Leaf Tile Patterns

This projects has several steps and involves introducing students to printmaking.

First we did a series of leaf rubbing to transfer the texture and shape of the leaf to the paper.

Lines straight Lines curvy

Lines LINES LiNEs...long straight short curvy this project has it all!

Student get to try out using a ruler to create straight lines, how many lines can you draw in 2 minutes?

We looked at a variety of art work that had strong line use to compare and contrast. Jackson Pollock's expressive work with Frank Stella's more minimalist pieces.

How many curvy cooked spaghetti lines can you draw, how about some ocean waves.  We are building our line vocabulary as we create.

Students then matted their own work with lots of pride!


Picasso inspired Fairy-tale villains

This lesson combines the Picasso/cubist approach to portraiture with well know icons of classic Fairy Tale stories...the witch, troll, wizard...

Also connect to color theory with terms such as hue, value, tone, tint, complementary color...

Lake George

Inspired by the Georgia O'Keeffe painting...collage learning the basics of creating a landscape, layers.

Name Tile Project

4 part project

Glue, Pastel and a Pumpkin

2 Part project

Cookie People around the world

It's a small world

Kinder Self Portrait

this is me...

Little Shrines

Little shrines...

Dem Bones

Leg bone connected to the hip bone...

Foil Day of the Dead Project

Students created their own skull pattern and transferred their design on to a foil surface.

Black Cats

This fun activity allows for lots of creative expression and skill building

Imagine a Skeleton

What does a human skeleton look like? If I wanted to know about skeletons where could I go to get information? If I wanted to see a skeleton where could I go?


Busy Spider

Direct drawing students create a spider web with crayon.
Line direction

watercolor over line drawing add sea salt.

Collage spider and add to web, draw legs and details.

Impossible Buildings, Imaginative Machines

Kinder Noodles

Pasta and Lines=Fun and edible art too!

Welcome to Our New Year and STEAM

Welcome to our New Year and our new direction to become a STEAM focused school
Our big Question: What is the Science in ART and What is the ART  in Science?

Stay tune for some answers.

End of year student art show 2014-15

This is always an amazing event...what a creative group of artists!

6th Grade Promotion Portraits

our 7th year doing this very personal portrait/self portrait project.

Garden Tour 2015