Welcome to our art room!!

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

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

5th grade winter installation art

Installation art is described by Wikipedia as an artistic genre of 3-d works that are often site-specific and designed to transform the perception of a space  Wikipedia

My 5th graders are taking on the mission of transforming this cold snowy winter into something magical.   They are attempting to build an ice castle as installation art.  

We need tons of these
(we are using the little ones from the lunch room now. The 1/2 gallon ones will make our building bigger and faster.)

to make these

We also need a ton of food coloring

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Mouse Paint Color Mixing project

A friend of mine told me about the book "Mouse Paint" by Ellen Stoll Walsh. It is the perfect book to use to when teaching color mixing.

We drew our mice in a circle with a black crayon.

Then used red, yellow and blue paint to make our mice colorful.