4th grade clay gargoyle monsters

I am aamaaaaazed at how beautiful these scary gargoyle/monsters came out! Students learned about clay building techniques – reviewing pinch pots and slipping and scoring from previous years. I taught them all about gargoyles and grotesques. And I love these things! Too many to stop taking pics…. So here ya go!












2nd grade Quilts

With the second graders talking about money exchange, goods and services, I decided to tie that into art jobs and then selling artwork. There was a suggestion in the curriculum to make quilts, and here’s what we came up with. I love how they turned out! (I think I always say that… Ha!)





K – Dragons

IMG_2689 IMG_2690 IMG_2691 IMG_2692Kindergarten students drew dragons!! Seriously! I couldn’t believe how great these turned out but the kids did fantastic! We discussed drawing an imaginary creature (and what is real and make believe… this was a funny conversation!). Then we drew the dragon, painted paper that was later cut into fire, and put it all together. Seriously, I was amazed with these little cuties!


Kindergarten – Joan Miro

Students looked at artwork by artist Joan Miro. We discussed the lines in her artwork and how each of her bold lines and shapes were created by lines we know and use in class (straight, bumpy, zig zag, dashed, dotted, etc). We also talked about the primary colors (red, yellow, blue) and shapes that we saw and could recreate (squares, rectangles, and triangles). I showed the students how easily they could create those simple shapes from a square.

Here is some of the artwork we looked at:

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And here is what the students came up with:

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