Friday, December 21, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Beauty, Hope and Joy

We in the arts...have the great and good gift of dealing with beauty, with joy and hope...We do this in a world that is sometimes unimaginably ugly.   What can we now do?  Nothing more than to keep doing what we do; to continue to be part of what makes life good, what makes it worthwhile, what gives hope and joy and brings smiles to faces.
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More Zentangles!

Third and fourth graders use Zentangles to work toward "Mindfulness" in art class.  The concentration and focus that these detailed designs take help artists feel calm and centered. 

Friday, December 14, 2012


Birches and Birds

First and second grade artists looked at the beautiful illustrations in Lois Ehlert's book, "Snowballs."

We used liquid watercolor paint with oil pastel resist to make colorful papers, which we used to cut out our birds. We used sheet music for our birch trees and added shading and detail with black oil pastels. 

Thank you to Deep Space Sparkle for the inspiration for this project! 

Friday, November 30, 2012

Magic Watercolor Resist Winter Paintings

First and second grade artists observed the "magic" of drawing with white crayon and watching as it is revealed by painting over it with watercolor paint.