Thursday, December 20, 2012

Hand Reindeer

I saw this project while searching in google images for Christmas Crafts for Kids.  I do not know the original creator of this project but they are super cute and the kids loved doing it and hopefully the parents will also enjoy it.




Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Color Wheel Perspective

We have just finished up taking about perspective and the vanishing point and I figured that this would be a good lesson to remind the 5th graders about the color wheel.






Snowboard Logo

This was a long project for the students.  We started out by talking about Logos and what they mean, how they are used, and what a good and bad logo looks like.  I gave them an assignment to design a logo outside of class.  When they came back I had a sheet ready to go with the name of their company-logo for the company-and a snowboard design.  We executed the paper in one class and colored the snowboard (large Popsicle stick)  with our logo.  Finally with pipe cleaners we created our snowboard people.





Saturday, December 8, 2012

Olly Moss

Olly Moss is a designer from the UK and besides graphics he creates Pop Culture silhouettes.  It was such a great idea that I had to use it for the art club.  Each student choose a character that they thought could be recognizable, then they drew them and cut them out with scrapbooking paper so our colors would be vibrant, finally they glued them down and created an oval frame around their character.    These became pretty popular with the 7th grade, the classes would come in after Art Club each morning to see what new characters were done the day before.  The last picture is them all completed and at the local Affordable Art Show in Paducah.




                                                                                                      Tinker Bell
                                                                                                       Hey Arnold Crew
                                                                                                     Phineas
                                                                                                      Beauty and the Beast
                                                                                                      Bart Simpson
                                                                                                       Scooby Doo
                                                                                                      Wicked Witch
                                                                                                       Timmy Turner
                                                                                                         Batman
 
                                                                                                          Mario Brothers
                                                                                                         Sponge Bob
                                                                                                       Santa

                                                                                                      Dinosaur

                                                                                                     Gale (Hunger Games)
                                                  Tigger



Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Cold Penguins!!

The First graders just finished up these awesome looking Cold Penguins.  It was a lot of work for one class period but if you prep right its not too bad.  I had the students draw all the shapes first. With the Black paper we drew a large U, on the white paper we drew 2 circles and another U, and Finally we drew and out 3 triangels out of the Orange.  I passed out color strips of paper that they also needed to put a simple design on.  Once everything drawn out we cut out and assembled the penguin, this took some time.  Finally we decorated blue paper with snowflakes with a white crayon.  As my first grades girls said these are "adorable". 





Friday, November 30, 2012

Plaster Masks

The 7th grade masks are finally done and they look great.  The students got to decorate them in any way they choose, if you look closely you will see some power rangers, batman, two-face, and terminator.  Very creative class this year.






Chihuly Macchias

It seems as of late when I check others art blogs that Chihuly seems to be a popular project, so I decided to go along with it.  The students really liked working on this project we watched a video of people making glass first Here and that got them interested in Chihuly.  We then looked at his examples to get ideas for our own Macchias and I also talked about installations with them as well.   I had the students color coffee filters and color them with markers, then I placed them over a plastic cup and sprayed them with starch, waited for them to dry and then hot glued them on a large sheet of paper.
Now our Instillation is installed in the 2nd grade hallway.







Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Stencils!

The Art Club has finished up their stencils they have been working on.  They were pretty excited as was I when they finished them.