Monday, April 23, 2012

June 2012 My Art Summer School Classes

I will be teaching two summer school classes at Sandpiper Elementary School.

They are June 4 - 28, Monday through Thursday.  The cost is $105 per class.

Introduction to Sketching and Drawing, Grades 1 - 3, is from 9:00am - 10:30am.

Perspective Drawing, Grades 4 - 7 (lower grades levels in the brochure are a misprint) is from 10:30am - 12:00pm.

To register, go to the PVUSD Community Education Summer Catalog at  
My classes are listed on pages 16 and 17.  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Art Question For Grades K - 6

List as many art materials and tools that you can remember using so far this year in art class!

Friday, September 2, 2011

August Art Project For Grades 4 - 6
We studied examples of Pacific Northwest Coast Totem Poles.  The animals on them represent different things, such as family, stories or historic events.  After we each finish making our own part of a totem pole out of a toilet paper tube, construction paper and Sharpie markers, we will assemble them together into tall group poles on yard sticks.

Why do you think it's important to have your artwork sometimes be part of a large group project?
August Art Project For Grades 1 - 3

We looked at some examples of Abstract Pastel Artworks and then made our own.  First we made abstract lines with glue.  Abstract lines do not look like something real.  They are just a design.  After the glue dried, we colored inside of the lines with pastels.  Pastels are like chalk.  It was fun to see the colored construction paper show under the clear dried glue lines.

Do you like making abstract artwork (doesn't look like something real), realistic artwork (looks like something real), or both?  Why?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

September Art Project For Grades 4 - 6

All students in grades four through six have completed art projects that will be on display at the African American Multicultural Museum, which is located at 617 N. Scottsdale Rd.  The exhibit will run mid-October through November 12th.  The artworks depict a portrait of one person with many skin tones collaged onto the face.  The hair is painted with red, white and blue paint, to symbolize that many different individuals live within the United States of America.

Students wrote a short essay to accompany their artwork, explaining why it is important for people to get along with one another.  Why do you think friendship and getting along with others is an important part of life?


September Art Project For K - 3

We have been working on the art standard of creating meaning behind our artworks.  Kindergarten through third grade students listened to the read aloud Our Class is Going Green, which was written and illustrated by kindergarten students at Oak Park Elementary School in Bartlesville, OK.  Afterwards, our students created collages about ways to help the earth, such as recycling and turning off the water when we are finished using it.  

What are some ways that you can help the earth?