Monthly Archives: December 2013

Wintery Christmas Tubes

Grade 3/4: Crafting With Toilet Paper Tubes and Stuff         Winter:  it’s snowy outside, and it’s fun times in the classroom.  Haul out some toilet paper tubes, wacky scissors, glue, and a bunch of other stuff.  They were all … Continue reading

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Warm & Cool Trees

Grade 6/7/8: Tape Resist Drawings It was time for a one-class project, just before the Christmas break.  Christmas – winter – pine trees? I had a lot of narrow seam tape on my hands, so I put the two together. … Continue reading

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Warm & Cool Cityscapes

Grade 1/2:  Exploring Colour … in the City   Fall 2013 / Parliament Oak School

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Can You Say Thaumatrope?

Grade 7/8:  Animation Part 1 (of 3) From visual puns (with a clay project in between) we moved on to exploring animation.  We started with a basic example:  the thaumatrope.  This was an optical toy that was popular in the … Continue reading

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Tin Foil Fish

Grade 3/4:  Making Low Relief Fish and More The grade 3/4 teacher said to me one day “We are making an underwater sea mural in the hall outside our class.  Do you think we could do something in art to … Continue reading

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Visual Pun Fun

Grade 7/8:  Illustrating a Pun   This lesson was one of the first in the year, and so was a kind of warm-up for the class.  It is a large mixed-grade class, and there are challenges because of it.  I … Continue reading

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Monsters at the Prince

Grade 2:  Playing the Hand Monster Game This is a great game to play with a new class, if you can get the kids on board.  Once again, I was in the school doing a one-off … so the kids didn’t … Continue reading

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Daisies & Butterflies

Grade 3:   Recycled Paper Collages           We painted the paper, we blow dried the paper, we cut the paper, we added more paper, we glued the paper, and we cut and glued more paper – … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Op

Grade 5/6:  Floating Spheres and Op Art There are many examples of this project on various art education websites – take a look at Fine Lines blogspot, for instance.  www.artfulartsyamy.blogspot.ca Spring 2013 / Prince of Wales School

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