Welcome to our art room!!

I am Ms. Bandstra! These are some of the things we like to do in the art room.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It Is Clay Time!

Fresh out of the kiln.

3rd graders have been making these super cute trees. They start out as pointy pinch pots then they add the details. If you like these check out Mrs. Brouwer's cool trees! http://josettebrouwer.edublogs.org/2010/12/01/clay-projects-continue-2/

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Pot A Second Grader Built

My 2nd graders are making their own coil pots after I read them the book "The Pot that Juan Built". We also talked about the effect creating art can have on community and culture.

When a Bad Lesson Turns Good!

Last week I was trying to get my 3rd graders to make really complex color wheels. It was not going very well! I decided to abandon the wheels. But I still wanted them to play around with mixing colors and with Thanksgiving right around the corner. I decided to have them draw cartoon turkeys and make 6 feathers I only gave them yellow, red, blue black and white and asked them to make these rainbow turkeys. They had a blast and the turkeys turned out much better then the wheels. They mixed each color to create tints and shade then mixed all the colors to create the body.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Coil Pots

My 5th grade students make coil yarn bowls and these can be quite addicting. If your child wants to make more yarn bowls on their own you can get the coiling cord 1/4 inch.