Kinder Fall Leaves

Changing a Summer green leaf into a Fall warm colored leaf, using oil pastels and for a bit of detail with added a cut and glued yarn center vein.

Student works were displayed on the bulletin board near the front office for all to enjoy.

Mini Selfies

Collage Mini portraits...overview of the history of Portrait painting

Paper Selfie-Introduction to constructing a human face using paper.
Cut and torn paper, collage, composition, refining techniques and details. Supporting personal expression.

Frank Stella inspired

We are building on the Take a Line for a Walk project and looking at the later work of American Artist Frank Stella.

More Cute Cookies

What a sweet and fun way to learn , what are the parts of our face and where are they located. Where are my arms, legs and tummy...coloring, cutting, gluing and creating!


Leaf Tile Patterns

This projects has several steps and involves introducing students to printmaking.

First we did a series of leaf rubbing to transfer the texture and shape of the leaf to the paper.

Lines straight Lines curvy

Lines LINES LiNEs...long straight short curvy this project has it all!

Student get to try out using a ruler to create straight lines, how many lines can you draw in 2 minutes?

We looked at a variety of art work that had strong line use to compare and contrast. Jackson Pollock's expressive work with Frank Stella's more minimalist pieces.

How many curvy cooked spaghetti lines can you draw, how about some ocean waves.  We are building our line vocabulary as we create.

Students then matted their own work with lots of pride!


Picasso inspired Fairy-tale villains

This lesson combines the Picasso/cubist approach to portraiture with well know icons of classic Fairy Tale stories...the witch, troll, wizard...

Also connect to color theory with terms such as hue, value, tone, tint, complementary color...

Lake George

Inspired by the Georgia O'Keeffe painting...collage learning the basics of creating a landscape. We used color pencil to layout the various areas and talked about warm and cool colors. Students were encouraged to use a variety of papers and experiment with tearing out their shapes and forms. Lots of individuality inspired by one classic image.

Name Tile Project

4 part project

Glue, Pastel and a Pumpkin

2 Part project:
looking at pumpkin forms, students practiced drawing step by step. Working with white glue, students drew pumpkins.

After glue had dried students colored the pumpkins and stems with chalk pastels.

Cookie People around the world

It's a small world  cut and collage project.
Inspired by cultural clothing from around the world.

Kinder Self Portrait

this is me...

Little Shrines

Little shrines...Day of the Dead Cultural exploration, artists that inspire, how does this tradition connect to North and South American history and World influences?
Connecting to classroom Social Studies themes

Day of the Dead alters- building on previous knowledge create a small clay “sugar skull” form, collage, sharpie and assemblage to create a 3-D frame to display and create a cohesive design. Form and function
Engineering/ Art connection

Dem Bones

Leg bone connected to the hip bone...
Working with a pre printed skeleton, students cut and assembled the
form and added Day of the Dead details.

Foil Day of the Dead Project

Students created their own skull pattern and transferred their design on to a foil surface.