Tuesday, March 24, 2009
We had class in the Escondido Children's museum, so the kids drew simple shapes from what they saw in the garden
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
We got our clipboards and went into the park to draw some graphic shapes, based on nature. It was 77 degrees, and gorgeous. The Escondido City Hall complex is just across the park from our classroom. They have sturdy wooden boats, made by the Lions Club, I think, for kids to use for free. So of course, we had to try them out.
We did go back to the classroom, eventually, to create our art project. The kids selected two of their simple shapes (based on nature) cut them out from card stock, outlined them on watercolor paper, then with marker, and painted them in watercolor.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I gave the kids sheets of aztec symbols, and asked them to draw them. They could also change them or adapt them. They drew in pencil first, then crayon, then painted them. Sheet of watercolor paper were 5x5"
ah, yes, the well-known Aztec symbol for pie........Class is from 3:30-5:30 and we often end up talking about food.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Papier Mache bowls. We used plastic bowls as the mold, covered them in clear plastic wrap, then with art paste and colored tissue, then newspaper, then more color tissue. As you can see, the colored tissue made for a very messy project!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
got some press for our President Obama portraits. Here, the SDBackyard, published by the Union Tribune and also in the community section of the North County Times. I'd like to find a venue to display the portraits.
I brought in pictures of butterflies for inspiration, and Elizabeth chose to draw hers in pencil. Lovely