Archive for the 'Activities' Category


First Grade Robots

Posted on July 14th, 2016 · Posted in Activities, Blog

In each of my grade 1-6 art classes, I finished the year with easy mediums: broad-tip markers, crayons, or colored pencils. This facilitated end-of-year art room clean-up and more importantly, students who needed.. read more


Second Grade “Papier-Mâché” Decorative Vases

Posted on May 7th, 2016 · Posted in Activities, Blog

Searching for a three-dimensional art project, I stumbled upon the “Matisse Egg” detailed here.  My second grade students started the project by viewing the Matisse example, predicting how the results were accomplished,.. read more


Like the Teacher / Third Grade Crayon Engravings

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 · Posted in Activities, Blog

Students are not greater than their teacher. But the student who is fully trained will become like the teacher.  ~ Luke 6:40 Though I experienced dozens of Oregon State University instructors,.. read more


True Reflection Foam Print, Second Grade

Posted on March 12th, 2016 · Posted in Activities, Blog

To coordinate with the second grade’s unit on the printing press, I wanted to introduce students to the concept of block printing. I loved the project I found here, but was bothered by the lack.. read more


Second Grade Crayon “Batik” Heart Art

Posted on January 30th, 2016 · Posted in Activities, Blog

    Inspired by pop artist Jim Dine, my second graders enjoyed designing their own “heart art.” I found the idea for this project here, but learned a few nuggets.. read more

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Second Grade Oil Pastel Giraffes

Posted on December 26th, 2015 · Posted in Activities, Blog

While moving into the art room last August, I discovered large taupe-colored charcoal papers stacked at the bottom of a cupboard. Cut in half, they transformed into perfectly-sized giraffe backgrounds for my second grade.. read more