Monday, March 9, 2015

More Spilt Milk Pictures

Here are students in Mrs. Cataldo's class making their spilt milk cloud pictures:







Friday, March 6, 2015

Cat in the Hat and More Hat Collages

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday this week, 1st graders in Mrs. Darnell's class created these Cat in the Hats.  Did you know you can make watercolor paint from your old dried out markers?  Just open the old markers and leave them sitting in a small cup of water overnight.  And, poof...you have watercolor paint.  Try this at home with your old markers.  We used this watercolor paint for the background of these pictures:



2nd graders have been learning about wearable art.  We've made shrink art necklaces and hats.  Today we added the hats to our self portraits.  And, yes, we used the marker watercolor paint again.







Thursday, March 5, 2015

Spilt Milk, Storytellers, and Potato Heads

Here's what's been happening in the art room this week:
Kindergarteners read It Looked Like Spilt Milk.  Then they used straws to blow white paint around their paper to create an interest shape.  Next week we will be turning these paintings into a classroom book.  This lesson is part of our unit on weather.  Ask a kindergartener to tell you about the different types of clouds there are in the sky.







3rd graders are learning about Helen Cordero, who was an artist from New Mexico.  She was part of the Cochiti Pueblo and is famous for creating storytellers.  
Here are some of the 3rd graders' storye




 Here are a few more of the 1st grade monsters:


 1st grade has also been working on Mr. Potato Head Sculptures.



 5th grade is learning about optical illusions.  Here are some of the illusions they've been making: