If you are an Adventure Time fan then you are going to love what was being created today. Also if you like Matryoshka dolls, or known as, nesting dolls, then you will love this.
Who would have thought that plastic Easter eggs would be perfect to make nesting dolls. I always wondered what use could plastic eggs have other than on Easter. Then, the idea just came to me. Easter eggs would be perfect to make nesting dolls!
The kids were very eager to get started. Since there were so many Adventure Time fans, there were a lot of Adventure Time characters. And they all turned out great!
There was only enough for each child to get one medium egg and one little egg to place inside. I am thankful for all the Easter egg donations. I just wished I had some large eggs or more little eggs. Next time. =]
But there was a lot of dolls that were designed and I am happy with the results. I think the kids were happy too. The dolls were designed using colored Sharpies. Simple. I would love to try and use small brushes and paint next time.
This is a project that I think I would love to take into the classroom with a little more structure. Talk more about the Matryoshka dolls, their themes, and planning a sketch of what each doll would look like before beginning the project. There are a lot of possibilities.
make sure you check out what will be imagined and created tomorrow!
Wow. I am super impressed at how the kids did today. There was no cutting corners, no racing to get finished, and they all worked at my pace. Super awesome job today.
After six bottles of white glue, sticky fingers, and lots and lots of patience, the kids successfully constructed their very own hardcover books. Hats off to these kids because I was hesitant to do this kind of book project. I was afraid that it was going to be too difficult for them but they did an excellent job. I cannot say that enough.
I directed the kids step by step through the process of gluing the pages together, gluing the book cloth to their hardcovers, and weighting down their books so the would dry strong. They even added ribbon for some flare! One child thought it would be nice to glue in a bookmark and she soon inspired other to do the same. It was awesome!
All the pages were recycled documents from my years at school, haha. I've collected so much essays, flyers, and in class reading documents that I knew I was no longer going to need or even look at again. But I didn't want to just throw paper in the trash. So I'm glad I was able to recycle it and make it into books.
Shout out to Arts and Scraps! I got all my supplies there.
The way I lead the students through the project worked out so well. I feel this experience so far is really preparing me to be more confident in my teaching style and how I will run my classroom, and how I keep the students on track and focused.
Excited for tomorrow! Be sure to come back and check it out here!
First day of Craft Camp was a big mess. Paint was splatter everywhere! It was like a unicorn exploded on my front lawn. Which is great because it was a Jackson Pollock kind of day. =D
Taking on the role of Jackson Pollock, the kids found their inner artist and followed Jackson's "action painting" style to create a painting on canvas. Each canvas was painted with a blue background. Then the kids splattered any color they wanted on the canvas. The canvas are then going to be constructed together to make one unified painting to be donated to the children's hospital or another place. (I still have to figure that out) Once each kid created a piece of the painting, they got the chance to make their own to take home. We even talked about who Jackson Pollock was and how he created his work.
I must say, there was some kids who really got into it and it was interested to witness. One child placed his painting on the ground, like Jackson Pollock, and proceeded to fling paint at his canvas. It was awesome! It was like a dance.
Then the kids wanted to paint more so they grouped up and painted two large canvases for the big instillation painting. And those turned out amazing!!
I'm excited what the kids are going to offer on day #2 of Craft Camp.
Also this happened:
Hello! It's been forever since I posted. I've been kicking it back this summer. (sort of) and never got around to post stuff on my blog. I've been absorbing the summer rays, and studying for my test to be state teacher certified. grrrrrrrr! I don't want to get into that...
So in a couple weeks I will have 20 something kids at my place for a fun exciting Craft Camp! I am so excited to be able to do this and it wouldn't have been possible without the donation of art supplies from friends. Thank you!!!
I am excited to be able to teach some art lessons to the neighborhood kids on my street. There are quite a handful of kids running around and so I'm excited. I can not stop saying how excited I am.
Photos will be up in a few weeks of the results of the kids work and the camp! So keep a look out!
Wow! I'm so thrilled with the results of this project. Students from Mr. Parr's 4th grade class worked so well together, were engaged in the project, and did a phenomenal job using the oil pastels to create their puzzle pieces. Shout out to Mr. Parr! Thank you for letting me observe your art classes. I enjoyed every minute of it and thanks for giving me advice and answering my art questions.
The project was to do an observation drawing of a "puzzle piece" that was a piece of a large photo of the painting, Blue Horse 1 by Franz Marc. After the students completed their puzzle piece, the pieces were put together to create the whole painting!
You can download the lesson here!
(because of the small number of students in the class I asked friends outside of the classroom to help complete the project. Otherwise, there would be giant holes in the painting and we can't have that. no no no.)
