Spanish Tile Prints

ABOUT SPANISH TILESIn Spain they have a long tradition of creating beautiful ceramic tiles. Ceramics have been a part of Spanish history for a long time, but when colored glaze was introduced in Spain, the Spaniards really took ceramic tiles to a level of artistic beauty with bold designs and colorful patterns. Today, Spanish tiles…

What does the fox say?

Objective: 5th grade students learn about the concept of perspective by looking at art from the renaissance period and learning about foreground, middleground, and background. They create their own winter scene using their knowledge. Materials: White paper – 1 fill size and one half size for fox (or grey paper painted white with texture) Black…

Tint and Shade Robots

4th and 5th Grade Tint and Shade  Robots My 4th and 5th graders worked really hard on these robots. It took them about 6 classes to finish in the end which was 3 months for us since I teach on an every other week schedule at two different schools. The students’ dedication paid off though…

Snowmen at Night

Snowmen at Night Chalk Pastel Drawings read the book “Snowmen at Night” which is beautifully illustrated by Mark Buehner. READ Snowmen at night: http://www.wegivebooks.org/books/snowmen-at-night/reader First I demonstrated how to draw and shade snowmen being lit by moonlight. Students needed to be able to create a sense of a 3-D form through shading on one side. They…

Wax Resist Fall Leaves with 5th Grade

Wax Resist Fall Leaves with 5th Grade prep: cut 6inX18 in pieces of paper fall color oil pastels cut cool colored tissue paper into squares cups of water, 2 per table watercolor brushes together as a class look at different shapes of leaves, talk about how we can create are inspired by what we see…