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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Fall Raccoon

Bari J. Designs

I found this adorable print from Bari J. Designs
I am using this as are artist of inspiration
She paints many different kinds of animals dressed Bohemian style.
They look like they are royal kings and queens adorned in nature. 

We watched this video about Raccoons...

More about how to make a paper cardinal here...
Add natural fall objects around and coming out of the 
Raccoon's head. 
Draw them with pencil first lightly. Outline with black marker. 
Color in with regular and

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


We watched videos on YouTube about owls. 
See them here...



Then we looked at real images of owls on google pictures. 
We sketched out our owls together step by step (teacher led). 
After this, students were encouraged to draw it again using their own ideas and imaginations while looking at a slideshow of real owls. 

Begin by selecting a piece of neutral paper. 
Draw the owl very lightly on the paper, filling up the space. 

 Always draw light until you  know it's right, then go darker with a marker. 
This subtracts from frustration and adds emphasis to what's good. 
Get this poster here at my TeacherPayTeacher store. 

We used a circle tracer to select the right size for the eyes. Use orange or yellow paper, trace circles and cut out 2 circle eyes. 

Glue them on top of the eyes you drew with pencil. 
Use a black marker to make your details darker. 
Add texture and detail to your drawing. 

 I love construction paper crayons!!
They are designed to show up well on darker colored paper. 
Use these crayons to add bright color to the details of your owl. 
Cut out your owl and glue it down to a larger night color paper;
Black, blue, purple or grey. 
More glue does not equal better hold! Use dots around edges of owl then stick it down. 

Get this poster here at my TeacherPayTeacher store!

Use a black marker to add a limb for your owl to stand on. 
You can also draw leaves coming off the limb. You can draw a moon, birds or whatever your imagination leads you to.

Use construction paper crayons again to add to the background! be careful not to cover up your black lines. These crayons are good at covering up that stuff. 
You are done! 

See another version of drawing owls here that I did year ago for elementary. 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

I'M Possible Banner

Our school theme here at Krahn Elementary is 
"I'M Possible!"
We are going to create a banner that uses the contrast of color against 
black ad white. The colored pieces will stand out as the words in the banner. 

These are some of the pieces before the banner was put together. 
Cream of the Crop here...

Gonzolez's Class-5th grade
Maisy, Austyn, Brittney,
Muhammad, Jacob, Manuel,
Isabella, Kenut, Kambry,
Israel, Heila & Danitza

 Maddox's class -5th grade
Hailey, Jasmine, Saniyah,
Maci, Julia, David,
Aundres, Dalton & Bryan

Mrs. Meleski- 4th grade
Hailey, r.c., Shelby,
Grant, Addison, Angaline,
Jamilah, Jayden & Kelci.

Mrs. Thomas- Kindergarten
Alyssa, Caleb, Shelby & Tatum

Mrs. Burke's Class- 3rd grade
Kenneth, Nicholas,
 Maddison, Peyton,
Tunis & molly.

This Banner is from 2014-2015
You can see how when the colored pieces sit against the black and white pieces
the words begin to appear. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Impossible Creatures

Our theme for the school year is
"I'M Possible"

Students are to think of an animal they can create that is impossible. 
They can combine parts of other animals or make up their own creature. 

Begin lightly with pencil...
 Outline with black marker to help emphasize lines.
 Add details, texture or areas of darkness with a grey marker. 

Student Examples

Vivian, a kindergarten following directions and being creative

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Warm Plateaus

This project is using a method of crayon resist that I use often with my 
Elementary Art students. 
Here, the plateaus, plants, rainbow and stars are done with non-washable crayon.
The sky is painted with water tempera cakes.
We are using the SouthWest paintings from 
Candy Barr as inspiration.

See also work of Ed Mel here...
Surrounding storm
 Image result for ed mel desert landscape

Things students will learn for this project:

What are NEUTRAL colors?
What is a PLATEAU?
BUTTE (small), MESA (medium), 

Learn about LANDFORMS...


I have done a complete unit with multiple grades on the subject of 
Hot Air Balloons. 
See here...

Color all OBJECTS (plateaus, stars, balloons, rainbows, or details)
Hard with CRAYONS
Leave the SKY blank and white for the later absorbance of Water Paint. 
Where there is CRAYON, the paper will RESIST the PAINT. 

2nd graders working towards painting...

 Sky Painted, stars appear!

Needs more?
Add clouds.