March 30, 2022
March 27, 2022
March 24, 2022
Don't come at me about "PRIMARY" colors! I know that is debated in the online art education groups. I am not one that preaches red/yellow/blue. It is, however, what I have on hand to use. I'm using lids for the paint, 12x18 construction paper, big flat brushes, and tempera paint. We've painted using markers, watercolor pencils, pan watercolor, and now tempera. They are pretty good with following basic techniques/rules. I showed them how to mix the colors, but let them experiment. If they end up with brown flowers...it is a learning experience.
Video of My Class At Work
Notice how quiet the room is! They are allowed to talk while they work, but they were so "into it" that they were silent...UNTIL...the one boy says, "Painting makes me tired." ha ha
*I never show the students full face unless I have parent permission. That was one good thing about masks!! ha ha
March 23, 2022
I love Peeps Marshmallows in all their forms....Christmas Trees, Pumpkins, Stars, Bunnies, Chicks!!! A couple years ago I started noticing at Easter that not all Peeps are created equally. Specifically...their faces. There are sometimes mistakes in the "printing" of their Bunnies & Chicks faces. This year I decided to take pictures of all the funny faces I find in the stores. Here are the ones I've captured so far!
March 20, 2022
EMBRACE THE WAIT
March 13, 2022
Have you ever been working on a drawing, and it seemed that you were unable to get things right? More time is spent erasing than actually drawing. Finally you start over on a new sheet of paper, and "magically" you are able to do what seemed impossible just moments before. Erasing usually gets rid of what's on the surface of your paper, but often the hurdles we encounter go beyond the surface. We develop a mental blocks in our drawing because of the mistakes we were making, and often they snowball into feelings of frustration and defeat artistically. Sometimes a fresh start on a clean sheet of paper gives us the freedom to create like we were unable to before. The false starts, frustrations, and damaged tooth (texture of the paper's surface) no longer linger. Sometimes an eraser is just not enough.
March 11, 2022
March 09, 2022
Not sure if you all have missed me or not, but there is a good reason for my blogger silence! My family moved last week from our home of 12 yrs. Moving with three children and 12 yrs worth of "stuff" takes it out of you!! ha ha Plus, we also had the stomach bug run through our house!!! NO FUN! I'll try to catch you up on some things soon!! Stay tuned.