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Showing posts from February, 2014

Organizing Portfolio's for Open House

Open House is next week which involves a lot of planning and organizing the art work. This year in Texas, we are celebrating the Arts on March 6th which happens to be Elementary Open House night. The Texas theme is #BIGARTDAY and my art student's will be taking home the art works they created this year after displaying them on their classroom desks. Each student  will also have a "Selfie" on display. I am in the process of creating  4 Art Themed Photo Booth too.  Watch for that post  next week........   All of my student's made a super quick and easy portfolio this year in one class period, They loaded all their work inside. I ordered brown 18' x 24" construction paper for these. I put up the basic steps on the board. (I did prefold and staple the KDG and 1st grades portfolios.)  I love how creative some became..... I have them all organized by day to pass out before open house. I also noticed that  The Art of Ed  had

Olympic Games in the Art Room

My third grade students are finishing their Olympic self portrait figures this week.  We started creating our paper doll like figure out of skin toned paper a few weeks ago. (remember the oval people that are 7 1/2 heads tall?!) This was the part of the lesson that made me feel like I was giving Blood! I had to laugh out loud when I read Cassie Stephens Blog  recently about figure drawing and could so relate! We finally got the figures drawn in ...proportion and started adding clothes. Yikes. We spent some time reading Time for Kids and looking at various media and identifying  types of Olympic sports apparel. Did you know that Pop Tarts is a sponsor?  After the initial outfit was made, they had star punches, metallic pens,  and star stickers available for the details. I think we have enough stars punched for the year! I am going to laminate them so that they don't lose any limbs and display them for open house.  I wanted