Friday, February 17, 2017

2017 TAF Art Show!

Every year, the Tippecanoe Arts Federation invites schools from Tippecanoe and surrounding counties to participate in their annual Youth Art Month student art exhibit! It's a very fun show; I worked alongside many other area art teachers in grades K-8 last night to hang the show. TAF has a great gallery space  and accepts 2D and 3D art for the show. Tonight is the opening reception! Below are 12 submissions from CES. If you are in Lafayette between now and March 24, I encourage you to check out the exhibit. TAF's gallery hours are M-F 9-5.

Kindergarten:


1st Grade:


2nd Grade:


3rd Grade:



4th Grade:



5th Grade:



6th Grade:



Friday, February 10, 2017

Junior Primary Heart Boxes

My school has a Junior Primary class, for remediation for students who completed Kindergarten, but aren't ready for 1st Grade yet. It's a small class (8 students!), so I can accomplish a lot with them. This week, they completed heart boxes. The bottom and the lid are a slab cut out with a cookie cutter. For the sides, we rolled a long slab, and traced the edges of a 12-inch ruler to make a long skinny slab the size and shape of the rectangular ruler. The diameter of the heart cutter turned out to be exactly 12 inches!

With this class, the lesson went smoothly with 8 6-year-olds. But, if you were to try it with a larger class of 20 or 30 students, I would recommend teaching it to older students; perhaps 3rd or 4th grade.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February "Artist of the Month" Awards

I am excited to have some beautiful art on my bulletin board for this month! I was worried I would be short a few pieces, after making selections for a few art shows and contests whose deadlines are this month....but I still had plenty of stellar pieces for school awards, after picking the best ones for art shows! Stay tuned for some incredible art heading to Indianapolis and Lafayette for Youth Art Month exhibits soon!

Kindergarten:

1st Grade:

2nd Grade:

3rd Grade:

4th Grade:

5th Grade:

6th Grade: