Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Wonderful World of Walter Anderson

Snails and Crabs and Gators, oh my!
Take a peek at these wonderful watercolor paintings in the style of Walter Anderson, from right here in the South. Anderson was born in New Orleans and lived in Coastal Mississippi making beautiful paintings of all sorts of animals and marsh life.
Kindergarteners and 1st graders grade drew snails, used permanent marker to trace over and filled in with fantastic watercolor. 2nd and 3rd graders used the same method to create blue crabs and 4th and 5th grade made some really gory gators!

Snails by Kindergarten and First Graders

We also listened to a wonderful song while on the link to hear it!

Crabs by Second and Third graders

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

Hi Friends!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas Break. I'm looking forward to our second semester of making beautiful art. I have some fantastic lessons planned for the upcoming months, with the kids' (and my) favorite medium, PAINT!
We're going to make some beautiful Walter Anderson watercolor sea creatures, Giacometti's  foil sculptures, Symmertrical snowflake ballerinas, Andy Warhol self portraits, and some yummy cakes in the style of Wayne Thiebaud.
Get your refrigerator doors cleared off...we have some great pieces of art headed your way!
Speaking of clearing out,please remember I never turn away donations! If you have left over aluminum foil, coke rewards codes, any construction paper, liquid glue, and basically, anything that looks like it belongs in an art room, I'll take it!
Thanks for always supporting art in education,