Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bleach Pen Art (Reverse Batik)

I'm loving this new technique. It's amazing and I can't wait to use it! I've been experimenting at home and so far I've tried black cotton fabric and purple canvas. The longer you leave the bleach on, obviously the lighter it gets.

Draw the image with bleach pen *(resembles puff paint)

let it sit for at least 5-10 minutes...you can see it bleaching

The simpler the better!

Rinse bleach out WELL and wash with soap

This turned into a natural brown....leaving it on longer would make it lighter

here's my apron (planning on adding more!)

here's a stencil sticker that turned out a little fuzzy

Monday, August 22, 2011

A Rainbow of Faces

Monochromatic Self-Portraits!

For our first project, I've decided to test the waters and do a pre-assessment project with a self-portrait drawing. Each student 1st - 4th grade is 'showing me what they know' by drawing their self-portrait. This has been a great first mini-project for sprucing up the empty hallways...especially for open house tomorrow night!

Basically, they draw in pencil first, choose ONE color for their face, outline with a marker and then fill in the white space with a crayon. We discussed how different values can be achieved with the crayons using soft or hard pressure for lights and darks. And, for most classes we've learned what 'monochromatic' means.

Enjoy our Rainbow of Faces!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Art Room Rules/Consequences/Rewards

Art Room Rules

1. Listen and follow directions.
2. Keep your hands, feet and objects to yourself.
3. Use art supplies appropriately.
4. Always try your best!

---------Discipline Plan---------

Strike One: Verbal Warning
The student will be reminded of the rule they are breaking.
Strike Two: Time Out/Think Sheet
The student will sit in an isolated area and write about behavior or copy the art room rules. 
Strike Three: Note Home / Office
Depending on the severity of the situation, the student will receive a sad face art note explaining the behavior and/or go directly to the principal's office.


~Verbal Praise~
~Using Special Materials/Resources~
~Free Draw Paper~
~Happy Notes Homes~

Welcome Back!

    Well, it's a new school year and I'm really excited to be at Dupont Elementary! (again) I started my metro career at Dupont as an interim art teacher and I was so sad to leave. Now, I am so happy to return and I can't wait to meet my new students.

Your student will need:

an ART SHIRT.......................any old over-sized t-shirt......make sure there's nothing inappropriate on it!

I'll be sending out a parent newsletter with all kinds of wonderful information next week.

Check out the blog each week for new updates and pictures of what we're doing in ART!