This was an exhibition I was recently in. It gave me great ideas for upcoming lessons!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The motto for the school where I taught is: "Where Every Child Is A Star." Keeping this in mind, I painted a mural where outlines of students (Keith Haring Style) are filled with stars and reaching for one giant star. I used tempera and metallic paints. I pasted the motto in a collage style on the center star outline.
Posted by Renee Parisi at 1:39 PM
Monday, June 7, 2010
First graders went outside where I read them "Little Cloud" by Eric Carle. We talked about how he painted the clouds, using spiral lines. Students then sketched pictures they saw/imagined when looking at the clouds. In the second part of this lesson, students chose one of their cloud creations to paint with a white and blue metallic tempera paint micture on blue construction paper.
Posted by Renee Parisi at 6:23 PM
Thursday, June 3, 2010
4th grade students chose one color scheme- red, orange, green, blue, or violet and used various shades and hues of that color palette to create their self-portraits. Students used mirrors to study their faces and hair. They used a variety of media including colored pencils, oil pastels, watercolors, and sharpies. These paintings were displayed as a rainbow. Photos of the students were also displayed.
Posted by Renee Parisi at 1:20 PM
3rd grade students created their own paint out of natural materials such as berries, coffee, and beet juice. They then studied the paint they made under a microscope and recorded what the saw with small drawings. Lastly, students worked together and enlarged their findings in large abstract drawings showing that when looking under a microscope various shapes and forms emerge.
Posted by Renee Parisi at 1:14 PM