Friday, February 21, 2014


Kindergarten watercolor paintings

If we let it, nature can inspire us to create art.  Creating art inspires us to explore the potential both of the materials and our creative self...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

How I Feel At Recess

Ms. Loan's Kindergarten Class

Kindergarten students had a conversation about feelings.  Do our feelings change at different times?  Can our feelings change during the same activity?  How do we feel at the beginning, middle and end of recess? If a feeling had a line or color what would that be?  Can art be used to show how we feel?   These drawings are responses to the question How do you feel at recess?

Friday, February 7, 2014

Animal Characters

Kinder and First are learning about curved and straight edged shapes, overlapping, pattern and contrast.  In a  previous post you can see the first lesson which was a collage of shapes.   I wanted to make sure they  understood the concepts so I decided to have them do another project where they had to think about the shapes they needed to cut for a particular animal.  First they drew and cut each body part separately and then glued the parts together while overlapping some of the shapes. Painting was the last step as they thought about contrast and pattern. 




All of the above artwork is by Kindergarten.

In the video below, you see First Grade working on creating their animal characters.  I'm doing a different version with them.  We are gluing the animals to the front cover of a manila folder and on the inside they are creating a setting for their character and adding words to make it more of a book.