Art & Literacy: Dr. Seuss Fish

I love Dr. Seuss because he’s witty, creative, and fills the imagination with as many goofy illustrations as fanciful word plays and rhymes. To wrap up our three week session of Art & Literacy I introduced Dr. Suess through the first nine pages of “One...

Weaving with Recycled Paper

Earlier in the session my classes worked in teams to cover paper bags that I had cut open with tempera paint. We used rollers and brushes to cover every inch of the brown paper. This week I introduced chalk pastels and encouraged them to draw patterns and rub color...

The Five Senses: Hearing

The focus for our fifth and final sense in our Five Senses session was “hearing”. I love bridging sensory, science and art so we opened up the class by making string telephones decorated with handmade stickers. Each student was given a strip of mailing...

Self Portraits

Drawing self portraits was an incredible experience. You could almost see light bulbs turning on. The room was bright with energy and creativity. It was great to observe students who are usually drawn to sensory play push themselves with control and focus and follow a...

Collaboration Complete: Keepsake Book and Fall Leaves

Watching my students look through their art books is a magical experience. To see them recollect the projects and feel pride for their accomplishments is beyond rewarding. At the end of each week when the large collaborations were dry I spent time cutting them down so...