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Visual art lessons taken with primary school classes. I write a description of the lessons and include photos. I have links to other excellent art teacher blogs.

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  • The library shelf M14
    on May 14, 2014 in book spines design. fonts titles
     8 year olds, year 4.Our librarian asked if a class could make art about books for one of the walls in the library. A few years ago, a class made books on shelves and the art is still on one of our walls. It's almost like wallpaper.I gave the ch...
  • Robots R9
    on May 14, 2014 in grey paint robots
    Year 3, 7 year olds.I hit a cord with the robots last week, so tried it again on a younger class this time. I introduced the art the same way as before  robots with year 4But this group motored through their work so I had to extend the lesson in...
  • Ra, the sun. M12Year 4, (8 year olds).I read the Maori legend "How Maui slowed the sun" by Peter Gossage, to the class. The illustrations in the book were excellent, lots of Maori design.The children were given a photograph of a fern frond (koru). They drew what the...
  • Themed boats V2
    on May 7, 2014 in construction themed
    The mess is all part of it.Year 5/6, 9 and 10 year olds.I showed the children how to draw up their own boat base out of cardboard. No templates!! I made the boat base in front of the children, two times. I left a half made boat for them to see.They d...
  • Painting the cars. V5
    on May 6, 2014 in clay paint
    Making an observational drawing go the clay car.Year 5/6, 9 and 10 year olds.The children made cars on a previous day. clay-vehicles-v5.They have since been fired in the kiln.Today the children painted the entire car with a light base colour. Th...
  • M10 Robotsobservational drawingyear 3,  7 year olds.This was a very popular choice. The children had so many ideas of what robots look like.I had a few images of robots around the room to stimulate more ideas. Their robot thoughts included, switches, ligh...
  • Observational drawing prep.All levels.I am always on the hunt for appropriate subjects for observational drawing. I have recently decided to use the same subject for all 19 classes I work with, year 1 to year 6. So that means I need 2 subjects per term. In the past I have had...
  • Clay totem V4
    on Apr 16, 2014 in clay. totem.
    9 and 10 year olds (year 5/6)It's the last day of a long term. Tomorrow is Easter Friday. I have been impressed with the concentration of so many of the children today.We started by chalking up an Easter egg design. The chalk lines are outlined with...
  • Construction M13
    on Apr 15, 2014 in construction
    8 year olds (Year 4)The children spent the previous art day making little houses, using noodle boxes as a base to turn into their house. Little ArchitectsToday they were given raw materials to make their own houses from scratch.I gave each child...
  • Concertina complimentary colours V19 and 10 year olds. (Year 5/6)This lesson grew from the need to keep the children challenged but engaged, as it is week 11 and the children are starting to show signs of exhaustion.They had worked with complimentary colours before, so that was easy f...
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