Paul Klee’s Senecio

Paul Klee’s Senecio

I forgot to post these last week.  My apologies!  Last week, we learned about Paul Klee and his painting, Senecio (1922).  We first painted our backgrounds with tempera paint, using a mat board scrap to apply the paint.  While those were drying, we drew “Senecio” on yellow-gold paper using oil pastel and added color with […]

No, David!

No, David!

Several classes just finished a project based on David Shannon’s “David” books.  David is always getting in trouble.  My goal was for students to show action and emotion in their drawings.  They certainly accomplished that!  We used illustrations from Shannon’s books for inspiration.  Students were encouraged to add their own details or other characters to […]

Scarecrows

Scarecrows

This week, the K-5th grade classes drew scarecrows and learned about mixing secondary colors.  I did a guided drawing of the scarecrow on the board to get them started.  They were only given the primary colors, white and black.  Their assignment was to mix all the secondary colors to paint their scarecrows.  Some students really […]

Finished Memories and Oil Resist Flowers

Finished Memories and Oil Resist Flowers

This week we finished our Favorite Memory paintings.  They included so many details to really make their story clear.  After painting with watercolor, we used an extra fine tip Sharpie to bring out the details.  They all turned out wonderful.  Unfortunately, I was so involved in class on some days, I forgot to take pictures! […]