ART DEPARTMENT BLOG

HS Art – Progress Over Perfection

HS Art – Progress Over Perfection

Progress over perfection is my mantra for the high school level art class. I am a continual recovering perfectionist and can empathize with the many students I encounter who get discouraged when their work does not...

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Reading Buddies’ Felt Monsters!

Reading Buddies’ Felt Monsters!

It’s been a tough fall ya’ll. Thank you for your patience with the long gaps in posts!  A few months back, I mentioned that the kindergarten students designed their own monsters as part of their study of Shape in art...

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4th Grade Wampum Belts

4th Grade Wampum Belts

I found this project idea over the summer from There’s a Dragon in my Art Room (plbrown.blogspot). On her blog is a free template and instructions for this project. I began amassing pony beads as soon as I found them!...

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Fall Themes in First Grade

Fall Themes in First Grade

First-grade students continue to impress me with their consistent effort and attentiveness! Their clay owls turned out amazing and are based on the book Wow! Said the Owl. I used this book as a bridge between our study...

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PreK & Kinder Progress

PreK & Kinder Progress

Wow, there is a lot to catch up on! It felt like things hit the accelerator after parent-teacher conferences and never let off!PreK students recite Genesis 1:1 with ASL every art class. The students learned about Day 4...

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Waters & Land – PreK

Waters & Land – PreK

PreK continues to recite Genesis 1:1 at the start of each art class. Creation Day 2 began with a line design page using blue markers for the separation of the waters. Students added cotton balls for clouds in the sky...

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Machines, Monsters & Dragons – Oh, My!

Machines, Monsters & Dragons – Oh, My!

Kindergarten and 1st Grade explored Shapes using pattern blocks, Kinex, paper punches, a velcro shapes matching page, and robot-themed paper masks. Students listened to the read-aloud The Most Magnificent Thing by...

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Artist Studies in 2nd & 3rd Grade

Artist Studies in 2nd & 3rd Grade

I love art education. I believe so much in the education piece. I love the versatility of art to incorporate Bible, science, history, literature, artist studies and so much more! Our 2nd and 3rd graders have been...

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Upper Elementary Art Update

Upper Elementary Art Update

The upper elementary students are this wonderful and weird blend of totally excitable and totally too-cool for me. And I love it!  They humor me and may be some of the most attentive students in the school. I’ve...

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