Thursday, November 29, 2012

Day 10 Sunflowers in the Living World

Students studied the life cycle of the sunflower with the classroom teachers. To conclude our residency we decided to add sunflowers to our banner of the living world.

Monday, November 19, 2012

What's In A Face?

Step by step, students learn how to make a likeness of themselves using basic shapes and color papers, some painted in earlier classes. Each portrait turned out as individual and unique as they are.

Special Guest Alfre Woodard

Film, stage and television actress Alfre Woodard made a guest appearance at Savoy Elementary school. Ms. Woodard is a member of Obama's President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities, in conjunction with the Department of Education, that aims to prove that failing schools can reverse it's course through the arts. Savoy is one of eight Turnaround Arts schools around the nation. 

Day 8 Self Portraits

In this 8th session, 3rd grade students learned how to make self portaits using basic shapes, They created clothes using the paste papers they painted in earlier sessions.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Day 7 Illustrating Haiku's

5.7.5. After writing the Haiku's, students illustrated them using crayon or cut paper.

Haiku and Flag Books

My other third grade class wrote their Haiku's in their Flag Books.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Day 6 Learning Haiku

Students worked in pairs identifying syllables in selected Haiku poems and later wrote their own based on a favorite season.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Day 5 - Creating Flag Books

Students learned how to fold and create artist's Flag Books.

Another class made Flag Books of
their animal found in the Living World.
One of the finished books incorporating collage and found objects.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Day 4 Painting with salt and plastic

Students created wonderful textural affects using watercolor along with salt and plastic wrap. These papers will be cut up later and used in collage projects.

Friday, November 2, 2012

A Great Partnership

Third grade teacher from Savoy Elementary, Ms. Odom and I pose with  some of the accordion books her students made during my residency with her students through the Kennedy Center.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Day 3 Savoy Bookmaking

Students at Savoy learned how to make an accordion book using texture, shape, color and line. They began by tracing leaf shapes from the paste papers they painted in the last session.