A fantastic Lesson from Pepperpaints Painting Like Dale Chihuly Chihuly is well know for his glass works but his paintings and his painting style is also impressive. Click the picture below to see a few google images of his paintings To mimic Chihuly’s style of painting we layered paint on to canvas through several steps. … Continue reading Painting like Dale Chihuly
Don’t cry over spilled paint
Let gravity do the work - Pendulum painting I remember playing with those plastic disks with the pencil holes in them. How precise and careful you had to be to exert the perfect amount of pressure to keep the cogs of the spirograph from skipping. Spirograph, drip, pendulum, pour... I've been trying to tie this type … Continue reading Don’t cry over spilled paint
Apple Crate to Monet Masterpiece
Monet Lily Ponds FINALLY, a use for the apple crates I gathered from the grocery! These have been stashed on the top shelf in the art room for a year!!! YAY!! I love Claude Monet. I love teaching students about him and his art work. I came up with the idea to paint a Monet … Continue reading Apple Crate to Monet Masterpiece
Would you like fries with that?
Texture, balance and variety were elements students concentrated on as they created this collage of a big sandwich! You may want to refer to Claes Oldenburg and go for a Pop Art theme on this lesson. Here is a link to some other Food artists, both modern and classic. You need: half a piece of … Continue reading Would you like fries with that?
I can't find them all, but I've been having fun making costumes for 17 years. I confess, buying them has become more frequent.
I like to make cakes. Once I find the pictures of all the Cub Scout and Birthday cakes... I'll post them.
Some photos I’m proud of!
Road Construction by the kids school Buddhist Temple in Escondido San Diego - Balboa Park Berry picking in Washington Mr. Chocolate himself The Getty in LA The train in Oceanside San Juan Capistrano -
Residency 2009: 3rd Grade Art Festival. Action Painting and Camera Obsura
Art projects with Kindergarten and 3rd grade. It was the year of the canvas... The kindergarten piece was gigantic, I put elmers in some acrylic and used a squirt bottle. It was fun to shoot paint at a canvas! after that, the Kindergarten filled in the spaces. The triptych was fun too. With the use … Continue reading Residency 2009: 3rd Grade Art Festival. Action Painting and Camera Obsura
Stitching in Second – embroidery samplers
Super Clever Mann Art Docents Anju, Hiro and Lisa did this fine project with their Second Grade class. Over a period of 2 weeks, the students created these stitch samplers. These are their first stitches! Embroidery Samplers A needlework sampler is a piece of embroidery produced as a demonstration or test of skill in needlework. … Continue reading Stitching in Second – embroidery samplers
Residency 2010: Kandinsky Bench & coat hanger
After learning about Kandinsky, the kids painted some bisque tiles and I tiled a bench. There were too many tiles, so I ended up making a hook board. Fun project. The prints that the kids made covered a complete wall when they were hung together! Good times.