Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Paper Sculpture

Second graders created abstract sculptures after observing Alexander Calder's stabiles. Students discovered that they could bend, roll, curl, and fold their 2D strip of paper and create three dimensional forms. This is always a favorite piece of artwork for the second graders-- and I love it when students tell me they made a sculpture at home and even showed their parents how to create one!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Happy New Year!

Welcome back, everyone!  I thought I'd post some photos of the art room.  The music teachers and I share the space.  We are very fortunate to have a SmartBoard in the room and I am luckiest of all to have a kiln! 

Elements of Art and Principles of Design board

The students all have a job to do

Our SmartBoard (and covered piano below)

The tables are color-coded and pencils/erasers are stored in the table bins

Mrs. Hurley's desk

The Colorful Palette Award-a "friendly competition" among the classes based on good behavior

Our sink area

Check back often for new artwork!