Monday, December 28, 2015

Fun Way of Displaying Second Grade Owls

Love the way the owls look on these cut trees.  It makes for a great display of artwork in the library.  The second grade students did such a great job.  Love the way they look in a group.  If you want to see all of them go to:

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Storyteller Dolls

Fourth grade students looked at Native American Storyteller dolls.  We talked about Cochiti Pueblo potter,Helen Cordero and her clay figure that represents her grandfather telling Native American Tales.  We also discussed the connection Helen had with her artwork and grandfather.  I asked my students to make a connection with their artwork like Helen. The kids did a great job on them.  We used an upside down pinch pot for the body.  Below is a picture of a few finished pieces.  If you would like to see more go to our school gallery at
Each Student wrote an artist statement about their piece.  Here are a few quotes they wrote about their work.  
Artist Statement (what lily3425 said this about his/her artwork)
This piece is important to me because this is me and my dad watching football my dad and I bond over football because every night we play pass with a football every time the patriots get a touchdown my dog Autumn gets a cookie.
Artist Statement (what Nagy2 said this about his/her artwork)
This piece is important to me because it is my mom and I when I was a baby. The hardest part for me was the legs because even when you scratch and attach, they still break off sometimes.
Artist Statement (what Beaulieu1 said this about his/her artwork)
This is important to me because I like soccer. Because it's fun. It is fun because I keep the Jersey.