I hope you have had a nice February...and that March will be even better! I have been keeping up with my diet healthy eating lifestyle! My crazy friends somehow talked me into running a 5k at the beginning of April...so I've been walking with a tiny bit of running jogging thrown in...that is the reason I am giving for gaining back 3 pounds....muscle, right?!?! Anyway, when you see what the race is all about you will know why I agreed to it :) :) COLOR ME RAD!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here you can see size of golf ball. (from here)
During our last art class we learned about American artist, LeRoy Neiman. The kids and I loved looking at his brilliantly colored works of art. I love, love, love his use of texture and color. Color, color, color! Wow. We looked at his Big Cats collections and created our own Neiman inspired lion. I guided the drawing of the face, then the kids used pastels to make a colorful mane...we added a background page and sponge painted on more color for the mane, finally snipping cuts around the page for more texture. (I was inspired by this picture)
We enjoyed seeing Neiman's huge golf ball. We made our own golf ball sculptures using plastic practice golf balls....we rolled these in paint similar to a marble painting project. That made 2 works! The ball and the paper it was rolled on. (I used cereal boxes to roll the ball in)....I cut squares of florist foam so the kids could stick a golf tee in it and then glue on the ball (thanks, Dave, for the golf tees I found in your golf bag, heehee)
+torn building collages (idea here I always try to link to original source, but if I can't, I link to pin)
+ yarn medallions (idea here)(I want to make more of these myself)
Fun, fun! Thank You, Lord Jesus, for letting me teach these precious children and to enjoy them enjoying art! I am so blessed.
Isn't this the coziest ever??? Yes, it was a tight squeeze, but worth it :)
So my ladies' art night class is this Thursday! I am so excited!! I have 2 spots left! Email me if you want to come (if you come and bring a friend I will give you 50% OFF your own $25fee for bringing a friend) *class is now full*
saramincy @ gmail.com
Clay heart (idea from here) I am LOVING the sculpy clay pack I can get at Walmart for $5!
watercolor heart (idea)
marbled heart (idea) just like we did the Easter eggs
Abe Lincoln collage (we added the penny button- how perfect is that? Abe's face!)
We looked at photos of raccoons online and then I read them this book about Abraham Lincoln:
These kids are so cute. At one point when one of my precious 6 year old students was washing his hands, he looked around at my patchwork back splash and said, "this whole house is art!"
Another cute conversation started when I asked the kids what pet would they want if they could have any animal. One little boy told me he wanted a lion. When I asked him where it would sleep he said, in my brother's bed.
Leopard (Idea from here)
Hedgehog (idea from here) Balloon printing
Forgot to picture- white house drawings- used this imagefor step by step drawing.
Sewing...I went to Michaels and got round plastic disks made for sewing, plus blunt needles used for yarn
Moon sand...recipe here
I went a little crazy for the sewing project and used up the rest of the disks....