Students working on the project.
I'm so stoked to be participating in ArtPrize 2014!
here is my link to my ArtPrize profile!
My entry of Jefferson's Talent is a series of watercolor paintings I did in the past 4 months. It originated from a a fun story or three animals that was an idea I shared with an old friend of mine. Then I turned it into a digital illustration. A year later I came across the digital illustration and decided to create a traditional watercolor illustration of Jefferson and his friends.
Jefferson is all about this prideful ostrich who has a talent of spinning plates. His friends, Howard the cow and Sally the salamander, are not impressed because Jefferson just likes to show off. So Jefferson leaves his friends to go to the circus where he thinks that his talent will be appreciated. But Jefferson soon finds out, after he meets three circus animals who have the same prideful attitude as him, that he treated his friends poorly. So Jefferson packs up his things and leaves the circus disappointed. Believing that Jefferson's friends wouldn't forgive him, Jefferson returns home. But comes to find out that Howard and Sally are thrilled to see their tall spunky friend! And Jefferson teaches his friends his talent of spinning plates and they all live happily ever after!
I hope to see you there at ArtPrize 2014!
So many doughnuts with a lot of personality! The kids rocked at constructing, embellishing, and creating personalities for their doughnut friends.
My group and I presented a lesson for the fun and playful book, Arnie The Doughnut by Laurie Keller. The lesson was geared for a 1st grade class Brewster Elementary.
The students read the book and learned about Arnie who is bought from a little bakery and is trying to convince his purchaser not to eat him! And there are a ton of different doughnuts at the bakery who are Arnie's friends.
So the students created their own doughnut friend and gave them a name and talked about what they like to do.
First each student received a 6 x 6 piece of white paper (dough) and drew their desired doughnut shape.
Nest the students used marbles to frost (paint) the doughnut and then they used different shapes of colored construction paper to decorate their doughnut friend. And then we talked about expression and how different faces tell us how a person must feel. Then the students created an expression for their doughnut friend. And finally the students gave their doughnut friend a name.
Then once their doughnuts were baked (dried) they were cut out and turned into puppets! So now the students can play with their new doughnut puppet to tell the story of Arnie the Doughnut or their own story.
The doughnut friends were then displayed in the library. The author of Arnie The Doughnut is coming to Brewster to read the book to the kids! And she will be able to see the student's wonderful display of Arnie's Friends.
I was a little apprehensive about this lesson because I didn't know how the results were going to turn out. There was a lot of last minute changes. I mean at THE last minute sometimes during the actual lesson. I guess this is the life of a teacher. You must think on your toes and adjust to your students to make sure that everything is on track and that you are reaching your goal of what you want the students to learn from the lesson. The students did a fantastic job imagining up some amazing friends for Arnie. I am blown away at how the students responded to the project. I hope to post some close ups of the student's doughnut friends. They are so fun and very original!
So I am currently scrambling to finish a series I started at the beginning of January. Jefferson the Ostrich! Jefferson is the kind of ostrich who thinks that he is so special. More special than anyone else because he can spin plates on sticks. Jefferson's friends, Howard the Cow and Sally the Salamander, think that Jefferson is just a big fat show off.
Jefferson believes that he should go else where so his talent can be more appreciated so he packs his bags and leaves for the circus to be associated with other talented animals. But not as talented of him, of course. He was going to be the "star".
Will Jefferson find what he is looking for at the circus? Will he miss his friends? Will Howard and Sally miss Jefferson? Will Jefferson realize that he is being a big jerk to his friends? There must be a lesson in all this.
This is two out of five illustrations to visualize the story of Jefferson The Show Off.
Enjoy! I will be posting my process work of this series soon.
Hay! So I'm writing and illustrating a story about Monet and but I'm adding a little twist. It's for a class presentation that I hope my professor will like. I don't want to just create a boring slideshow presentation so I thought I'd spice things up! It's going to be all true facts except that Monet is going to be Mone-e-ey the horse. But everyone knows that Monet was a man...of horse. I might introduce other artists in the story but it's mane-ly going to be about Monet.
I hope to make this a legit book one day. I got inspired by the story, "When Pigasso Met Mootisse"
"The Picnic" 1865~Monet
What do you think of my idea?
This is me as a young child in school. One of my memories of art in elementary school is always drawing in line paper notebooks. I would draw during class and just create picture books, characters, and pretty designs. Over the years my imagination has grown. I enjoy daydreaming.
materials: colored paper, colored pencils, pen and ink.
I am an artist who enjoys the outdoors and living in Michigan where I can live in all four seasons in one day. I love cake or anything that is sweet!