Wednesday, March 18, 2009

the art of ................sailing

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.

the art of ................sailing

The boats come tied to a small rope and a stick, so kids can drag/sail them in the foutain.

the art of ................sailing

Tired and happy from the fresh air and 'sailing.'

the art of ................sailing

repeated shapes in watercolor

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.

repeated shapes in watercolor

The kids got right to work. Here's Amanda.

repeated shapes in watercolor


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

paper mache bowls

some of the dried paper mache bowls from last week. Tissue and tie-dye paper towels made the color.

thursdays big class

painting and drawing


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"

aztec symbols....and pie

ah, yes, the well-known Aztec symbol for pie........Class is from 3:30-5:30 and we often end up talking about food.

aztec symbols

aztec symbols and others

Jennyfer shows the book she created from her pages..tied with yarn.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009