Tag Archives: Painting

Mother’s Day Seed Paintings

Grade 3: Painting Burlap Swatches for Garden Seeds Why not plant some art in your garden? Spring 2014 / Ferndale 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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3 Cheers for Cupcakes

Grade 1:  Inspiration; Wayne Thibaud             This was one of the lessons I did at this school for an art blitz in preparation for their annual Arts Show.  I was new to the kids, but … 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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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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Bugs n’ Flowers

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

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Warm & Cool Cityscapes

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

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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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