Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bad Case of Stripes

Recently when trying to come up with a portrait lesson for my first graders I stumbled upon my friend Crystal's blog and found this fabulous lesson...

I made a few alterations to the lesson. Rather than having a fully colored background much like the face full of stripes, I had the students cut out their portraits once they were completely colored with crayon, and paste them onto a colored piece of construction paper. On that construction paper students were given a sharpie to complete their art work by applying more stripes and patterns within those stripes. These turned out very cool! Both myself and the kiddos were pleased with the results!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

MNPS Chihuly Blog

If you are interested in seeing what is happening in Nashville Schools in conjunction with the Chihuly exhibits here please visit http://mnpschihulyartlessons.blogspot.com/ I just posted to it this evening!


Above are 1st and 2nd grade students drawing of ikebana using sharpie that was then covered with tissue paper and mod podge. The combination loosely resembles stained glass when hung in the window.