Markers are the deceivers of the art room! You know what you are getting with a broken crayon or colored pencil that needs sharpened. Though not perfect, they are still very much usable(with a little sharpening). With markers you can't really tell till you try to color with them. They can look great on the outside, but looks can be deceiving. I've had brand new markers color like they were old and dried out & markers that were a couple years old work like new. I usually test my markers a couple times a year to weed out the bad ones. You actually need to see the marks they make on paper. Dried up markers take up space in the box, slow down the art making process, and at times can damage the work by how they mark. No one has time in their life for dried up markers!
March 11, 2023
Sunday Devo With Mr. E: Dried Up Markers
March 10, 2023
3rd & 5th Grade Weaving Projects
We are wrapping up weaving in 3rd & 5th grade. 3rd grade is doing circle weaving (one of my favorite projects of the year!). 5th grade is doing a tree weaving (which is a basic back & forth AB pattern, but done on a warp in a wedge shape).
March 06, 2023
LAST SUMMER'S ART WITH MR.E SUMMER WORKSHOP
I'm beginning to plan for this summer (once again being held at Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN), and realized I never posted the pictures from last summer on my blog. I will say, I've not been blogging as much (though I do post on other social media). I've been dealing with some health issues, and had to prioritize that over other things. I hope you understand.
This was a small but mighty group! We usually have 10-15 teachers come, but since the pandemic..things have been a bit off. No matter, we had a ton of fun & learned so much from one another over the three days!
ANYWAYS...HERE IS SOME OF THE FUN FROM LAST SUMMER!
February 27, 2023
Model Magic Faces
We were gifted A LOT of Model Magic. I wanted to work on expression with my 4th graders, and thought they could do a fun expressive face using Model Magic. The students loved it, and I felt like they turned out pretty good. I prefer "real clay", but I'm not going to look a gift horse in the mouth!!! Each student received one pack, and were instructed to set aside 1/4 of the Model Magic for additions to their face (hair, ears, jewelry..etc). We used clay tools & pencils to help in their creating. I also gave each table a styrofoam tray with a wet shammy square. If you have any questions, please ask in the comment section!