cutting with Kandinsky, drawing with da vinci, painting with picaso!

I must express that Art Day in the 10 day ABC-Ya! has been the most fun I have had in a long time at school. Kids are amazed at “real life works of art”. Starry Night is the end all be all in the room right now. I wanted to share what we have done…so far! Art Day has turned into art 3 days
here are our Kandinsky circles. This requires lots of cutting, but guess who has to do the cutting…that’s right. Busy 8 year old bees who need something to do to keep their hinny in the seats. Below is the pin to the source.

On to famous artists. My teammate Katie is an artist. I wish her creativity would seep into my veins, but until that day, I just use her ideas! With the laptops, students who finished the Kandinsky’s began a hunt for famous artists info. They used a chart to find birthdate, style, famous pieces, etc. She also found art coloring pages. We printed these and let the kiddos choose from American Gothic; The Bedroom, Sunflowers, and Starry Night (all Van Gogh), Sunday Afternoon (Seurat), or Marilyn Monroe (Warhol). Here’s the link to the sheets. The kids kept saying our art was “inspired by…”. We read Love that Dog this year! SO sweet!

They are stunning. Not kidding. nd here's why. A frame makes anything look great! I think I will start wearing a frame around my head!
I was at Toys R Us looking for Hunger Games do dads when I might have wandered to the book section. Thus the art section, thus Doug and Melissa coloring books

$4.99 for 48 page pad! That was enough for both our classes and a few leftover for my little ones at home! I let each kid choose their frame. After finishing their coloring sheet, I cut out the white middle and taped the frame over the coloring page. Then laminated. Freakin’ gorgeous! They will be the backdrop for our awards tomorrow all strung across the window and front board.
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We also painted yesterday. I know, I know, I could not cut any one of these projects out. They are too much! Here are our pieces in stages. These of course were inspired by Farley. Don’t you like the sequin free-for-all!
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and here are some more little art tidbits from the past couple of days-canvases before, during, and after painting. Using the bowl made tracing the suns super easy!
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my Warhol Pop art –the kids thought they were hideous!
Tomorrow is Awards Day. I can’t wait to share our Classroom Academy Awards bulletin board!


  1. Love how bright the artwork is!!

    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class Blog
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  2. How inspiring! You have some budding artists.

    Chickadee Jubilee


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