Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Art rules RULE!

Art Room RULES!!!!!!

Have fun that's safe!
Appropriate art ONLY.
No screaming! Inside voices.
Keep paint to ourselves!- No painting your hands/bodies!
Keep hands/feet to ourselves!
Be respectful/ careful with materials!
Use respectful Language...no BAD WORDS!
Be careful with technology!
Quiet conversastions
No tapping paint brushes.
No running!
Sit on bottoms, hands in lap!
Don't leave classroom without permission!
Be Creative!
No pranks! be respectful!
Listen when others are talking, teacher and students!
No students in clay area.
Be safe with scissors.

Thursday, September 1, 2011


WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL! I hope everyone has had a wonderful and restful summer!

As you've noticed there are some changes that have taking place in the art room including...what is this?...a projector?...technology? CRAZY I know! We will keep these changes if we like them...and if not...we'll get rid of them!

This year we will continue to work with materials that are familiar to us but I plan to add materials that are new...Paper Mache anyone? We will also continue with our artists of the month but I am adding a new piece to it...drum roll please....Art Element of the month! OH BOY! This will be an opportunity for us to talk about the art elements and identify them more consistently.

hmmm...let me think...anything else new?.... Not off the top of my head, but I as we progress I will keep everyone updated on any changes, modifications.

TODAY...Working in your small groups discuss.. Is Art a Language? And What are the Similarities and Differences between art and English? Spanish? French? What if everyone communicated through Pictures rather than words? Imagine and describe life with Art as our main Language?

Monday, February 7, 2011


The Fremont Students LOVE CLAY! Students are currently working on a BUNCH of clay projects including pinch pots, dishes, coil pots, and sculptures.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Art Room Talk: The Best Game Ever!

A new game in the art room encourages students to collaborate with classmates to create a creative response to questions inspired by artists and art movements.

" Jackson Pollock was a renowned for his unconventional painting methods. He placed his canvas on the floor and dripped, poured and threw his paint at it, resulting in pictures that often remind viewers of childlike scribbles. Pollock's style of action painting is known as Abstract Expressionism."

Here's the question...What is the first work of art you remember creating? How did you make it?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Artist of the month update...

November's Artist was Gustav Stickley which inspired the students perspective drawings and paintings.

During December and January student's have learned about Jackson Pollock. They are currently working on a range of art using his painting techniques including dripping paint and making interesting marks with a variety of tools.