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5th Grade Self-Portraits

This is one of my favorite projects to do with 5th Grade. A lot of hard work goes into these. We learn about proportion on day 1 and create a realistic looking human portrait. We discuss cartooning vs. realism. On … Continue reading

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1st Grade Halloween fun!

So not only are these cute and fun to wear, but they required visual measuring and learning an “accordion fold”. What cute little spiders!

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3rd Grade “Mini-Matisses”

In 2nd Grade we learned about Henri Matisse and his paper cut-outs. This year we learned about his still life paintings, and interiors. We identified organic shapes, pattern, and his use of bright colors. We used his painting “goldfish” as … Continue reading

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1st Grade Color Exploration

Painting with young children, while a bit messy, is also quite magical. Hearing their enthusiasm and excitement when they discover new colors, seeing the pride on their faces- it makes all of the set-up and clean up totally worth it! … Continue reading

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4th and 5th Grade Art Club

Today was our fist day of Art Club! We had a great time exploring the concept of “drawing with wire”, along with learning about the challenges and possibilities of working in this medium. Here are some photos of our Art … Continue reading

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3rd Grade “Line Families” compositions

This is such a great project for the beginning of the year. I adapted it from a lesson in “Drawing with Children” by Mona Brooks. Each student is given the same set of instructions, yet the variety that is possible … Continue reading

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4th Grade Tikis

We may be back in school, but technically, it’s still summer! We looked at examples of tikis before composing our own. Students focused on pattern, focal points, and areas of rest. We used crayon and then coated drawings in black … Continue reading

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2nd Grade Self-portraits

This was a fun way to start out our school year! 2nd graders created mini self-portraits, mini masterpieces, and wrote what they liked about art! They look adorable in our front entry.

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3rd grade- Painting with Matisse!

Our first day of Matisse painting unit. What fun! Stay tuned for more… Watch us paint!

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Welcome to Willowbrook Art!

I am looking forward to another great year learning, exploring, and creating with you!

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