Monthly Archives: May 2011

FROGS IN PERSPECTIVE

This 1st Grade project was on perspective, the closer an object is the larger and closer to the bottom of the page it is and the further away the object is the small and closer to the top of the … Continue reading

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PLAINS INDIAN PARFLECHE

When the plains Indians were moving from place to place, they carried their clothing, valuables, tools, etc. in a parfleche, which was made from dried buffalo hide and decorated with brightly colored geometric designs.  The parfleche was used by the … Continue reading

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WATER LILIES

I’ve seen a number of art projects that were inspired by Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, but I really was impressed with one I saw on Artsonia a couple of years ago.  So of course I needed to try to imitate … Continue reading

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MOMS ROCK

Here’s another Mother’s Day project using watercolor paper.  This time for the vase that folds so the bouquet is free standing.  The flower centers can be drawn in or you can use the pattern sheet of already drawn faces.  Although … Continue reading

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AT THE ZOO

The elementary students won a contest put on by the Henry Doorly zoo in Omaha.  The book reading contest had the students and teachers excited and determined to win.  They really enjoyed their day at the zoo and I thought … Continue reading

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MOTHER’S DAY BOUQUET

At last it looks like winter is over.  The third grade made bouquets of flowers to decorate the school halls.  This was their first project using colored tissue paper, water and a brush.  They loved this project and I think … Continue reading

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