Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Art Studio & Surfer Girl Word Sort Freebie!

So yesterday I started teaching our district's Art Studio. It's a class that has 2 different sessions (younger & older elementary). The objective of this class is to have students explore all the different art mediums, and to learn the elements of art. And so we began with this book:
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Those of you not familiar with this book, it is an autobiography of Tomie dePaola and his first experience with an art teacher/lesson. The idea in the book, is for students to be able to create their art how they want, and not have to follow step-by-step instructions.
Here's what the kiddos came up with...

This was done at the sketching station.

They collaged their own sketch books.

We also read The Dot and the students created a mural stamping dots.

At the watercoloring station, they learned different techniques of watercolor.

Now for the Freebie! I've been searching and searching for just the right clip art because I had this Surfer Girl idea. I couldn't find it, until yesterday while on Pinterest, someone pinned My Cute Graphics free clip art, and voila!! Click on the picture below to download.



  1. Love this! can't wait to use it next year! I have some things you may like on my blog. And make sure you follow because I'll be doing a giveaway very soon!

    Kate :)