• Fifth Grade
  • Hispanic Heritage Day

    All the students had a blast filling their passports and attending the assembly on Hispanic Heritage day.  I chose to dress up as iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo for the day.  The students learned that she painted self portraits because she was largely bedridden from a trolley accident.  We also talked about how she didn’t […]

  • Fourth Grade
  • Australian Dreamtime Paintings

    The fourth graders have been learning about the art of Australian Aboriginals.  They have ancient dreamtime stories that have been passed down through verbal stories, dance, and paintings.  Many paintings have an animal silhouette at the center and an intricate dot pattern surrounding the animal.  As students drew the Australian animal of their choice, we […]

  • Fifth Grade
  • What Lifts Teasley

    The students started off the year in art by talking about the element of line and how lines can communicate different emotions.  Then we looked at the work of artist Kelsey Montague who is now famous for her winged murals and #whatliftsyou hashtag that has taken social media by storm.  As part of a collaborative […]