Tuesday, December 18, 2018

My Color Wheel

The best part about teaching kindergarten is experiencing the magic of art like it's the first time again.    Nothing beats mixing colors as far as magic goes!  Check out our color wheels!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Webster Kindergarten Center

Art class is a place of discovery and learning at the Webster Kindergarten Center.  All students are developing experience with watercolor painting techniques, gluing techniques, drawing techniques, cutting techniques and more!  These students are using watercolors for the first time - it's so exciting!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Mo's Gallery

Jack and Ty Peterson found their art at Mo's Gallery, have you?  The exhibit is at the Delta Plaza now until May 29th.  Don't miss it!

Friday, May 18, 2018

A Visit to the Bonifas

Webster 2nd graders had the amazing opportunity to visit the Bonifas Arts Center and view the Manoogian Exhibit.  They learned gallery etiquette, they learned about realism and impressionism, and they noticed painting details that can only be experienced from a first-hand visit to a gallery or museum.  This was a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see world-class art in our own town.  This field trip was made possible by the Webster PTO, who paid for our transportation.  I 'd also like to thank the Webster teachers and support staff who had to rearrange lunches and schedules to make it happen.  Lastly, I'd like to thank Mr. LeClaire who came with us and helped get the final details in place.  

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Youth In Art 2018

Congratulations to all!  The Youth in Art exhibit at the Bonifas Fine Arts Center is breathtaking.  I was lucky enough to spot some extremely talented students at last Thursday's award ceremony, and they let me take their pictures.  I am humbled by the hard work and effort these amazing kids put into their creations.  If you haven't seen the exhibit yet, it will be on display until the end of March.  It is worth checking out!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Paper Strip Sculptures

First graders learned that sculptures are 3-dimensional and will not go home in their folders because they are not flat!  Sculptures can be big, like the Statue of Liberty, or they can be small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.  They can be made out of glass, metal, stone, ice, paper, wood, clay, or found objects.
Students learned how to cut, fold, bend, and glue paper to make it into sculptures.  They attached the paper to a cardboard base.  Students imagined roller coasters, slides, forts, and all kinds of creative places as they sculpted.

"I learned that scraps can be beautiful," -Owen
I learned how to make sculptures out of paper - even at home!" -Blake