Monthly Archives: October 2013

More Blue Dog

Grade 2/3:  Animal Drawing and Painting This was a great class, full of enthusiasm – and so I was happy to bring along one of my favourite books to share with them, one that would provide the impetus for a … Continue reading

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Hands Down

Grade 5/6:  Andy Warhol Hand Prints         Another one-time art visit with a class (such a different way to work!), giving them a quick opportunity to kick it on the arty side of things … I introduced … Continue reading

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The First Letter of Your Name, Please

Grade 1/2:  Tape Resist Paintings     This was a first-time art lesson at this school, all in preparation for a school wide Celebration of the Arts.  So, I started with this large and excited group of young students.  Armed … Continue reading

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Stained Glass? Tissue, Actually.

Grade 2/3 :  Paper Collage for Windows This is a fun and easy one, with jewel-like results that the kids (and I) LOVE! Collage.  What is it?  What happens when we overlap different colours and shapes?  What happens when those … Continue reading

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Square Clay, Round Clay

Grade 6/7/8:  Beginning Clay and Glaze Techniques It’s time for clay! We started with pinch pots in one class, and slab-built boxes in the other.  In short, here are a few of the results. For the grade 6 class, I … Continue reading

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Sculptures in the Style of …

Grade 7/8:  Using Wire and Nylon to Create Free-form Sculpture After seeing this project on several websites, I decided to give it a go with one of my smaller classes.  It also seemed like an excellent way to introduce them … Continue reading

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Pinwheels!

  September 21 was the International Day of Peace.  I came across the website “Pinwheels  for Peace” – too late to register BUT not too late to do it, even unofficially. And you know what?  The grade 3/4 class at … Continue reading

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