Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Here are some of the pictures I took of the examples brought in today during our workshop! Comment about your examples or add website links or other information about the lessons or examples you brought today!!






At the art workshop

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Color Wheel

I love the color wheel rhyme from the website

Though this week when I tried to access it it was down, so if you read the tech blog I used a archive website to find it. So until it is fixed I am using:

or the old site which I liked the layout better anyways:

You can project it or just print the rhyme, if you have access to a projector the games are nice.  I used this rhyme with a handout. Since we always have picture day on Friday with 1st grade.  I set this lesson up so they learn something about color without making a mess.


I gave each student a glue stick and after going over the color wheel using the website they glued the colored triangles in the correct order.

Next we finish the rhyme and look through the crayon box to find which colors are dark a shade and light a tint. Then just color what ever way they want into the vin diagram If they find a true color they can color it over the words.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

edcamp harrisburg Never went to edcamp harrisburg, however I did go to the barcamp Harrisburg at the Harrisburg University and LOVED it I highly recommend trying one of the bar camps, though this one came recommended  of these they are free and I learned so much at the barcamp.

Friday, September 2, 2011

watercolor TIP

   Have a strip of watercolors and you do not want the younger student dipping into black or brown and mudd up their painting. Or you only wnat them to use primary colors that day? Place a piece of masking tape over the colors you do not want them to use.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Beginning of Year

Beginning of the year reminder Sister Geralyn has alot of information for us Diocesde teachers on this issue and many other subjects. Check out the Portaportal sign in as a guest.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Soon it will be art time again

Any one learn anything new over the summer they would like to share.

My son went to camp this summer and they created mud kente cloth t-shirts. The teacher mixed soil, water and a container craft acrylic brown paint like you can buy at walmart. Then she placed an african animal cutout made from construction paper. Then let the kids sponge around the animal.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Art Shows

Did anyone have an art show they would like to post some pics of so we can see what everyone is doing?

My Art Show




Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Great info.


Two books I am currently reading:

  • Why Our Schools Need the Arts: 0

Great Author site about the importance of art ed. and she writes about many other education topics

Friday, March 11, 2011



Great video I show to start the class:

I have the students create quills from large duck feathers.

Students complete a practice page before starting:


Next they create either initials, name or they may create a pen & ink drawing.



Monday, March 7, 2011

google art project  I really recommend checking out. It is like google earth but in museum format the kids love it. It is a great virtual tour of almost any large museum you can think of and more. I will be going over the different areas and things I like on the tech. blog.


Art Projects: Spring is coming what ideas do you have?

Georgia O’Keefe is what I think of in spring.

This is a flower painted by Georgia O'Keeffe.





Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bringing the snow in SNOW SCULPTURES


For my second grade we brought pans of snow in and created sculptures!

I showed them a video from the Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition.

Some of second grades sculptures: