Monday, February 16, 2015

A Poem inspired by a Kindergartener

Don't Eat the Crayons!
By: Rachel Dillon

I love to teach art,
art class is so fun,
Except when art parts
became food for one.

“Don’t eat the crayons!”
I told Zack, on Monday.
With crayon in his teeth he told me, “OK.”

“Don’t eat your eraser,”
I told Zack on Tuesday.
He swallowed real hard and then asked to go play.

“Don’t lick the blue paint,”
I screeched on Wednesday.
Paint dripped down his chin which he then wiped away.

“Don’t taste the pastels,”
I begged Zack on Thursday.
He spat out three pieces much to my dismay.

Friday came along
and I was scared to teach art
I walked into class
slowly pushing my cart

And there at a table
sat Zack with a smile.
He gave me a paper
he pulled from a file.

It said, “To my favorite art teacher,
Art stuff tastes like gruel.
I’d rather make art,
cuz art is so cool.”

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Watercolor Resistance Art Lesson

It has been a while since I entered content on my blog. Crazy busy has sucked my time away. Here is a fun project that I found on Pinterest, of course, and have recreated several times with a variety of elementary school students.

I've attached a power point of the creation of this art lesson that lists Art Fundamentals covered and explained, like:

·    Perspective – What we can see and what we don’t

·    Resistance Watercolor Piece – How water rolls off substances like wax from a crayon.

·    Rule of Three – using three to create a visual balance

·    Variation of Shape and Horizon Line