Monday, November 30, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

Doodle 4 Google

I've had such a fun time this past week researching for myself and then sharing with my students the Doodle 4 Google project.  Our fifth graders took two shifts to go to Tybee Island this year, thus I was left with about 13 students in each of my fifth grade classes for a whole week.  I didn't want to continue with our printmaking lesson, only to have to reteach it a week later to the rest of the class.
Introducing an amazing project that I've heard of for years but never "had the time" to do anything with.
I create a flipchart of images and videos that I thought were really informative and inspiring.  You can also do a lot of google searches, but this kept us on tract and left plenty of time for the students to get started on their doodles.
You CAN teach this as a lesson and actually have the students submit their final drawings.  I purposefully did not do that and only introduced the concept and allowed for time to begin a doodle.  I did suggest the students talk with their parents if they'd like to seriously consider entering.   Why not?  Someone has to win!
Here are a few of the videos I found to me inspirational, as well as some of my favorite doodles though out the years:

Friday, November 6, 2015

4th Grade Hundertwasser Paintings

We had a great time discussing and viewing the work of Austrian artist, Hundertwasser.  He was a painter, architect and so much more!  He despised rulers or straight lines!  The fourth graders created a painting in his style with bright liquid watercolors.  They had to have one section that showed cool colors and one that showed warm colors.  Some chose to add a sculptural element to their artwork by adding bottle caps.  Crazy cool work, forth graders!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

November Artists

Congratulations amazing art students!  Thank you for your hard work, persistence and wonderful attitude!