Friday, May 19, 2017

Making Portfolio Cases

Start with a 18 x 24 inch piece of paper . Fold a set of side extentions from 2 x 12 in strips of paper.

Get two strips of 12 x 1.5 inch folded in half  to make handles for the top.
Make two handles from 1.5 inch  strips that are folded in half and glued flat. and     
Fold them into a "u" shaped position.  They will look like the handled on brown paper grocery bags.  Glue them to the top opening of the case.
This holds flat artwork with out folding it if the art papers are 12 x 18 inch or less.

Sixth Grade Portfolio Case

Jungle Scene
Value Study:  Farmland
Christmas Tree
Aboriginal Lizard
Leaf Print
Pixel Style Flag

Thursday, May 18, 2017

FIfth Grade Portfolio Case

Snowy Fox
Sweet and Delicious Treats
Jasper Johns Style Flag
Holiday Candles
Panama Mola
The Great Wave

Grandad's Bluff

Friday, May 12, 2017

Fourth Grade Portfolio Case

Warm vs. Cool Autumn Leaves
Claes Oldenburg Burgers

Dairy Cows
Holy Nativity

Line Landscape

Third Grade Portfolio Case

Starry Night Owl

Expressive Trees

Notan Design

Rainbow Trout

Hot Air Balloon

What's in Santa's Closet

Snow Angel

World Wide Rug Design

Eifel Tower

Abstract Face

Thursday, May 11, 2017

What's Inside the Second Grade Portfolio Case

Abstract Face

Monet's Bridge

Family Portrait
Weather Window
Apple Still Life - Apple Printmaking
Creative Color Wheel
Log Cabin
In the Style of Matisse
In the Style of Picasso
James Rizzy Style City

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Halloween Haunted Houses

This was a school wide assignment for grades three through six .

example started by student, abandoned, finished by me
We started with the idea of drawing the house.  They were good at adding the architectural details.  The classes could look at a 14 inch high sculpture of a Victorian house with a turret.  They also passed around a rubber stamp block that had an image of a old house.  They see enough Halloween images in real life, so they had no trouble being inspired to create the atmosphere of the holiday around the yard. 

They kept track of the number of minutes they worked on the piece.  If over sixty minutes, they converted it to hours.