"Mama" by my daughter age 3

Monday, March 6, 2017

Another Art Baby!

My posts have been scarce this school year because of this little lady. Paisley Cynthia came 3 weeks early! I needed one more week to wrap things up in my classroom and complete my to do list before I went on leave...but such is life. I'm loving my time home with her and my other two kids. It is so nice to be able to attend my older children's school functions and activities during the week, I never get to do it without taking time off. And I love having the days alone with my little Paisley! She is a wonderful baby. It seems our art department goes in spurts of having years filled with art babies. We have 3 this year:) Paisley's friends should be joining the world in a few weeks then we get to have art baby play dates:)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Seurat Sunflowers

Forgot to post this lesson from last spring- found the photos as I was deleting old images from my camera. 1st graders learned about painter Georges Seurat through a short cartoon. I happen to travel to the Chicago Art Institute while doing this lesson so I was able to photograph some of his paintings while there to show my classes as well. They learned how to paint in the pointillism style. To achieve this, I had them use cotton swabs and the back ends of various size paint brushes. It took awhile, but was a nice end of the year lesson.