Created by Caitlin Williams Freeman, resident pastry chef for the Blue Bottle Coffee Bar, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
The crutches represent the assistance or help that is needed by all. Even the dog has a crutch holding up his head. Prior to showing this print to students in class, I usually make a big deal by saying some kids might find it very creepy. I verbally explain the picture before I turn it around and show it.The Hand
(Be forewarned, if you show this one to kids in 1st & 2nd grade, they will almost wet their pants from giggling so hard. You'll need to have your transition words ready to move them on from the "Lobster Phone" to the rest of the lesson in a composed manner.)
Explain to students that they're going to make a "Surreal Tree" because their tree is going to have crazy things growing on it. Things that don't really grow on trees.
Step 3: Paint green leaves
Step 5: Glue objects on tree.
If you'd like your students to finish this project in less than one hour, it's best to give them a pile of pre-sorted magazine pages with interesting objects, people, etc.
(As you may know, if you give your students whole magazines many of them will spend the entire hour looking for pictures.)
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Art lesson in a first grade classroom...
After I'd finished explaining the lesson I gave the students permission to begin creating their art. Kids worked quietly and three hands went up in the air for help.
I went to first child who said, "Is it okay if I put a flower over here?"
I said, "Yes, that's a great spot for a flower."
Then I went to the other child with his hand raised who said, "Can you help me cut this out?"
I said, "Sure, let me show you where to put your fingers and get you started cutting, then you can do the rest."
Then I went to the third child who had waited patiently with her hand raised the whole time I was answering questions and helping. She said, "I like your toes. Are they pink?"
I said, "Yes, I do have pink toenails. Did you have a question about your art?"
She said, "No, now I'm going to get started."
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Wrapping paper is great for making collages bright and fun. (And it's inexpensive when found at the Dollar Store.......also known as the "teacher store" by some of my friends.)
(Also, too hard to see in these photos, but if you look in upper left corner of upper left, lavender cut-out, you'll see a small snail figure moseying along the border. Ha, such whimsy!)
Monday, June 8, 2009
And, if you're a parent with a LEGO loving child.... here's a summer project.
Friday, June 5, 2009
With a blue crayon draw outline for horizon and mountains. Paint the sky yellow, orange, then red. Paint the sea yellow, orange, red, then blue. Paint the mountains blue.
Wait to dry, then draw on palm tree with a black crayon -OR- draw and color black palm tree on separate piece of paper, then glue onto painting.
Start with 4 dots