Before the winter break started I read Owl Moon to my second graders. It was a great opportunity to integrate and discuss describing words and phrases and how we should apply that to our art as well.
So we drew out our cute little snowy owls on paper and then painted the background and the branch and the eyes. When they came back the next time, I had come across a “pinteresting” pin about adding glue to shaving cream and painting with it. So we decided to try that little experiment since we wanted our owls to look fluffy. They turned out so cute! Here are a few pics of them. 🙂
I didn’t get to do the shaving cream paint with all of the classes so some of them finished with oil pastels. I love them all!
I’ve been working with Art to Remember for four or five years to help raise money for my art program. They have some new products this year that I’m pretty excited about, like the iPhone cases and the little ceramic trays.
I’m posting an example of the project each grade is doing as we do them.
Kindergarten will be making handprint peacocks
First graders are making owls.
Second graders will be making cute little umbrella color wheels.
Third grade will be doing warm/cool trees.
Fourth will be creating Charlotte skyline cityscapes with a rainbow sky.
Fifth grade will be showing school spirit with a bullpup paw print filled with zen tangles.
I will be updating with pictures as we complete the projects throughout the year so check back often.
So it begins, the annual march to make some extra money for my classroom. The actual fundraising will not start until Spring but the making of the artwork starts NOW! 🙂 I’m spreading it out this year in an attempt to not be quite so harried about it. First grade is going first and are working on their owl pictures. These turned out amazing last year and I had so many compliments from parents and staff that I thought it would make a great choice.
Check out some of the works in progress!
4th grade Zentangle Owls