Sunday, October 27, 2013

GWMS Week 2.2

Students have been able to work on drawing, collage and painting.  The students' art reflects their interests and some common themes have emerged: sports, superheroes, cars, music and video games.

We will begin printmaking this week, working on monoprints and relief prints.

Friday, October 18, 2013

GWMS Week 2.1

GWMS - Week 1, Rotation 2

We accomplished a lot in this first week.  The students learned  classroom rules and procedures with lots of time devoted to working  in the drawing center.  Sketchbook covers were embellished, portraits were drawn and drawing materials were explored.

I am excited to see what the students create with collage supplies next week!

Teaching with TAB is such a joy - I am inspired daily by the creativity in the classroom.  

Thursday, October 10, 2013

GWMS Week 7

 After all projects were finished and the students reflected on their work, we wrapped up this session with a variety of activities.

 We did a collaborative piece that I hope will find a home in the school hallways.  I found a few inspiring quotes and enlarged each letter of the words.  I gave the students a letter and a half-sheet of construction paper.  They were able to decorate the paper using drawing and collage materials.  Next, I assembled the letters back together.  Below are a few pictures:
"Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you anywhere."

"Creativity is intelligence having fun."

Blocks and playdough were also a big hit this week.  For the most part, the students' work has been 2-d.  It was fun to spend a few days building with them.  We also watched a few Rube Goldberg invention videos to get them inspired - who knows what they might come up with at home!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

GWMS Week 6

Week 6 is complete - this rotation has flown by!  While the construction center was never "officially" opened, some students have discovered building with paper on their own. Below are some pictures of the Twin Towers:
I especially love how the student engineered a separate base made from popsicle sticks and masking tape to keep the tower from tipping.