I saw this lesson or something like it on Painted Papers blog http://paintedpaperintheartroom.blogspot.com I was in love with the idea of creating these poppies inspired by Wisconsin native Georgia O'Keeffe. Kinders loved making the lack loop d' loops with their pencils. Everyone's turned out awesome-you can't ask for more than that in an art project! Wendy the guidance counselor asked if they were poppies for Veteran's Day-I never thought of that but sure!
My third grade class created a tiger in the beginning of the school year because we were working with the artist Henri Rousseau and using front ground, middle ground and background. I saw a very awesome idea in School Arts Magazine about high school students that animated some kindergarten tiger to make them sing. I ran the idea past my high school colleague and she loved it the video above is one of the tigers.
I am an elementary art teacher in a small town in Wisconsin. I am currently the President of the Wisconsin Art Education Association, creator of funky junk, a wife, a gardener, a DIY diva and a mom of two furry kids.