Friday, July 13, 2012

Tote Bags

This was a great way to sneak in some reduce, reuse and recycle . I purchased some blank canvas tote bags and fabric markers and my students designed new tote bags. My students first design their bags in their sketchbook they then transferred their designs with pencil on to the canvas. For finishing touches I invited  a student's parent into class and she taught us how to make bows and we hot glued them on to the bags. We made a party of it ordered pizza a crafted away!

(Next time I think I might use acrylic paint instead, wasn't that happy with the marker coverage)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Marbled Paper

Today we learned about the process of marbling paper. I demonstrated the technique and then had my student try to figure out how the swirls and designs were made. It was fun watching and listening i their exploration and thought process. This paper was later used for original poems written in English class.

In my class my students keep a visual journal. I had just finished watching Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory ad got this idea for a sketch prompt. If you could invent and type of candy that could give you special powers what would it be and what would it do? hey designed the packaging. This was done with 6th grade students.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Paper Flowers

This year to go along with our Day of Dead celebration we made paper flowers.  There are lots of great links to paper flower directions and videos and how to make paper flowers. The atmosphere was really festive. All day long I enjoyed seeing my students walk the halls with these beautiful  flowers behind their ears.

PS ART- a winner

In NYC every year there is an incredible  art show called PS Art. Not only are the student artists of New York City honored they have their work hung at the MET ! Well this year I entered some work that I thought was just outstanding and guess what? A Winner PS Art Catalogue

It has been a long time

Sorry it has been so long since I have written a blog entry. But in room 427 we have been very busy. This year has presented new challenges and added responsibilities and I am trying to figure out how to do it all and be a mom. Anyway here is somework.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wow I am proud !

One of my students were just informed that their art work was selected for the Madison Avenue Art Walk.  His art work was hanging right next to a Chagall painting and Botero.