Monday, August 31, 2009

Dancing Giraffes and Florentine Reliefs

This week in first and second grade we made dancing giraffes. It was based on the great book "Giraffes Don't Dance." The students did a great job following directions and making their giraffes dance.

In grades third through eighth we did Florentine reliefs to mimic the style of work that Ghiberti practiced when he made the "Gates of Paradise" doors on the Florence, Italy baptistry. Now he used gold and we used foil but the effect was fun and impressive.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Welcome Back

After a great summer it was nice to get back to doing art with my favorite students. Since it was the first day of school I did an easy project to leave time for rules and such. The students made story quilts that told of their summer vacation. It was a good way for them to get to tell where they went or what they saw. I'm including some of my favorites.

I'll see you next week!