Sunday, February 21, 2016
So happy to be included in this month's Scholastic Teacher magazine! Kindergarten art, inspired by Alma Thomas, is the topic. The link to the original blog post is here: http://dolvinartknight.blogspot.com/2013/08/colors-and-shapes-in-nature-kdg.html
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Sooooo... I've been planning this big art hunt for the Friday before Valentine's Day. Silly me didn't check the calendar and as it turns out we have a teacher workday! No worries - we will just do it on Thursday and pretend :).
Here are a few previews of some of the art "drops" classes have been working on...
More posts coming Friday!
String art hearts in 5th
This lesson was inspired by a post from handmadecharlotte.com - I just loved the little nose handles and faces painted on the lids! After pinching our pots and texturizing the sides, we turned them upside down on a slab and cut a slightly larger round lid. We scored and slipped the clay to attach the nose/ handle. A coat of tempera paint was the finishing touch after firing.
These will be wonderful to hold small treasures.
Stamp printing gadgets with tempera paint was the first step in creating these joyous valentines.