Friday, February 17, 2017

LOVE

How cool are these?
I love working with classroom teachers and Kristi brought this idea to me. Students painted in art then added craypas and cut letters in their class.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Intern Betty!

Last fall I was so lucky, again, to have a fabulous student intern. The time passed so quickly. As most of you who have had an intern can agree, an intern in the art room is a blessing.

Betty came from Eastern Michigan University and just graduated on Saturday. I am so proud of how hard she worked. She had such great insight into the students and came prepared with lots ideas, tools and powerpoints!  I think Betty beat me into work every day!  Thank you Betty for spending your time with Clarkston Schools. Lucky district that gets you! Comment if you have an art position in your district, (Michigan)
Betty sent this to me on Saturday after her graduation. She made one for North Sashabaw too. 
THANK YOU!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

More Christmas Cacti





A quick look at what our beautiful oops look like. Remember originally my plan was to make Christmas trees and then I thought nope, they look more like a cactus. A teacher shared that I could have made each student's art part of a branch for one large tree. Maybe next year.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Christmas Cactus


Honestly I thought this would make great Holiday trees but when I saw the shapes of the leaves/branches I immediately thought of Christmas Cactus. 
I used heavy paper and put green tempera mixed with 1/3rd water in the plastic container in the top picture. I usually do the lines for the kids and then they BLOW and blow.  We're going to add tissue flowers next week.
Stay tuned for more pics.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Safe Places

The stars aligned this fall with a great intern, Miss Forsleff from Eastern Michigan,  a deep dive study of our kids in trauma and lots of extra odds and ends.  Miss Forsleff designed a 3rd grade project based on a "safe place".  Students designed a place that they could go, play, read that is a dream spot.  LOTS of popsicle sticks, glue, rocks, yarn and moss.





Monday, September 26, 2016

A day in the Life


A day in the life of an elementary student.  I am enjoying the beginning of the school year and embracing the task of documenting the life at NSE.  I thought being the art teacher was the best job in the world but sneaking around classrooms, cafeterias and the playground with my camera has been so much fun.



Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Clay Fish


Help! everyone outta the water!!  

I just love Clay! This little guy will probably end up in a garden somewhere.  I put a hole on the bottom so a small rod can be inserted of various heights so it can swim among the flowers.