Category Archives: Tutorials

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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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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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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A Little Scratch Programming Test

Thanks Mrs. Gagel for this news: “One week from today is Computer Science Education Week. No, computer programming skills are not on the test, but kids who use computer programming skills are using problem solving skills…By teaching some of the … Continue reading

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Summer Symbaloo, Resources & May/June News

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Once again, many cool websites to make art without downloads (screenshot below) at http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/elementary-upartwebmix Art supplies, like we use at Leighton–> http://www.dickblick.com/ News from May/June: 3rd Grade is completing their 1-point perspective project, “Magic Boxes”(see below). 4th Grade completed their … Continue reading

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New Video for 5th Grade Ink Project

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Value Scale Tutorial for 4th

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