Tag Archives: Animals

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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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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Looking at Miro

Grade 3/4:  Playgrounds & Zoos We started with looking at some images of the paintings of Joan Miro.  One particular video featured his work accompanied by Spanish jazz music.  The kids really seemed to respond to the bright colours and … 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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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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Inspiration: the Tjanpi Desert Weavers

Grade 4/5:  Wrapped Animal Sculptures It only took one look from me at these wonderful sculptures from this group of women from central Australia, the Tjanpi Desert Weavers,  and I knew we had a must-do project:  woot! When I showed the … Continue reading

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Their Favourite Animals

  Grade 2/3:  Simple Printmaking  The kids love to draw animals, so I had them sketch out their favourite, and place them in a likely habitat.  The drawings needed to be rather simple, as they were simply a precursor to … Continue reading

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Juanita, Hot and Cool

Grade 3/4:  Draw a Chicken; Bring On the Pastels! Session 1 Once again it was time to bring in our prettiest chicken, Juanita, to another classroom of delighted students (“We have a chicken in our class!”).  This is always a show … Continue reading

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At Last, Totem Poles!

Grade 5/6 Paper Mache Totem Poles   This project would be a long process at the best of times, and this year it became even more protracted between the student teacher’s work with the class, my own trips to Jamaica … Continue reading

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Why is Blue Dog, Uh, Blue?

I had to order the book from the States, but I knew I wanted to do an art project based on George Rodrigue’s  Why is Blue Dog Blue?.  Such a fun book.  His artwork illustrations just get you wantin’ to bust open … Continue reading

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