Recently I have been getting many spam comments from weird businesses. Is this happening to anyone else? I am wondering if there is anything I can do to minimize this unpleasantness - I already use comment moderation so at least I can stop the spam from being posted but it's so disappointing to see a comment notification and have it be phony!
Saturday, January 26, 2013
We also had a special visitor during one of our printing days, a Dolvin Dads volunteer! His little boy was very proud to have him there and it was great having an extra set of adult hands during this activity.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Fifth graders focus on the element of space for a good portion of the second semester, whether it is creating actual 3-D forms with clay and sculpture, or creating illusions of space through perspective drawing. I thought a good intro would be creating a relief sculpture based on a famous 2-D work of art. We looked at the iconic nonobjective paintings of Mondrian and Kandinsky, and worked in one of these two styles. We examined the elements of their early 20th century pieces and combined them with the added element of three-dimensional space on the surface level. Thank you to Room 9 Art for sharing the Mondrian example.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
We began by folding our paper in half and drawing a mitten shape around one of our hands with a pencil. Next, we traced along our pencil line with a brush dipped in tempera, stopping to print every few inches by folding the paper over the painted line and rubbing. We are creating a symmetrical pair.
We created patterns and colors inside the mitten shape as well, printing each new line to create a perfect symmetrical match.
Thanks to MN Art Gal - I saw her cute mitten project using painted plaid lines on Pinterest and it led me to this...