Saturday, December 13, 2014

A treat, an Art and an Advent Calendar - calm and focused -

Why is it that the week before break can be hectic or a calm, focused classroom. All around the art room can be chaos but walk in the art room doors and students are ready to create. Five days before break the art classes do an advent calendar with a treat and an art project each day. Weaving, jewelry making, clay ornaments (made & glazed), scratch art cards and gingerbread people from a sketch they draw. Projects like Gods eyes, and snowflakes can be continued over vacation or sketchbooks taken home to draw in. These projects can be given as hand made presents or kept or put on trees.

                                               5 days before vacation






4 days before vacation

wooden  jewelery








3 days before vacation

Gods eyes weaving
Smarties Pinterest Board
The Weaving Series: God's Eye (Ojo de Dios)

2 days before vacation

1 day before vacation

Gingerbread people

Monday, December 01, 2014

It's a Snow Day-Let it Snow-Snowflake Cut-day

Pinterest Snowflake Board

Decorate the halls with snow flakes. Glittery Snow Flakes.
Today we will make white paper 6 pointed snow-snowflakes for the music concert next week. Let it Snow (this is California and we get rain if we are lucky) We will listen to "Let it Snow" and watch the tutorial on how to make 6 pointed snowflakes. Fold your paper as shown and draw your design before you cut it out.See how wispy, thin your star can be. Don't forget to put your name on it and photograph on a dark piece of paper.