Saturday, December 14, 2013

Week 16 & 17 Winter in the art room

It is hard to believe that the Holidays are here and we only have 1 more week of school before the holiday break. I am not sure who is more excited, the students or I?

Thank you to all who helped make the Share the Warmth Charity event so successful. We way exceeded my goal of 60 items. Even though the event ended last Friday, this week I continued to collect an additional 20 items from students. In total we collected about 170 items (hats, mittens, and scarves)! The Art with a HeART gift basket was raffled off and a very lucky 2nd grader won the art basket!!! Thanks again for all of your contributions!  Half of the items have been delivered and I will be delivering the other half early next week!

Box to collect items and the art gift basket

The past few weeks have been busy in the art room. We have had art party's and students have been playing catch up on projects that they never had a chance to finish. Some classes had a chance to start new projects and complete them this past week and this week. Other classes have not, due to SNOW DAYS! Yay!

Kindergarten students created their first "Winter Art" project. We created winter trees. This fun project got a thumbs up from all students and I can thank the "fancy scissors" that we used for that. Students got to cut their trees using decorative scissors ( I call them "fancy" scissors).  Here are some of the Winter Wonderlands....

1st grade students created snowman this week, but I added a fun twist to the project. Instead of making your "everyday" facing forward snowman, we changed the perspective for these snowmen! Students created there snowmen as if they were looking up at the sky and watching the falling snow.... 

4th grade students (some) created snowmen cards this week. We made our snowmen using an ariel perspective and made them "pop" by making them in layers. Students then painted the card using watercolor paint to make a crayon resist.  So cute....