The owls are coming!
Ceramic Skull tiles for day of the dead
Creating Pirate Treasure Maps!
Works in progress: Dragon's Eyes
A study of shape, value, and color. The lesson requires two drawings, the first in black/white and the second in full color.
Alexander Calder's Circus aka "sandy's Circus" projects
As part of a STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, Math) curriculum I am developing, 7th graders work in groups to build a scene from the circus using various materials. Students design, build, and demonstrate their scene as they draw influence from Calder's famous wire circus from the 1920's. Check out the clip below. In addition, parents can view their child's scene at the coming art show by scanning a QR code and viewing the recording on their smartphones!
Check out student creations! All designed, and constructed by random items found at the materials table.
Classical Portraits with a whimsical twist.
Here are a few beautiful rough drafts. Students are encouraged to use an image of their family pet within the guidelines of a classical portrait.
Wayne Thiebaud Cake Sculptures
7th Grade classes are constructing large scale, Wayne Thiebaud inspired cake sculptures. Materials involved in this project are: recycled cardboard, plaster cloth, paint, hot glue, and modeling paste. See the stages of progress below...