Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Do you Gyotaku? My FIRST graders do!

Gyotaku (Japanese 魚拓, from gyo "fish" + taku "rubbing") is the traditional method of Japanese fish printing, dating from the mid-1800s. This form of nature printing may have been used by fishermen to record their catches, but has also become an artform on its own.

First graders are learning the art of GYOTAKU!  Check back again for their completed fish prints surrounded with warm/cool colors!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Fourth Graders will be visiting the High Museum on Friday

I am preparing my fourth graders this week on museum manners and etiquette while attending the Atlanta High Museum of Art!  Students will be going to see the "Go West" exhibition that is currently on display until April 13, 2014.  They are so excited and for many this is their for FIRST time to visit an art museum!

For information about the GO WEST exhibition, click the link below!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Warm weather this week in GEORGIA!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Laurel Burch inspired Symmetrical CATS- MEow

First Graders loved learning about symmetry and were inspired by artist, Laurel Burch while creating their  unique cats.  Students worked with many geometric shapes and patterns!  As you can see, they even
named their CATS!

Kindergarten CLAY Dinosaur Fossils

Monday, February 17, 2014

Fourth Grade Self-Portrait prints

Kindergarten Stamped Hearts

Kindergarten learned the "Heart" of symmetry and cut out their own hearts!  Yes, yes, they did!  I introduced Jim Dim's love of hearts, and his artwork and my students stamped until their hearts were content!

Blogging AGAIN!

Well, I am finally getting back in the groove and blogging in my classroom again!  Get ready for lots of new posts of artwork in the last year!  There is also a new look the Lake Forest Louvre blog!  JUST CREATE!