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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Fabulous Fourth Graders~ Value Study & Tree

We always study value in Fourth Grade. Finding an easy enough project where they can showcase their comprehension and skill in mixing the tints and shades is always tough.
I found a sixth grade lesson featuring a tree with a value background and I was hooked. I knew my Eagle View fourth graders could handle it if we just took our time.
And boy, did they pass with flying colors!
 Check out these beauties!

Everyone came up with something totally unique with their color choices and style of trees

The coordinating swirls done with oil pastels in the background turned out so perfect.

I'm so impressed with their color mixing and making sure they had the gradation from light to dark painted correctly.
There were so many favorites I didn't have the wall space to hang them!

This one reminded me of the "Tree of Life" in Animal Kingdom at Disney World!

Spectacular Second Graders~ Van Gogh Sunflowers

Second Graders met were introduced to Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflowers series
Vincent Van Gogh 1889
They were fascinated by Mr. Van Gogh's story and even more with a simple flower he spent so much time studying. 
 Backgrounds were painted first and time was taken to practice drawing different vase shapes.
 After vases were painted they planned how many flowers they wanted to paint and started with the centers and then the petals.
 Seeds and stems were painted last and when the flowers are completely dry they used a white oil pastel on the petals for highlights.
Well done Second Graders!

Fantastic First Graders~ Midnight Owls

First Graders studied all species of owls and used different types of media to create these beautiful midnight paintings!
 I love how they realized that if they slapped the sponges for the moon it created lovely stars in the sky! What a happy accident, because there's no way I ever would have suggested it due to the mess. It was totally worth it though:)
 They used different shades of blue pastel to created the "moon glow".

 Painting the owls was a hoot, I tell ya. They are each so unique, from big glaring eyes to surprised eyes!
And I love how varied the branches are. Some filled their paper and others were happy with one solitary branch. So beautiful!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Welcome Back Eagle View Artists!

I’m excited to start a new year with you and am looking forward to seeing what you're able to create with the various projects I have planned for this year. So many new things are in store!

Right now we have the opportunity to participate again in the program ART TO REMEMBER. Parents love to collect their children’s artwork so we’ve teamed up with them again to create those long lasting memories and at the same time support the art program here at Eagle View. Art to Remember transfers children’s artwork onto wonderful keepsake items. This is a unique way for you to enjoy your child’s artwork and for the children to see you appreciate their accomplishments. You will receive your order in time for the winter holidays, so you will be able to order additional keepsakes as gifts for other family members.
About the end of September, your child will bring home a packet that will contain his/her artwork and a brochure that shows you all the items you can purchase which will display your child’s artwork. You will also receive instructions on how to purchase the products. If you would like to see all the different products Art To Remember offers, please visit their website at www.arttoremember.com
I hope you enjoy your child’s masterpiece! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I’m looking forward to a great year and to helping your child learn where their imagination can take them. Art is a great way to showcase every child’s ability to go beyond their capabilities and to use that in their everyday learning and life.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Fiesty Fifth Graders~ 2013 Mask Project!

 It's that time of year! Fifth Graders have made me proud yet again with their fabulous ideas for their annual mask project!
JULIETT- Day of the Dead Mask
First we start with cutting many lengths of plaster wrap...
and then we add the strips to the plastic face mold. All students begin with the face mold, but it amazes me how many of the final products are not human faces! 

We have lots of cardboard and hot glue guns on hand to add any features desired.
Of course we paint first.. (students are required to create a drawn design beforehand with colors labeled so we know exactly where we're headed!)
A little bit of Greenbay Packer pride, I think.

Many are modeled after characters from movies, books or TV shows. Below we have Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games!
Table 5 decided to do a group thing and made the Ninja Turtles
And this one? Well we're not quite sure what this was supposed to be and either did the student who made it....but it is unique and I love it!
A Creeper from Minecraft
Some students brought in materials from home, such as the leather strips for this awesome indian chief!
Mini Me from Austin Powers and Smegel from Lord of the Rings