Kindergarten artists are learning how to use art supplies and over the past few weeks we have experimented with glue. We have used glue sponges, made glue dots, and drawn lines with glue. Finally we created "rainbow fish" with glue and oil pastels. You can look at all the "rainbow fish" on our Artsonia online art gallery.
I don't know who is more excited about this project--middle school artists or me. Over the summer I saw a video about underwater coral and it's fluorescent colors. I saved the video thinking I wanted to incorporate it into a lesson somehow. Later, while cleaning out my son's closet, I found black lights. AND...here are the results. Middle School artists used fluorescent paint and glitter to create their own underwater coral paintings. When the paintings were finished we covered the window, cut out the lights, turned on the black lights, and admired the work. Here are a few of their paintings. For more info on this lesson click here. To see all the paintings visit our Artsonia online art gallery.
Can I just say this student continues to amaze me. Natalie is a 6th grader at FBCS and spends her spare time creating costumes. This is her latest design. I love my students!
WOW! The last week has been busy. We prepared the school and our houses for Irma. We bought water, food, batteries, and gas. We put up shutters, brought in plants, and made our pets comfy. Some of us stayed. Some of us left. We welcomed utility workers. We used power tools, sawed trees, picked up limbs, and took down shutters. Most important, we united together, we helped each other, we prayed for each other, and we grew in our understanding of what it means to rely on God. I think I'm ready to go back to school.