Author Archives: Mrs. Girbino

What To Do This Summer? Make Art!

Once again, many cool websites to make art without downloads (screenshot below) at http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/elementary-upartwebmix

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Dense Doodle Mania: 3rd Grade

Third grade students ended the year with three separate drawings based on the coloring book art of Peter Deligdisch. We watched several videos of Peter drawing his detailed coloring book art, including great exercises to overcome artist’s block (even I … Continue reading

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Art Club Props a Hit at Miller Musical

The theme was “patriotic” and Leighton Art Club was tasked with painting historical landmarks for the Miller Musical, under the direction of Ms. Jones. The musical was a giant hit, and shown above are just two of the beautiful pictures … Continue reading

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Genius Hour: Fifth Grade

What is “Genius Hour”? Well, the concept is based on the Google corporate principle of letting their employees investigate their own interests 20% of work time. In Art, students could choose an art-based “Big Question” to explore, such as “How … Continue reading

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Global Day of Design: Fourth Grade

Students have been working on a collaborative project based on the Global Day of Design,with the goal of creating/designing/building. Students worked on their projects in both Media and Art, in one of three categories: rollercoasters, mini-golf course, or board games. … Continue reading

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Annual Art Show

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The first five pictures are from the high school (plus the altered book sculpture). The rest are all LES, grades third, fourth, and fifth!

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Graphic Novels

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Fifth graders learned about literary tone (Common Core Language Arts), and applied a tone to either an existing story, or their own. It took me awhile to photograph these, but it was worth the wait!                         … Continue reading

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Drawing Hands (Sketchbook)

DrawingHands from L. Girbino on Vimeo.

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Where To Buy Art Supplies

This comes up a lot, which makes me very happy! I get almost all of my supplies from Blick (also known as Utrecht). The closest store is on Coventry in Cleveland Heights, but they have a great online store with … Continue reading

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3rd Grade: Drawing A face

Note: this video does not have sound–https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfosxuah1uk 1) Draw an oval first 2) Divide the oval in half vertically and horizontally. 3) Your eyes go on the middle line. One eye width in between your eyes, one eye width on … Continue reading

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