Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Hope everyone is enjoying their winter break! The snow was a nice surprise!

Monday, December 17, 2012

URBANA LIBRARY FEATURES a selection of 6th Grade ART!

12 6th graders' SELF PORTRAITS are being showcased at the Urbana Library. I highly encourage you to stop by and take a look! I hear they have been quite the attraction! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Strange? Wacky? Dreamlike? FINAL SURREALIST PIECES


You saw the rough draft collages. Look at what they turned into. I think I have some young Salvador Dali's in my classroom. The students used a variety of materials to create these masterpieces such as chalk pastel, markers, colored pencils, and drawing pencils. They learned how to shade, stipple, mix, and more!

*I'm still having issues rotating some images. I apologize.

7th Grade Illuminated Letters in Wax Resist


The wax resist technique is ideal for "Medieval" period artwork. Take a look.

Monday, December 3, 2012

LOVE these 6th Grade Self Portraits!!! You will too!


My 6th grade students studied Amadeo Modigliani and his distorted portraits (elongated necks, tilted heads, hollow eyes, etc.). I could not be happier with the finished products! They are definitely worth showing off! Show everyone! :) 

*Sorry about the horizontal orientation. I have yet to find the option for rotating images on this blog. A slight tilt of your head will work.