Profile cover photo
Profile photo
No Corner Suns (No Corner Suns)
38 followers
38 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
Abstract after Kandinsky - First Grade Lesson with video and printable directions!
I enjoy teaching about Wassily Kandinsky's art mostly because I like to play Flight of the Valkyries for the first graders and kind of scare them a little. I read that Wagner was a favorite composer of Kandinsky's, so I go with it.  I also like the kids to ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Alma Thomas Radial Design Rainbows with Slideshow and Directions
First grade learned about the color spectrum and the colors of the rainbow by looking at the art of Alma Thomas. I started by sharing this little slideshow about the artist and her art. We discussed her color paintings and specifically what colors she used...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Pumpkins in Chalk Pastel Complete Lesson with video, slide show, rubric, directions, & more!
My third graders rocked the pastel chalk pumpkins this year.  It is one of those classic lessons that isn't too difficult to get awesome results, but admittedly, sometimes they "get" it and sometimes they don't. First, before I get into the actual lesson, I...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Family Dinner - Complete Lesson with slideshow, directions, video, rubric, oh my!
For years I have taught the parts of composition to third grade with a lesson I've called "Me in the Art Room". I mean come on, for third grade, that is some pretty accurate detail of the things happening above my cabinets. Admittedly, I've gotten kind of s...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Middle School Christmas Ornaments in Oil Pastel - with PowerPoint and handout
This is my first year with my middle-schoolers, and I have had a rough time knowing what skills they have, and which they still really need to work on. After our last value study project seemed like a real struggle, I thought I'd take it easy with a step-by...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Victorian Architecture with Middle School - Gingerbread Houses
For my middle-schoolers architecture unit, I decided to concentrate on the Victorian era.  It's close to winter break so I've chosen our drawings to be gingerbread houses! I've stolen some images from the Internet and put together a PowerPoint presentation ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Your community needs an art teacher. Part III: The Pay Off
This is part three of a three part story.  Revisit Part  I  or Part  II  . When my daughter started junior high she had to decide whether to take band or art as an elective.  I'm an art teacher, my husband's a professional musician.  Decide child!  Which pa...
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded