Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Brandywine Women's Club Art Contest 2o13

Here are our honored artists who placed in the BWC Art Show. This is an annual event that the country club sponsors for us and it's really great for the kids! 

Here's our 3rd place winner, Brittany with her one-point perspective cityscape. 

Here's our 2nd place winner, Jessica's moonscape. 

And Dalton was the first place winner and I can't believe I forgot to get a picture of his self-portrait! 

Here you can see a little bit of his self portrait in the background. 

Blow Painting Aliens

This is one of my go to 'end of the year' projects for any grade. Currently, 1st grade is experimenting with blow painting to create aliens. 

Day One: We create the blow painting. 
Day Two: We will add eyes, accessories and details with collage and markers. 

Day Two: Adding Collage Details and Lines/Designs to Create Alien Forms

Mayor's Art Show 2013

Here are a couple of photos from the Mayor's Art Show at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. These are photos from

Here's Mayor Karl Dean and Kendall with her weaving below!

Here's the big group of artists.

And here are my pics from the event! So proud of my young artists!

Kendall with her Weaving

Brandon's Flower

Alicia's Flower

Matthew's Vase

Emily's Owl

Kendall's Weaving

Riley's Moonscape

Natalie's Treehouse

MaKenzie's Bird

Megan's Robot

Chloe's Self-Portrait

DuPont Elementary's Artwork for 2013

Kendall with the Mayor!



Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Kindergarten Book Pages

This is our end of the year project that is super fun and there's never any wondering what to teach to Kindergarten at the end of the year! This also serves as a cumulative review for the year. 

Page 1. 
"This is me at school"

Full body self-portrait with markers and crayons. 

Page 2. 
Warm and Cool Watercolor Cats
I printed out these pages and we drew the cats using the Ladibug. They outlined in black permanent marker. I have two separate watercolor trays. We start with the first tray which has 3 warm colors. Then we gather round the demo table and I give out the cool color set with 3 cool colors. They have to return the warm before they get the cools and that helps with some of the confusion.

Page 3.
Mondrian Collages with Primary Colors

We 'play' with composition first, then glue down our Mondrian inspired collages. 

I pre-cut a bunch of primary color shapes. 

After they glue their shapes down, we add black lines. 

Page 4.
Secondary Color Hungry Caterpillar

Page 4: Medieval Architecture

Watercolor Castles!

Page 5: All About the Artist

This is another self-portrait drawing with some info about the artist. This is the page we work on while I come around the room and staple their books together.