First group of 3rd graders to finish their “ I AM” self portraits. This project was inspired by @cassie_stephenz and #artwithmrs .filmore (Pinterest). Students used @artwithmrs.e portrait drawing guides. I’m so happy with how they turned out!
Day 1: fill black background with positive “ I AM” statements. Day 2: go over how to draw a face and proportions. Draw 4 sketches trying out different style features before choosing favorite. Sharpie on colored card stock. Day 3: cut out selfie, trace in white copy paper & cut out. Place white copy paper on background use chalk on edges and smear out. Add chalk to edges and smear in. Use foam pop up stickers to attach portrait to the background. #thirdgradeart#selfportrait
Rainbow crayons are always a hit with my students! I give these out as rewards every so often. They're a great way to recycle old crayons and are virtually free!
There's a post about these (search rainbow crayons) on my blog..
But here's the basic rundown -
1. Peel crayons. 2. Sort by warm and cool colors. 3. Snap crayons into smaller pieces and put in silicone cupcake molds. 4. Set oven to 275 degrees. 5. "Bake" for 11-13 minutes (or until crayons are completely melted). **DO NOT OVERHEAT! If you leave them in too long the the colors tend to completely blend. **ALSO I wouldn't recommend doing this with kids around. The fumes may be troublesome.
Acrylic Ribs. Acrylic pour & stencil on canvas. 2019.
This piece was so relaxing. To be calm and steady to cut the details for the stencil was my favorite part of this piece.
Acrylic pours should be explored! They are unpredictable, forcing you to take a step back and let art be art. The stencil brought back little control, but compared to its background it falls into only one simple piece of emphasis. This drags your eyes inward toward the background.
Keep creating guys.
In @charlenecollinsfreemanart’s 9-12 year old artists class, we learned about Vincent van Gogh and two of his most famous paintings, Sunflowers and Starry Night. Then the young artists painted their own interpretation of these paintings, using heavy paint and obvious brushstrokes, just like Vincent did. We love all their interpretations! Scroll through for a glimpse!
In my 9-12 year old artists class, we learned about Vincent van Gogh and two of his most famous paintings, Sunflowers and Starry Night. Then the young artists painted their own interpretation of these paintings, using heavy paint and obvious brushstrokes, just like Vincent did. I love all their interpretations! Scroll through for a glimpse!