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Mathew Lawniczak
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Year Four- Library Art Show
5th Grade- Lichtenstein Portraits   1st Grade- Horizon Line with Apples   5th Grade- Ink Pear Still-Life   1st Grade- Three Part Winter Landscape   1st Grade- Warm and Cool Lines and Leaf   3rd Grade- Positive Negative Autumn Leaf Designs   4th Grade- Zenta...

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Preview of 4th Grade Oil Pastel Gum Ball Machines
I am almost finished with my fourth grade gum ball machine inspired lesson with oil pastels. I have one class finished, and three more to finish this next week. Check back for more colors and student examples.

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Year Two Group Project: Van Gogh + Picasso
(above) Fifth grade... This 1/4 is amazing! Love this group project!!!!!!!! I had the 5th graders pick groups of four. Each group picked an artist, not knowing what work of art they might receive. The students that picked Van Gogh had his sunflower study. T...

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Wisconsin Inspired Ice Fishing Paper Art
With nothing but paper and glue, my second graders just finished these ice fishing works of art. In the past, I have always done a fish project. Wisconsin winters are long and artwork usually reflects the season. My fish lessons usually happen during the sp...

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Organic Shaped Circular Weavings
My new favorite way to teach weaving to third grade!!!! We started by making the clay loom. I introduce the students to organic shapes, telling them that I didn't want anything symmetrical. The students listened, and made awesome organic shapes out of clay....

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Still-Life to Pop Art
From a basic still life drawing, to an amazing Pop Art print. Each students picked out a can or bottle of soda / gatorade to draw. The students drew a line drawing of their drink. Instead of adding things like shading or little lettering, the students stuck...

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Fall Leaf Zentangle Positive Negative Lesson (Thats a mouth full)
My third grade students started this lesson looking at a leaf found in our woods just outside my classroom. Using a thicker paper, the students looked at the leaf and drew their own form of a leaf tracer. After cutting out their drawing, the students drew a...

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Skyscraper Emphasis
We read a book on skyscrapers before we started this project. After the book, I handed each student a skinny and tall piece of white paper. On that paper we drew what we had learned about architecture, and huge city skyscrapers. Basic shapes were used to cr...

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Zentangle Pumpkins
To start the year out, I made these pumpkins with my fourth graders. We started the pumpkins with three different sized tracers in the shape of the center oval of each of the pumpkins. The students made the first / center shape first. After the center was f...

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Year 4 Mondrain Squares... Tea Time!
These are the first of my year 4 Mondrian Square projects. I will be adding a bunch more pictures, but I was excited to show you some changes made this year. This year I wanted to get away from the rectangle frame... nothing like a stack of tea cups. More p...
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