Thursday, April 3, 2014

5th Grade Mexican cacti!

5th graders thought about the vocab word genre and considered the multiple genres that are used in art history. We created out own still lifes with real cacti and drew them making sure to think about the art element of space and overlapping!  We utilized our blending skills and our talents with pattern and balance when designing our patterned pots. 













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  1. Ladies, this is too funny...my 4th graders are finishing up the exact same project. Great minds think alike!! Your kiddos did a FAB job on these, they are awesome.

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    1. I'm sure your kids cactuses look fabulous too! You probably put some really nifty spin on it though… :-)

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  2. I love your blog! I teach in your area an am thrilled to see art being taught. Beautiful!!!!

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    1. Thank you! It's always nice to hear that! We love our job and feel so blessed to get to work with kids.

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  3. These are so beautiful!! I love their use of pattern!

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    1. Thank you! We had a lot of fun with this!

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  4. How long did this lesson take?

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    1. I don't remember exactly how long it took... but most of our upper el. projects take at least 4 class periods of 50 min. each so about 2-3 weeks of classes.

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  6. Hi! I teach art in NC and am going to have October be the month that we highlight Mexican culture. I was wondering, did you just use sharpie for the outlines and then fill with watercolor paint? These are really lovely!

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    1. Yes Sonja! You guessed it! Thank you for your compliment and good luck! :)

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  7. You have some very talented artists, and I love the way this lesson looks. I am exactly about ready to go start my own example of this lesson. :)

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    1. Good luck! The kids loved this project and it was successful for all! I love that kind. :)

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  8. Love this project!! Did you use watercolor and sharpie for the entire project?

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  9. Love this project!! Did you use watercolor and sharpie for the entire project?

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