Monday, September 6, 2010

Seeing with your "Artists Eyes"

New school, new year!!! Guess what, this year I actually have a classroom of my own (well technically, it's not my own, it's also the Staff Room at a small private K-12 Christian school) - but I LOVE it just the same! I'm teaching one art class, everyday, each afternoon & it's 10th, 11th, & 12th graders mixed together....how enjoyable for me! I'm thouroughly challenged by all the new prospects and ideas swirling in my head. So, so many ideas, now to just get them organized in a manner that will bring them to fruition, ahhhhhh - guessing you all can imagine my prayers these days.

First day we talked about looking at things differently, noticing details, using our "ARTIST EYES" - then the students drew these fabulous eyes for our first bulletin board.

Here's a tutorial I found on drawing an eye, (so sorry I forgot to note the address and author). There are million eye drawing tutorials, but I thought this was a good one for beginners. We also spent some time looking at each other's eyes, what a great thing to do to break the ice on the first day of school!

Big thanks to North County Christian School, high school artists!!!

4 comments:

Mr. E said...

I like this idea a lot! I may try it with my elementary kiddos!!!

Keri Smathers Pye said...

what a great idea for a collaborative project!

Keri Smathers Pye said...

what a great idea for a collaborative project!

Barbara Childs said...

congratulations on a room of your own! I'm still on the cart at one of my schools, but wouldn't trade it for the world.
barb