Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
This year, I was looking for a different way to do this. I found smART class's blog about colorwheel self portraits and knew it was perfect!
|Sorry so dark! The work order is in for lights.|
|Red-K Orange-1 Yellow-2 Green-3 Blue-4 Violet-5 Pink-6|
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Here are some that I finished today:
Monday, August 13, 2012
While I long to learn more over the summers, many times (this year inluded), it's just not in the budget. But angirl can dream, right? I was flipping through the September copy of the Better Homes and Gardens magazine and found an article about adult learning adventures. Naturally, I stopped to read since I can't reist an article on education and I stumbled on Angela Ritchie's Ace Camps. They offer exotic destination sites where you can learn anything from photography editing to multi-media. I may just have to start a vacation change jar for this one! Check it out!
Thursday, July 19, 2012
It's was the end of the school year and I am OUT of EVERYTHING! So, what's Ms. Meggles to? Paper curling of course! I knew that I was saving all those paper scraps for something! Our Missouri GLE says, "Create an original low relief paper artwork by manipulating paper. (EG curling, folding, tearing, and cutting)", so I am on target too. Students really worked on motor skills to create the curls around pencils, markers, fingers, paper clips, or by pulling them across CLOSED scissors. The results were really cool, very colorful, and the kids were super proud of them!
http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/05/100-extraordinary-examples-of-paper-art/ for ideas!
Monday, July 16, 2012
We went through the website first and I let the kids decide which doodle boxes were stronger artworks than the others. They decided that the boxes with color, lots of pattern, creative features like big eyes, expressive mouths, etc were most appealing. AND they determined that the more it didn't look like a box anymore, the better. So, we used these requirements for their projects.
Students were asked to provide their own box. I suggest cereal boxes, shoe boxes, etc. Anything but a boring corrugated shipping box. Kids also brought in 12 pack soda boxes, and other interesting packaging. I did a demonstration on how to locate the glued flap that closes the box, slide my closed scissors into the flap and gently pry it open. I made a caterpillar for my doodle box example (but didn't keep it). So, students saw me working on mine while they worked on theirs.
This was planned as a fun end of the year project where the kids could strut their stuff, so to speak, and demonstrate all the skills they had learned throughout the year. So, I let them use pretty much whatever supplies they wanted. Many chose paint, crayons, markers, yarn, glitter (ugh-that is the part I hate, but they love!), and other add ons like soda bottle tops.
Overall, the results speak for themselves!
Sunday, March 11, 2012
I also had Peter's book: For them to look through. They LOVED his bright colors.
Next, we learned how to use the wet-in-wet technique with tempera paints. We used a poster-board weight paper and it is a good thing because the paper was so heavy with paint, I am not sure 80 lb drawing paper would have held up.
Students came back another day and began to learn about the statue of liberty. I split them into groups and they each got a book about the statue. Some were fiction (with elements of history), and some were non-fiction. They each assembled a list of facts about the statue. Then, I pulled out some clip art of the statue I found on google images. Here is the search I did. Each was about 3x5" printed in black & white. The kids used tracing paper to trace the statues. Even with tracing, each one looked very different!
The kids then used gloss medium to glue down the transparent pieces of tracing paper drawings. The result was very cool!
At the end, we reflected on why the statue made us feel patriotic. Each student wrote one or two sentences, which I displayed with the work.
(stay tuned for the final work pics!)