This is a fun idea. We are doing a snowman book in January, so I am just going to save this here in case I have the time.
This blog post on Two Things in Common has some awesome ideas (like making your own teacher stationary from Vista print) but this one was my favorite by far. I have a spare drawer in my filing cabinet too.
Process shot, one of four small travel pieces commissioned by the wonderful PPT, Sennelier soft pastel, Winsor & Newton tube watercolor (color 500 which I believe is yellow ochre), and Color&Co gouache tempera on 5”x7” pastel pad.
I’m SO EXCITED!
[Image] I am baffled by friends that have millionaire politics & low-to-middle class incomes.
Will Torious quoted, image by Randy C. Johnson
So as it turns out, kidergarten is actually a pretty awesome grade. This is a big mosaic/mural that the whole kindergarten, and a few self contained special needs classes are working on.
They all painted texture paintings (with tempera cakes and Saran wrap) and then cut them up into squares (hurray fine motor skills!) to use as tiles for our spring mosaic. We talked about the Philadelphia magic gardens a lot before we started tiling our mosaic. It’s not quite done yet, maybe in one more week?
No big deal, just cultivating a sense of community through large scale collaborative art ;-)
I found this through a link on Pinterest, and just HAD to share!
DIY Puffy Paint:
Squeeze bottles for the paint: I used 6oz. bottle from Wilton (you can get these in the chocolate making section of any craft store…I found mine at Jo Ann Fabrics they were about $2 for 2 bottles)
- Coloring: You can use tempera paint (wet or dry), food coloring or natural coloring agents such as beet juice, raspberry or blueberry juice reduction, etc. For mine, I used Wilton’s gel food coloring because they already come in almost any color imaginable (plus I already had them in my cabinets and I loved the concept of keeping everything non-toxic - or edible - too! You just never know…kids are crazy)!
- Glass/Plastic bowls
- Funnel: optional…but it helps with getting the paints into the squeeze bottles
Definitely a list to explore. I’ve been looking for ways to include art in my computer center.
This site is for primary students. There are three sections story time, match up, and play with art.
This is definitely a site I would add to my computer center, as it is geared towards several different types of learners.
The play with art section has an activity where you can make your own mask based on 5 animals with traits you admire. It can then be printed. I might use that along with a folk tale unit or when having students write plays.
One of my favorite things to do when traveling is to visit city’s museums. I have been to the Art Institute in Chicago, the Louvre in Paris, The British Museum, the National Gallery in London, and many others.
I don’t pretend to be an art expert, but looking at art has provided me many moments of great joy.
Today when I stumbled across Google’s Art Project, I felt that same joy.
Check it out here: Art Project
I’ve made tons of snow flakes out of coffee pot filters, but I never thought of using them with water colors!
View the beautiful online gallery if you can’t make it to exhibition in Paris before it closes on 2011-01-24: http://www.monet2010.com/en#/galerie/
This site has some amazing videos about art and artists, and includes a range of videos from the National Gallery of Art. The content is geared towards kids.