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chalk pastels and folk art

I am finally trying to get around to posting some of the art we have been working on this year.

This was a fun project. We started with talking about folk art and about pastels and showing some examples. Each student started with a cat since cats are a pretty common theme in folk art and are kind of fun. Everyone designed their own very colourful kitty cat then those who finished moved on and did something else they chose.

20131114_14361120131114_14364420131114_14362720131114_143605 (1)20131114_143651There were so many great pieces, I will have to do another post once i take more pictures (i will try for non cell phone ones next time).

My art class this year is very different from last year, the whole feel has changed but although it is MUCH louder and sometimes I want to pull my hair out it is still really fun to look at the amazing stuff these guys come up with. We have started doing warm ups and I can’t wait to post about them because they are so fun so stay tuned!


Spring flowers

This is turning out quite nice I think. One of the oldest girls started it and now all of the girls are helping. It’s got a little ways to go yet but it’s going to be really cool I think. IMG_8166

Acrylic Paintings

My grade 4-6 class worked on some acrylic paintings this week. It was the first time we’ve worked on canvases in class as well.

They did really well! It was fun to see the different styles they came up with! Each painting was so different, one girl did a mixed media piece, a couple did landscapes, there were realistic and modern.

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grade 4-6 art project – masks

The grade 4-6 class has been working on paper macho masks for a few weeks. some of them decided to make animal head masks and the others decided to make masks they could wear. It took them several weeks to finish and a few of them have not finished yet but here is what we have so far.IMG_8028 IMG_8029



grade 4-6 art project – poster paintings

The grade 4-6 class is working on some posters this week. They have masks to finish painting but some of them are completely finished and others still need a bit more paper macho so they took a break this week to make some posters to put up in the school.

The boys decided to work on a mine craft theme and use coloured pencils instead of paint…

IMG_8035The two older girls are working on a mixed media spring poster…


The younger girls are working on a candy land themed poster…


And I’m playing around with a valentines poster 🙂

IMG_8038I’ll update with more pictures once they have finished. 🙂