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Quote of the Week (5) & The Rainbow Mural

Quote of the Week (5) & The Rainbow Mural

We’ve been working on a collaborative rainbow mural for a few weeks. It has been draped across my work tables since the second week of school. It has been a background project, which means that regular assignments come first, but once finished, students were invited to cut colorful images from magazines and to sort them […]

Glee! Joy! Art Club!

Glee! Joy! Art Club!

The 5/6 Art Club met for the first time today. It was so loud with lots of talking and giggling, you would have thought I had put a box of active little puppies on the tables rather than magazines to be cut out for a collage! Coming together for the first time today, the kids did a […]

A World Without Art!

A World Without Art!

A World Without Art???????!!! Ahhhhh!!!!                   I can’t even imagine! Here is a video that explores this idea:

Quote of the Week (4)

Quote of the Week (4)

We have spent this week making first marks in the sketchbooks that everyone has brought to school. It is exciting for us as all those blank pages hold so much potential! To introduce the many possibilities for sketchbooks to become art journals or junque journals, I have been showing a few videos that I found […]

As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity

As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity

I wish I could summarize this article for one of my fifth grade students, who on the first day of school, said to me, “What is this art thing? Who needs to know how to draw? I want to be a doctor, I don’t need to do art”…: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201209/children-s-freedom-has-declined-so-has-their-creativity I think I’ll start with this: […]

International Dot Day at Mona Lisa Lives Here

International Dot Day at Mona Lisa Lives Here

Click on the link below to see the fabulous dot images that were created as we celebrated The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds for International Dot Day: International Dot Day at Mona Lisa Lives Here

Quote of the Week (3) “So You Want to Be Epic?”

More often than not, the flow of the art class begins with an introduction of some sort, whether an image gallery, a discussion, or a demonstration, which is followed by process time when the students work on their projects. Once the students are engaged in their work, they chat at their tables. I walk around, […]