29 January 2014

Wednesday works - SPACE! (watercolor techniques) with 3rd grade

I enjoy lessons with an element of surprise in them.  It keeps the kids enthusiastic about the project when something is always being revealed!

This lesson builds on watercolor techniques we started in 1st and 2nd grade.   This year we talked about color wash and adding texture using salt sprinkled onto the wet paint.

Circles on the back of a piece of paper....

...color wash the front....

(They don't know what we are making as a final project yet.   They just enjoy drawing circles and painting)

  Effects from the salt into the paint trick.  

Then we start on an outer space background and it sometimes still doesn't click about the circle papers until I actually cut one out and glue it on the black background. 

I had a very creative group of space ships in the class today!

20 January 2014

Monday Motivations -my youtube channel

LenkerArtroom YouTube channel

Thought I'd share just a few of the videos I use in my classroom today along with a link to some I found on YouTube.   Enjoy!

17 January 2014

Friday Photos - 17 Jan 2014

 Darn it!  The week got away from me again!  Oh well, here's your Jan 17th edition of Friday photos. 

13 January 2014

06 January 2014

Another day off....

Welp, it's January 6th and I've worked one whole day since the beginning of the year.  

I just received the call cancelling school (again) this time due to the "polar vortex" which will blast us with -20 degree F wind chills the next two days. 

I'll be back posting projects and photos again before February......... I hope!

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