For one of our first projects I decided to do drip paintings. Second through Forth grade studied and learned about the works of Jackson Pollack, an Abstract Expressionist artist. We used the marble technique to roll different layers of colors onto the paper. These were a lot of fun and the kids were excited about doing this.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
I have held summer art camps at my school now for nine years. I really enjoy the chance to work with kids for an extended time and not the usual 50 minute blocks once a week. The campers ages range from 6-11 years, with 28 participants. It is a 30 hour camp, M-F 9-3. I have a good friend who happens to be the PE Coach at my school and she assists with the camp. At times we split the campers and half will work on their art while the other half gets some movement or games. This year we had a recycle theme for the camp. The projects really turned out pretty great. I think the best part was having the kids write their artist statements. Here are some samples of some of the art pieces they created.