Marionette Puppets

I was just looking through some old photos and videos trying to free up storage!! I came across these G4 students marionette puppets.  During their UOI Sharing the Planet they were exploring the concept of conservation and focusing on trees.  I had them do a little research on paper coffee cups and then we saved coffee cups for a week.  Students then created these marionette puppets.  So cute!

Grade 3 Studies Analogous Colors

Grade 3 students explored color theory with watercolor painting. I wanted students to work on mixing colors instead of just using the colors straight from the palette. Previously I have had students use oil pastels to create the barriers that would prevent colors from mixing and turning into a puddle of brown muddy colors. This year I decided that if I had them practice and focus on controlling the amount of water and use Analogous colors then we could eliminate a step and then develop more skills in regards to creating texture and leaning about color mixing.

I think that students were more successful in building their knowledge in color theory but I want to work with them more on drawing bigger so that they have more space to mix the colors. Some of their drawings were so small that they didn’t have the space to work with mixing colors.

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Worries and Fears

My 8th graders are making ceramic fear and worry jars.  We first discussed some common fears and worries of students their age and then created ceramic boxes and jars from slab and coil hand building techniques.  They are looking very good!!