Author Archives: Mrs. Girbino

Summer Symbaloo

Once again, many cool websites to make art without downloads (screenshot below) at

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Art Club 2015 Chalk Art (click for video)

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May/June News (video at end of post)

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All the art is down from the halls, the last firing of the kiln with the last of the fourth grade clay tiles is done, and I have been very busy doing an inventory of the last of the art … Continue reading

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March ( & April) Art News

In March, third grade artists completed watercolor pieces called “Inchies”. An “inchie” is art that is one inch square. Our artists did a grid of 70 “inches” using three watercolor techniques: wax (crayon) resist, tape resists, and salt “lifting”. We … Continue reading

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January/February Art News

Third grade art: We completed Zonkey Cartoons in January using acrylic paint. If you want to know what a Zonkey is, check out this video: (video from Art @ Apex HS, Ian Sands, instructor) Fourth grade art: In January, we … Continue reading

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What to Do When You Are at Home (Practice Art)

At LES, students do not need to do art homework, even on snow days! Yet, I have a great resource for my students who would like to work on drawing skills–it is a website that shows you how to draw … Continue reading

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First Semester Review

A lot of wonderful art has been made in fall/winter 2014! In my first semester newsletter, I summarized it all and am including a screenshot below…

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November/December Art News

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Third grade watched a video of contemporary artist, Wayne Thiebaud. Then, they used tempera paint to create a cake picture, including parallel lines in their cake slice. Fourth grade is wrapping up watercolor experiments. In one picture they used three … Continue reading

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October/November Art News

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In Third Grade, we completed two projects: clay pinch pots with faces, and “creature behind my door”. The creature drawings were hidden behind a tag board door design, utilizing small motor tracing and cutting skills. We worked on those in … Continue reading

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Welcome to Art 2014/15!

The school year is off to a cool start at Leighton Art with third graders learning how to draw “Ninja Eggs”, and 4th/5th graders creating “360 Degree Doodles” the first week of art classes! Then, we dove into our regular … Continue reading

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