Thursday, October 2, 2008

new blog

This blog will no longer be updated, since it is now blocked from my school system. I am in the process of creating a new one at edublog, at this address:

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Found Object Sculpture at our town environmental fair

Responding to a call for art made from recycled materials, several young artists lent their sculptures to an environmental fair held at our high school on Saturday. People enjoyed looking at the work, and some people even wrote comments for the artists, as follows:

"The kids did a great job. The art is very colorful and it looks like a lot of effort was put in. Thank you!!"

"Simply fabulous! Such creative minds"

"You should all be really proud. Wonderful and creative."

"Your work was great and I enjoyed reading what you had to say about it."

"It was really fantastic and cool, thanks for all your creative work, many people loved all your creations, thanks for all your imagination."

"Cool artwork, made the building look much better."

"Such creative artworks. What a fantastic job everyone did"

Found Object Sculpture

The children learned some techniques for joining, and invented more of their own. Ask them what "the upside-down test" is!

Monday, May 19, 2008


Our "regular paint" in the art room is opaque tempera. Watercolor, luminous and capricious, is a new painting option for Kindergarten and First Grade that many children have used.

One girl was inspired to paint pages for a little book.

Hats, hats, hats . . .

Hat-making has been a big hit for several weeks in Kindergarten and First Grade. Starting with the common base of a paper bowl, children took their creations in many directions . . .

(And yes, its pretty hard to photograph hats and not get faces in the photos!)

To see cool photos of paper bag hats by an artist named Moses, follow this link (If you are a kid, ask your parents first. I am just mentioning the one page: I don't know what is on the rest of the site)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Statue of Liberty

Several First Graders worked together to build Liberty Island


Second Grade Spiderman, First Grade artists at work, and 2 drawings completed as a present for a First Grader's Webkinz monkey.