Posted in July 2012

Coral Reef

Coral Reef

My Year 3 class were inspired by the colourful work of the artist Ken Done to create some fabulous artworks of a coral reef. These do take a while to complete so I would suggest using paper no larger than A3! We worked in oil pastel, and started off by drawing some very simple fish … Continue reading

Loopy Lines

Loopy Lines

I have seen so many different versions of this idea, and have used it myself in a myriad of ways. I’m not sure where it originates from, although I have seen the basic idea behind it in ‘The Rainy Day Book’ by Jane Bull. Here’s a few examples of what I’ve done with it… Start … Continue reading

Digital Owls

Digital Owls

Still on the owl theme, I also found these gorgeous gems created by my Year 3 class. We were reading ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark’ by Jill Tomlinson, hence the numerous owl works! These were just created using a simple drawing program on the computer. SO great for mouse control skills and … Continue reading

Hoot!

Hoot!

Writing up the owl post yesterday reminded me of some other owl art projects I have done with students, so I went rummaging in my box! This one was with a Year 3 class and was an absolute hoot! (Sorry, bad pun!) It was lots of fun though, and the students LOVED making mess on their … Continue reading

Little Owls

Little Owls

Inspired by the success of the bird drawings, Meg spotted an owl on her pyjamas… and there was the next art project inspiration! Using the directed drawing techniques again, and working on paper with a permanent marker, we drew an oval for a body, triangles for ears and beak, circles for eyes, a rainbow arc … Continue reading

So Tweet!

So Tweet!

I love birds! We have some on our hallway table (not real ones!) which were the inspiration behind this little art project! Meg is just at the stage of loving directed line drawing, so we grabbed some art paper and a sharpie marker and got busy! We drew a ‘U’ shape first, connected it at … Continue reading

Mini Monets

Mini Monets

This was an idea I got from my beautiful friend Debs, who got it from another lovely friend, Judy, who got it from… somewhere! Thanks to whoever came up with it! It is so incredibly simple, great for teaching colour theory and the results are amazing! After looking at some of Monet’s paintings of the Garden at Giverny, … Continue reading

Kandinsky Circles Class Project

Kandinsky Circles Class Project

Heading into my daughter’s kindergarten classroom to create a whole class artwork for  a school fundraising auction was one of those magical affirming moments. I love teaching. I especially love art lessons! The happiness that comes from watching little fingers making and creating artworks is just too wonderful not to share! There are an enormous amount … Continue reading

Hello World!

Hello World!

Me? Blogging? Even I’m surprised! Am hoping to throw all of my art project ideas that I’ve accumulated over the years out to the universe and see what happens! So to all of you who pop in and out from time to time, may you always find something that inspires you! Here’s to happy little … Continue reading