Monday, October 31, 2011

Haunting Around for Halloween


A few favorites from the past,  I love the way the glue line ghosts came out and the spooky color combinations they made for the backgrounds.  The other silhouettes on the orange paper are fun too.  The eyes have emphasis by applying white sticker reinforcements.  I got the idea long ago from a teacher that was using Artsonia. 

I may have some more Halloween art later today.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Three Expressive Trees

 It's been great getting to meet all the new 3rd graders to our building. You see, they are new because Kindergarden through 2nd grade is located at a separate school.

Here they are in the art room having a go at the first lesson of the year.  We did a silhouette of 3 expressive trees.  Then they added color with acrylic and tempera.  Finally they filled the sky using the do a dot markers for a very impressionistic and expressive sky.

I will give some step by step details in another post soon. 

We were very proud of the results and our school will display these at the Harvest Concert in a few weeks.  Lovely job, third graders.  You are a talented group.