Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

How do you pass out paint to your students?

Art teachers love to recycle and get the most out of every product- especially paint!  Painting is one of my favorite things to do with my students and they love it too.  Recently, I've been reevaluating how I distribute paint to each table in the art room.  Egg cartons have been very successful for me because each color has a place and you can close the lid to reuse for the week.  Also, we are being green using them.  Do you use egg cartons?  Soup cans?  Small containers with lids?  Magazines?  Any advice for not going through paint so fast? 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


I found this on Pinterest and loved the concept.  Being an ARTIST is easy when these are hanging in your classroom!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Pattern Study- 1st Grade

Inspired by the artwork of Henri Matisse, 1st grade students explored patterns with oil pastels.  Using tissue paper and scraps, each vase was filled with unique flowers.  This was a great one day project with fantastic results. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Starry Night Paintings- 3rd Grade

We have all done a Starry Night project with our students and every year I think about how I can make my lesson different.  But the success of these paintings are always incredible! The twist each student makes on their version of the famous painting is always fun to see.  Check out this fun and inspiring video of the Starry Night!