Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hungry caterpillar paper chains!!

Paper chains are a basic easy activity, that I find don't usually have a use in the art room, until now! I was inspired to do this by a pin on pinterest that I took and made my own. I had the students paint like Eric Carle first on a 9x 12 sheet of green construction paper. The following class I past back the papers and as I did I chopped them up into strips using the part cutter. I had the students fold and glue their strips into a chain, as well as a single red strip for the head. I also past out yellow ovals for the eyes. Finally, we took a pipecleaner and twisted it around to make the antennas! The students loved this and the library looks fabulous with these hanging from the ceiling!!!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Craft Outreach takes over Shwab!

Here are a few photos from last weeks Craft Outreach program! A big thanks to all the artists who came to teach our students, David Heustress, Brenda Stein, and Teresa Hays! An even bigger Thanks to Cheekwood Gardens for providing us with this fabulous artists' in residence day :) A day I'm sure my students will not forget!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Positive Press!!!!

Shwab was one of two schools selected in Metro Nashville School district by Cheekwood Botanical Gardens to participate in their Craft Outreach program! My dad inspired me to call the news, so I did, and one station came out! Yay!!!!!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

NAEA takes over NYC!!!

So I have to share this one photo with my fellow bloggers! Some of you probably don't know this, but "Mr. E" and I work in the same school district... And I am super lucky to have him as a friend and mentor. While another fellow blogger "dragon in the artroom" brought a photo of Ted so he could be seen here at the convention. Last night I found them!
Love you blogger friends! It's good too see you here :)