Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Drawing of lines

I know as art teachers we are creatures of habit.  And I know I'm not supposed to start with the study of line because it's what everyone else is doing, but if you don't start here then where do you start?

Anyone have any ideas?

Well I don't either, so we are starting with line projects in Art 1.  We looked at a couple of famous artists artists like Bridget Riley and Piet Mondrian, and some lesser known ones like John Franzen and Marcos Bernardes.  From there we created our own versions of their works and styles.  I am very happy with what they came up with.

Vinnie M. 


Savannah M.

Evie W.

Logan C.

Olivia S.


I hope you see the simplicity and yet ornate beauty of each of these designs.  I think they did a great job of using their styles but finding ways to make them their own as well.


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

New year, new students!

Well we are off and run with a new school year.  I always love the new year and the new opportunities that are presented to me and my students.

 For those of you that are checking out my blog for the first time, I would like to welcome you.  Here is where you can see what we are doing in the classroom and even spot some artwork that might come home with your child.  So please enjoy and I will try to update as often as I can.

Art 1 started off with a very open ended name tag project.  This is my chance to see their creativity and innovation.  Some are farther than others but hopefully by the end of the year they will all be amazing artists.

Dylan M.

Eli D.

Evelyn W.

Isaiah H.

Ellie P.







Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Last Day

So I don't know what has happened this semester, but time has just gotten away from me.  I think this is the first year in my career that I fell so far behind on everything I wanted to get done.

So I will apologize but this is going to be a long post while I recap a bunch of projects.  If you want more details on how to do a specific project or technique, leave me a comment and I will try to get back to you.

Emily A. - Recreate a story in a miniature sculpture

John S. - Recreate a story in a miniature sculpture


Morgan L. - Mixed Media Collage

Morgan L. - Chalk drawing
Micah A. - Erik Centeno scribble drawing

Paige Q. - Mixed media painting

Remington L.- Erik Centeno scribble drawing

Summer B. - Ceiling tile

Summer B. - Cardboard cutout

Austin F. - Watercolor painting in a silhouette

Brooke K. - Printmaking with a reduction process

Emily H. - Printmaking with a reduction process

Emily H. - Watercolor blending project

Emily H. - Animal/object mixed drawing

Jaikob D. - Animal/Object mixed drawing

Jaikob D. - Watercolor blending

Jaikob D. - Drawing

Jaymon L. - Painting for state art - 3rd place

Jaymon L. - Map drawing - old maps had to be turned into images

John S. - Watercolor blending

Logan G. - Mixing two images into one drawing

Madisyn V. - Watercolor painting in a silhouette

Madisyn V. - watercolor blending 

Madisyn V. - Scribble drawing

Mikayla R. - Map drawing

Mikayla R. - Watercolor blending

Mikayla R. - Scribble drawing

Will S. - Realistic drawing

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I'm sorry...

Wow, it has been a while since I have posted.  I wish I could say I have just been lazy, but I don't think I have had a moment to even think of an excuse like that.

So I am going to pull out a lazy card and do a recap of everything that each class has been doing.  I'll start with Art 2.  So we drew woven animals with sharpies, played with wire and plaster people, painted ceiling tiles and made collages.  We also created miniature sculptures that were based on books.

Bailey B. - Woven bear

Emily A. - Mini Cinderealla

John S. - Mini Game of Thrones

Morgan L. - Turtle collage

Paige Q. - Collage

Remington L. - Mini Alice in Wonderland

Sommer B. - Giraffe woven

Sommer B. - Giraffe ceiling tile

Sommer B. - wire and plaster dancer

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

What happens when you try...

As a teacher we always will have to wonder what we did different this year?  Why did I teach the exact same material, but this year I got better results.  Was it me?  Did I have more enthusiasm?  Did I explain something better than I thought I usually do?  Did I forget something last year?  Or do I just have better art students this year?

I would like to think that it is all me, and that I had something to do with the fact that we just produced some much better colored pencil drawings this year.  But...I think I just have an amazing group of students this year.  Of course I will still take the credit for these wonderful 6 x 6 drawings of layered color.


Annalicia B.

Kimi K.


Autumn J.

Grace S.