Mother's Day

A quick post to show a couple of Mother's Day projects coming home this weekend.

Terra cotta pinch pots with added texture and beads for the handle.

The beginnings of our field of poppies for our Basic plus class.

Painted Lines

I'm teaching this lesson in two different ways for NSE and PKE. At PKE I'm teaching it as "princess and the pea". Every line represents the mattress with a princess or prince at the top. NSE is creating the pictures below as a much more standard line design approach. I wanted to compare and experience the process at the same time instead of reflecting in a year how one approach compared to the other.

March is Reading Month challenge

Love, LOVE love to paint.  Thought I'd take on the Classroom door decorating challenge with the super hero theme.


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.

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!

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.