Category Archives: Art Education

Cats & Dogs, the Laurel Burch way

Grade 4/5: Chalk Pastel Cats & Dogs on Black Spring 2014 / Prince of Wales Elementary School

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The Monarchs are Migrating! The Monarchs are-

Grade 2/3: Painted Monarch Butterflies Monarch butterflies are a familiar sight in these parts. Using various photographs of monarch butterflies, we talked about their migration patterns and then the parts of the butterflies themselves. I highlighted the details of the … Continue reading

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Sculptural Abstractions

Grade 7/8: Free Form Sculptures Painted in the Style of … Here’s a tease for what we’ve got going in the Art Room these days. Watch for more … coming soon! Okay, truth be told. I was leaving the Art … Continue reading

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Klee Cat (and bird)

Grade 3/4: Drawing in the Style of an Artist Generally, I do not insist on making students follow a rigidly directed way of drawing an image. In the case of this project, I did.     To begin with, I … Continue reading

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Clay Pots From History

  Grade 7/8: Slab and Coil-built Pottery The year before, I had this class work on slab-built lidded boxes, using underglazes and clear or white glazes. Though my repertoire of cone six glazes had not improved, I felt it was … Continue reading

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The 2014 Art Show Tour

Parliament Oak Elementary Art Show / June 2014 It has taken a while for me to post, but here are some of the artworks we did last year. It’s a quick look: Drawing Ribbon Letters           … Continue reading

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Chicken 2: Juinter Hot and Cool

  Grade 5/6: 2nd Chicken Drawing: This Time, with Colour! Day 1. As outlined in the post ‘Chicken 1’, I gave the students an opportunity to draw a live chicken (appropriately named ‘Juinter’).  After the more detailed and time consuming … Continue reading

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Positive & Negative

Grade 5/6:  What is Positive Space and What is Negative? I was quite taken with some images I saw of this project, and so was looking forward to working on it with the class.  I attempted to do so with … Continue reading

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Sunflowers From Vincent

Grade 3:  Sunflowers in Pastel This lesson drew from three sources:  Vincent Van Gogh’s famous painting, the ideas of symmetry and asymmetry, and close observation – drawing from a still life.  Seems like a lot for grade 3?  Not when … Continue reading

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Drawing Ribbon Letters

  Grade 6/7/8:  Letters / Drawing Light and Shadow For 3D Winter 2014 / Parliament Oak School

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