Thursday, June 23, 2011

Caged Song Bird

Caged Song Bird
Mixed Media

Well.. School is out and I thought I would try my hand at a
mixed media art piece I saw in Somerset magazine months ago.
It may look familiar to some of you.
Something about the art piece inspired me..

Using newspaper, and scraps I had on hand,
I experimented with the back ground .
I found a brand new stencil I had not used yet!! How could this be?

I printed a music sheet and cut it down to fit in the center of my project.
I tried to find a song about a bird.
With words on the sheet of music. It took to long....
so I used a song from the Beatles.

I finished!! On to the next project.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Abstract Katz

kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade

The King and Queen of cats!

Above-Teacher Sample

The students first sketched their pictures with pencil.
Then applied pure water color paints to paint their masterpiece.
This is a real fun project. I find the kids always enjoy anything to do with animals.
This project can be used for any grade level... love those kind of projects!

Great Imagination!!
Love the helicopter cat in this one.
Can you find the two invisible cats above? Hint: Only eyes and mouth show!

Like a graceful vase,
a cat, even when motionless,
Seems to flow. - George F. Will

When prints dried, cats where then out lined in Black marker.

The Smallest feline is a masterpiece. -
Leonardo da Vinci

Students then glued black paper to frame Masterpieces!