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Showing posts from March, 2015

Youth Art Month lesson #YAM #BigArtDay15

The #YAM and #BigArtDay art show is hanging up . The 3rd graders have been telling me this was there "most favorite art project." Who knew painting on 12 inch cardboard circles from School Specialty could be so successful?  I was inspired by a post over at Cassie Stephen's site for Dot Day  for this lesson and came up with my own twist on her successful lesson. Thanks Cassie.  My kiddo's did have an art history starter to this lesson looking at the   circle paintings by  Kandinsky  and learning his importance in Art History. Then using black oil pastels we took a line walk on the white side of the cardboard. No pencils!  The conversation started like this.... 1. Draw a straight line 2. Draw line that intersects the first line 3. Draw a curve line 4. Draw a zig zag line........and so on Then we review the primary and secondary colors. 1. Paint one shape yellow 2. Paint one shape orange etc. Any left over shapes were

#BigArtDay15 in North Texas was a Snow Day

The circle themed #bigartday15 art show has been installed at my school with the help of a few awesome PTA moms and myself,  but an overnight ice and snow storm has delayed our school event! So here goes....a virtual art show!  Let's start with the littlest....Kindergarten created Monet's pond using painted paper on 10 inch cardboard painted circles.  I loved coming up with this new lesson and they were all successful.   see my previous link about this fun lesson!  I used last years most popular blog post for the Concentric Circle lesson in  1st grade with these little artists. Look how bright and colorful they are.  The 2nd grade and 4th grade created Circle Weaving.  2nd grade's project came from the super successful lesson   over at  Cassie Stephens 's amazing blog.  4th graders not only wove in a circle, but they made the clay looms for their weaving.  If you want to see how we made these read this pr