Monday, December 20, 2010

Some new stuff's going on.

Check out the grade level sections for some new posts.  6th grade will have some new clay sandwiches, 7th will have some portraits and clay containers, and 8th will have clay object mugs.  Great work by all my students.

I made a duct tape tie and one of my students brought in his balloon animal that I made for him like 4 months ago!  They do last!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Trying to keep an Ohio winter exciting

We've got a lot of new things happening in the Art world at Sells.  Two of my students finished a big painting for Mr. Santa-Emma,  the Artists wall of fame is still growing, one of my students made me a sweet duct tape wallet, and I just got 8 cameras from a grant I wrote this past fall.  If you think we have fun doing cool stuff, just wait until you see what else is coming!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Check out the 8th grade stencils so far.

We've been studying Shepard Fairy and created our own stencil art using clear overhead sheets.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My Turkey surprise!

Just for fun I brought my turkey to school for kids to draw for fun! Wild stuff!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tie Dye Monday!!!

Monday 11/15, we had Tie Dye Monday!! Lots of fun and not really too big of a mess!

Friday, November 12, 2010

8th grade does toast art while 6th finishes their clay sandwiches

For more information about the bread art project check the links and you can create your own online toast design while helping to feed hungry children!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

8th grade finishes their plaster figures

Inspired by Alberto Giacometti my 8th graders made plaster figures that had to be doing an action.  So unlike Giacometti, ours look really action packed rather than just standing or walking.  Cool stuff!  See the 8th grade section for more.  

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Holy cow my 7th graders have skilllllllllz!

My students just finished some pop can drawings in 7th grade that are amazing. My 8th graders also finished their song-title paintings.  Check out each grade level tab to see more.  Don't miss the 7th grade!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

What a great day!!!!

This woman is solely responsible for inspiring me to become an Art Teacher!

This is Janet Grissom.  She may look like any other normal lady but she is the one who got me hooked on art in high school.  Yesterday 10-19-10 I turn around and there she is standing by my desk.  I haven't seen her for around 11 years!  It was such a joy and treasure to talk to her and have her hang out during my 7th grade class.  This woman is truly a Dublin Art Teaching Legend/All-Star/Hall of Famer.  She is responsible for inspiring many many students to go into the Art field over the years.  What a great pleasure it was to see her, hug her, thank her, and allow my wave mural to be signed by her.   Amazing!

8th grade is working on Action Packed Giacometti sculptures

Friday, August 27, 2010

Here's some awesome still life drawings from this past week.

Starting our first projects on Monday 8/30

6th grade will be studying how line is used as an element of design while creating their own mazes. 7th grade will be studying value while working on a 1/4 inch grid drawing of a photo of their face. (example in progress) 8th grade will begin studying the principles of design by creating a mosaic out of squares punched from magazines. Sweet stuff and I'm so excited to see what we can create this year!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

We're starting a still life drawing

The rest of this week 8/25-8/27 all grades will begin a quick 3 day still life drawing. Day one we will only be drawing shapes to help us map out each drawing. Thursday we'll work more on the shading and then Friday we'll finish up with some details and then we'll shoot Free throw Friday shots for candy. A great first week of school!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sweet projects for 8th grade!

Hey everybody..check out these awesome projects that the 8th grade are going to do!