Monday, September 29, 2014

Kindergarten Owlets

Ripped Paper Owlets 

First, each student drew a large oval to create the owlet's body. Then, they drew ears and wings. Next the students ripped paper and glued it down to make feathers for the owlets. Finally, details were added such as eyes, feet, and a beak. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

1st Grade: Owls in Progress

Clay Owls 

1st Grade 

Art in Progress: 

To create the owl each student made a ball. Next, they flattened the ball to look like a pancake. Then the sides of the pancake were flopped over to look like wings and the top was pulled down to form the head. Finally, details were added such as eyes, a beak, and feet.

The students did a wonderful job painting their owls! 

The above owls are from Ms. Wikiera's 1st grade class.

The above owls are from students in Ms. Rocco's and Ms. Radcliff's class.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

2nd Grade: Elephants in Progress

 Awesome 2nd Grade Elephants

ART in Progress

Each student drew an elephant step-by-step. Next, they traced the drawing with black marker. Finally, they painted over it with water. They watched as the marker bled and smeared to create a wonderful texture and color for the skin of the elephant. Next week they will cut out the elephant and create a background. 

The students can choose to create a circus background or a nature background.

The elephants look great walking in the wild! 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Magic Gardens

 Philadelphia's Magic Gardens 

Artist Isaiah Zagar has created beautiful mosaics and murals for the whole family to enjoy.

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
1020 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

I recently attended a teacher workshop at the PMG and was introduced to Zagar's incredible found object mosaic environment. I also took a tour of his various mosaic murals around South Street.

"Art is the center of the real world."
- Isaiah Zagar

Saturday, September 6, 2014

2nd Grade Minions

A Minion Reasons to Love Art! 

Second grade students loved this minion drawing activity! This first day of art activity was a great way to incorporate writing into the art program.

Their minions look great!


Welcome to the 2014-15 school year at B. Bernice Young School! 

I'm excited to begin my thirteenth year teaching in Burlington Township. 

Please contact me through my district email if you have any questions or would like to get involved in the K-2 Art Program at Young School.

ART at Young School is focused on:

-Fine Motor Skill Development

-Multicultural Art

-Exploratory Art

-Art History

-Fostering Creativity

-Interdisciplinary Learning

-Embracing a variety of art materials/tools

-Taking artistic risks

-All students achieving 

STEM Soars at Young School!