New E-Book and Just in Time!

Back to school is almost around the corner and I bet you are busy planning away another fabulous year of amazing art projects. Get ready then to have some serious fun with your kids with the help of some of history’s most famous and beloved artists! I have put together five fantastic art projects in my new 28 page PDF e-book that will inspire you and your students in fun and creative ways using inexpensive items found in your classroom or around the home. Let Van Gogh, Degas, Chagall, Kandinsky and Mondrian get your new school year off to a great start while motivating your students to create stunning art work everyone will be proud of. Includes tutorial, tips and photos all for 5$!

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Ms. Ale

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Papier Mache Greek Vases in Grade Seven

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This has got to be one of my favorite papier mache projects ever! It took a while to complete but was so worth it. Besides, I love long projects and think it’s a great opportunity for kids to slow down … Continue reading

Degas Inspired Movement in Grade Five

Our PE department at my school had a month long spotlight on health and nutrition with lots of fun activities the whole school got involved in. The art department of course also chipped in! Each class from grade one to grade seven have been busy working on a variety of art lessons to support the theme. I will share these lessons over the next couple of weeks in case you have something similar going at your schools.

For the grade five’s we looked at famous Impressionist Edgar Degas. Degas was a master of capturing movement in his paintings. Do all those gorgeous ballerinas come to mind?

We looked at some of his paintings and discussed them for a while before brainstorming movements that each student could do that was ‘healthy‘ for the body–see the connection to the PE theme? 🙂 Karate, tennis, soccer, etc were the ideas and everyone was sent off to their seats with a 12×18 piece of paper, pencil and eraser.

Each student drew themselves doing a movement with an appropriate background. These were colored in with chalk pastels and blended to give that nice soft, Degas feel to them.

Part 2 of this lesson was to make themselves doing the same movement but as a sculpture- once again connecting back to Degas’ famous ballerina sculptures.

Aren’t these great? I love my students!!

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