Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Native American Pictographs

Second grade students used beans to create mosaics inspired by Native American Pictographs.  








Totem Poles

The Kindergarten team hosted a "Feast" before the student's left for Thanksgiving break last year.  For decorations, the Kindergarten teachers asked me to make totem poles with the students.  We used recycled jugs and cardboard to create the totem poles.  Each class made their own totem pole.  I pulled students in small groups to paint the jugs and cardboard.  While students were waiting for their turn to paint, they did crayon drawings of totem poles.  Check out our art below! 

















Thursday, December 6, 2012

Art Ed Blog of the Year

Head on over to the Art of Education blog!  They are having open nomintations for the 2nd annual Art Ed Blog of the Year! Also, if you don't already follow Jessica, her blog is a must for art educators!!  She has so many great ideas! 



Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Lady Liberty

First grade students learned about the artist Peter Max and his work with American Symbols.  They mixed the 3 primary colors together to create colorful background papers.  They used black oil pastel to draw the Statue of Liberty.  Check out Lady Liberty's portraits' below! 










Sunday, December 2, 2012

Temporary solution to storage issues

Hello again fellow bloggers!

Thank you for helpful comments!  I found 2 different solutions: 1. Delete old photos in picasa web albums.  2. Join google+.  (Supposedly, joining will giving you increased storage space..I haven't quite gotten that far yet).  

I looked into my storage space on Picasa and decided to delete a few old albums.  That helped free up some storage for new photos.  This is just a temporary fix, but it works for now!  I'm still not sure what to do about the future issues I will probably/definitely encounter. Also, I don't know about you, but google+ just confuses me.  So for now, I joined google+ but I don't understand how to use it.  Is it a hybrid of Facebook/twitter?  

If you want to check on your storage space with Picasa Web Albums, log in to picasa and scroll to the bottom of the page.  Something like this...

You are currently using 790 MB (77.23%) of your 1024 MB. Upgrade Storage

....will show up to tell you how much space you're currently using.

Hope this helps!  Thanks for the feedback & happy blogging!

-Katherine. 

Seascapes & Sailboats

Third grade students learned about Seascapes, and the Warm & Cool colors through this project.  They had to identify the background, middle ground and foreground.  Various art techniques were used to create these masterpieces as well!  








Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Out of picture storage?

Hello fellow blogger friends!

This evening, I was trying to upload some more pictures when suddenly an error message pops up!!!

"Whoops, you've seemed to have used all of your free storage space.  To purchase more, go to Google+."  

As you probably know, pictures are stored via Picasa.  Somehow I've used my free 1GB of space.  I didn't even know that was possible, but apparently it is.  So now what?  Has anyone else run into this problem?   Is this a real thing, or just a scam?  What should I do?! I don't really want to "buy" more storage. That seems silly.  What's an art teacher to do?  I just want to share my student's work on a teacher salary budget.

Comments are welcome!  Thanks in advance!

-Katherine