Tag Archives: Flowers

Japanese Plum Blossom Trees

  Grade 4/5: Ink-Blown Trees              This is a fun one to do. Smocks on, pull out some straws (large diameter), velvety black india ink – and you’ve got a party! Spring is barely here, … 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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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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Sunflowers

Grade 1/2:  Drawing Sunflowers This was a high energy class where I found myself riffing as it went.  The previous class was finishing up with another project that required paint, but I hadn’t had time to clean up the trays, … Continue reading

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Bugs n’ Flowers

Grade 1/2:  Puppets & Their Backgrounds Fall 2013 / Parliament Oak School

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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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Inspiration: Chinese Scroll Paintings

Grade 4/5:  Cherry Blossom Tree Paintings As the Tjanpi animal sculptures were slowly finishing, some students were ready to go on – so I gave them extra projects, which they loved.  The best of the extras was this one. Like … Continue reading

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