She set up the perfect backdrop for the perfect photo! 

You can see directions here:

Third grade has had a blast using broken jewelery to create these snowy winder trees full of sparkle and bling! We painted them with green tempera, doused them in modpodge and covered them in glitter! 

After the glitter dried, I poured plaster paris on paper and stuck the trees in the plaster. When you mix up the plaster it is very liquidy, you must wait about 15-20 minutes for it to thicken so the tree will stand on its own in the plaster.

 Shrimp supervised from his easel and chirped orders at the kids!

                                                       We put a tiny star at the top

Friday, December 5, 2014


We have a new friend in the art room this month! Students have been working on bird drawings and we have a special parrot visitor! Shrimp is my parrot who has been visiting each day to inspire creative minds and model his beautiful birdliness for our project!! 

The kids LOVE him!! 

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