Saturday, November 12, 2011

Birds on a Fence

The students and I talked about horizon lines, a farm-style fence, and fall-type birds. I showed them how to draw a fence with a ruler and then demonstrated how to draw birds (and supplied some "how to draw" pictures to help the students)and details to make the drawing complete. Then details were colored with crayons and colored pencils and the background and fence were painted with watercolor. WONDERFUL job 2nd grade! You did great!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

More art!!

I read the book, "The Little White Owl" (which is SUPER cute)to 4th grade and we made our own owls. Great job, Sarah!!

This beauty was inspired by the artwork of Jerri Lisk! Way to go Trisha!! What a fun 8th grade project!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


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Too cute not to share....

Kindergarten read "Aliens Love Underpants" (SUPER cute book). We made aliens and unders to put on the alien. SUCH a cute project. The other photo below is 1st grade salmon inspired by the book "Wow! America!" I hope you enjoy them!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Art, Art, Art

Here are some samples of our latest artworks.
2nd grade peacocks, 3rd grade warm/cool bugs, 4th grade graffiti, 5th grade collage drawing, and kindergarten shape birds. THANKS and enjoy!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Art Club Begins

This week begins my weekly art club meetings with 5th through 8th graders after school. I have such a great time with the kids and I am excited to begin another year. Until we have enough lids to the bottle cap mural we are going to start a book making project. I want to encourage students to journal, draw, sketch, or anything of that nature by making beautiful books.

I will also post some pictures this week of some new projects!

Happy October!!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

1st grade pop-art

I showed the kids Andy Warhol art and how he used bold colors and repeated images. The kiddos learned how to trace thier own drawings to make copies. Then, each image was colored with a color group from the color wheel (primary, secondary, contrasting, and analogous colors). GREAT JOB!! I love the one that has 16 faces instead of 4. This little guy loves to be different and even made awesome backgrounds!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


I am really loving sharpies, markers, and crayons lately. I find myself doodling and coloring (paisley drawings, doodles, and trees)whenever I am sitting still and "bored." I have also become addicted to It is a great site to save ideas and inspirations for teaching. If you like to doodle and want some neat ideas search zentangles!

Well, that is all for now. New photos will be coming when art projects begin to trickle in for the school year.

Monday, September 5, 2011

2011 at a glance

Here is a small collection of student art from the last school year. Enjoy!

Well, Well....

I guess my hopes of getting this going last year did not go well. It is a new school year and a new me! :)

I will use this to share art projects, art room news, and other fun things going on at SJS!

Thank you for all your support!