Posts tagged art

jekoh:

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!

jekoh:

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!

festivesparklies:

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 ;-)

festivesparklies:

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)- Flour- Salt- Water- 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- Spoons/Whisks- Funnel: optional…but it helps with getting the paints into the squeeze bottles

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)
- Flour
- Salt
- Water
- 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
- Spoons/Whisks
- Funnel: optional…but it helps with getting the paints into the squeeze bottles

The Art Institute of Chicago: Curious Corner

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.

Art Resource!

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