Thursday, January 2, 2014

Week 19 - Short week in the art room...

This has to be the shortest school week in school history! 3 Days off for the holiday break, 1 school day, and 1 snow day = only 1 day of school!

Kindergarten students and I made hot coco in art class today! We didn't make real hot coco but made an art version of it. We drew our mugs, added some steam using cotton, and the final touch.... added real marshmallows to the "hot coco".  I usually open a bag of marshmallows and let them get a bit hard before giving them to students to glue to their art (this makes them less appealing to eat), but I didn't do that this time! I gave them all fresh marshmallows and they smelled delicious! I had to remind them over and over that these were for our art :)

3rd grade students completed their self portraits. This was a new project that I tried this year. I wasn't honestly sure how they would turn out, but I am happy with the results. It is always scary trying a new project because you never know what will happen. There are times when I experiment and the vision I had does not always turn out, which is always hard to explain to my students. This simple self portrait project was much harder to teach than I expected. The hard work paid off.  

4th Grade students had fun using white chalk on black paper today. We created a winter wonderland and added a neat "frame" around them using chalk. As the snow lightly fell outside today, we created this fun 1 day project and they turned out really neat!


  1. I think the Kinder Hot coco is adorable!

  2. Hi, I love the simple self portrait art above. Was this done with a black inky pen water colour? I'd love to do this with my class.

  3. Hello! Thank you for your ideas! I was wondering how long the Kinder Coco project took?

  4. Hello! Thank you for sharing. I love the winter wonderland project. My students will be so excited to show me their creativity tomorrow.