Lesson Plan Wednesday: Origami Village Dioramas

This week's Lesson Plan Wednesday is Origami Village Dioramas. I would suggest this project for 5th grade or older (my 5th graders do this). This is a lesson I modified from Blick Art Materials based on the supplies I have available in my classroom. I like this project a lot because it incorporates origami, sculpture,… Continue reading Lesson Plan Wednesday: Origami Village Dioramas

Lesson Plan Wednesday: Color Theory, Hot Air Balloons

This week's Lesson Plan Wednesday is Color Theory Hot Air Balloons. I would suggest this project for Kindergarten/1st graders (I prefer 1st). I've been doing this lesson for awhile (I **think** I saw something similar on artsonia years ago and was inspired for this lesson from it) and it is always positive. In my experience,… Continue reading Lesson Plan Wednesday: Color Theory, Hot Air Balloons

Soap Resist Creative Method

Later this month, I will be presenting at the Georgia Art Education Association Spring Conference. I am extremely excited to be teaching a new art method I learned about eighteen months ago from one of my graduate school cohort members. My bud claims that her undergraduate art professor taught the method to her. The method?… Continue reading Soap Resist Creative Method

Ceramic Baby Birds

I've really worked hard to provide a diverse and challenging set of lessons for my youngest students. There were some complaints that this was not the case last year (I was not their teacher either). . .So, it is doubly important to develop their creative abilities this year. Typically, I know a lot of us… Continue reading Ceramic Baby Birds

Day of the Dead Figures -Work In Progress

My 8th graders are creating Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) ceramic figurines. They have been through one kiln firing, and have been glazed. . .Now they await the final firing! I'm soo excited to see them finished. The kids have done an AMAZING job. I'll post the finished ones ASAP. . .But… Continue reading Day of the Dead Figures -Work In Progress