Author Archives: Mrs. Girbino

Picasso’s Guitar

“I have seen what no man has seen before. When Pablo Picasso, leaving aside painting for a moment, was constructing this immense guitar out of sheet metal… Some witnesses, already shocked by the things that they saw covering the walls, … Continue reading

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Laying Out Graphic Novels

Here is a link to making layout templates online, then you can print them out for practice!

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Photoshop: Monsters, Inc.

I created this tutorial using Snapguide: Check out How to Make a Monster in Photoshop by Lois Girbino on Snapguide.

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Animations

Here are several creative animations fifth graders made in Art: Movie by: Charlie & Matt from L. Girbino on Vimeo. Brian & Vikas' Movie from L. Girbino on Vimeo.

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Fifth Grade Sculptures

In this choice-based lesson, students created sculptures. Some of the video is sideways. 5thSculptures from L. Girbino on Vimeo.

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Drawing a Radial Design

In fourth grade art, we have been printing radially (around a center point), with linoleum blocks. Now, students get to draw radially. Radial Art from L. Girbino on Vimeo.

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How to Carve a Linoleum Block

Fourth graders are learning how to print, and the video tutorial on how to carve a block safely is below. Carving Linoleum Blocks from L. Girbino on Vimeo.

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Late Oct./Nov. News (5th)

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Fifth grade is wrapping up their big Graphic Design Challenge that started with sketchnoting. Then, they had their choice of designing an app logo, a poster for their favorite book, a smartphone case, or a skateboard deck:               … Continue reading

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Late Oct./Nov. News (4th)

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Fourth grade artists are wrapping up their abstract paintings using value:           

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Late Oct./Nov. News (3rd)

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Third Grade Art: Our Tiki Masks are done & going home! (Next up–painting!)

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