Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Lines! Lines! Lines!

Lines are everywhere and our first projects in Kindergarten and First grade have centered around this essential element of art. First graders traced their hands and filled them with different kinds of lines, wavy, zig zag, straight, lumpy, curvy, etc.... When finished they resembled the hands of a tattooed ROCK STAR! On day two, they colored their hands with crayons and painted over them with a tempera wash. They are lovely!

Kindergarten students practiced drawing lines on their "invisible air paper" while on the rug. Then they drew invisible lines on their white paper with white crayons. This helps them become aware of the motion of their arms in creating lines. We covered our invisible lines with bleeding art tissue and sprayed them with water. The tissue bled and their lines magically appeared. We also spent some time discussing that words can have different meanings and that "bleeding" in art didn't mean we needed to call the ambulance :) I had my hands full and forgot to photo them with the tissue but here they are drawing lines on their "invisible air paper".

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Starting Fresh!

Welcome back boys and girls! I am thrilled to be beginning another fun filled year here at Morgan County Primary. The first day seems to be going great and I look forward to seeing you all this week. Please remember to wear your art shirts to my class each week. An adult size t-shirt seems to work the best. We wouldn't want to ruin any of those new "Back To School" outfits. Please check back often for updates on everything that is going on in the art room!