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Continual Line Drawing

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I am so loving these continual line drawings of owls that my 3rd graders are working on. It is so hard for some of them to let go of perfection. They look at me like I am absolutely nuts when I tell them they can’t pick up their marker until they are completely finished with the drawing. Luckily, there is a great, short video on the original site for this project. It can be found here: megduerksen.com

The drawing goes quickly but the coloring will take awhile. This also seems to be a great way to squeeze every last drop of ink out of the markers for the year. 🙂 

   
         

  

   
      

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Owl Moon Paintings

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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. 🙂

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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!

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Art to Remember 2013/14

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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.

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First graders are making owls.

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Second graders will be making cute little umbrella color wheels.

Third grade will be doing warm/cool trees.

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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.

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I will be updating with pictures as we complete the projects throughout the year so check back often.

Ready, Set, FUND RAISE!!!

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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!

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4th grade Zentangle Owls

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