Sunday, February 18, 2007

Elizabeth made a papier mache doll using a plastic bottle as armature. After she had painted it, she dressed it with fabric, added yarn hair, and a hat from our collection of "beautiful stuff."
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Gala masks

We have these unusual shapes of cardboard donated by the packaging company where my husband works. They make great gala masks using mixed media and "beautiful stuff" (anything that can be used to decorate).

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Construction plus!

Madison, a third grade student, started at the construction station to made this chapel. Then she chose kraft sticks to make a bride and groom, and yarn to make their clothing and the bride's purse. At the front of the chapel is an urn with flowers. Madison worked on this for several class periods, painting the chapel and adding accesories until she got it just right.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Non-objective Painting

Madison told me that she wasn't sure what she was painting, but I told her that it was a beautiful non-objective painting!
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3-D masks

Doesn't Taylor's mask remind you of a little old lady with her Easter hat on? She even has a black lace shawl.
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First grade students love to paint!

China is very proud of her flowers growing in the rain.
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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Some creative constructions

Santa and his reindeer- Madeline and Abeer

Man with a heart

Flower pot with flowers

Grace used some of the cut up "orphaned paintings" to decorate her flower pot with a collage. She decided that it needed flowers, so created her own out of tissue paper.

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Papier Mache` Masks

A group of our fourth and fifth grade students have enjoyed making papier mache` masks and dolls. These are just two of many.

Ruby used finger weaving for

Meghan's mask

Another Station

Posted by PicasaThe construction station, where students create three-dimensional sculptures out of found objects, is one of our most popular stations.