Friday, April 13, 2018

Circus Animals

Waitsfield students have had the Pure Joy of learning circus skills with Troy Wunderlee for the past week.  For our final performance, many students joined the show by pretending to be a circus animal.

These circus illustrations were inspired by Brian Wildsmith's illustrations in his book "Circus."  We used solid tempera sticks, a brand new medium for artists grades 1-4. 







Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Adventure Ship Scratch Boards inspired by Paul Klee




First and second grade artists looked at Paul Klee's painting of the "Adventure Ship." We made our own scratch boards with a think layer of construction paper crayons covered with two coats of black tempera paints.  Then we scratched our original "Adevnture Ships" onto the scratch boards. 

Click through the images above to see Paul Klee's original painting.

Penguin Problems

Penguin Problems by Lane Smith 


Kindergarten artists made collage penguins then played together to create a "moveable collage" of Antarctica. I love the book "Penguin Problems" because it shares a message of mindfulness and gratitude in a very entertaining way.

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Famous Paintings by Rivera and Gauguin Group Project

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Pizza Day!

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