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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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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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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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February Art News

3rd Grade is wrapping up their Picasso/Guitar/Weaving unit, and do they love to be guitar heroes! You can see the Picasso video on my site, as well as the weaving video. It is always good to practice art skills at … Continue reading

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Talking About Artwork

I found this great article that sums up how we talk about art at school. Making art is a PROCESS, and we usually start with sketches or brainstorming before we move on to “final art.” Even then, I am going … Continue reading

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Summer Symbaloo

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

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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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Summer Symbaloo

Once again, many cool websites to make art without downloads (screenshot below) at http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/elementary-upartwebmix May News: Third and fourth grade students used “perspective” to complete colored pencil drawings (“Magic Boxes” in third grade and “Cityscapes” in fourth grade). Perspective drawing … Continue reading

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Color Resource

We have been talking about Cubist art in 4th grade and mixing secondary colors from primary colors, plus learning about tints and shades. Here is the interactive color wheel that explains it all. And for those of you with Smart … 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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