…..and sometime "big kids" too!

Stained Glass Trees

This week at Tuscany  we are working on stained glass with chalk pastels. Students draw a tree to fill in the majority of the space on the art paper, then break the back into sections like a stained glass window. Once satisfied all pencil lines were outlined in black sharpie. Chalk was matched and placed on the color wheel for reference.  They were to use three cool colors, beside each other on the color wheel for the tree, three warm colors for the background and blend them with three different fingers. A bit messy, but the finished product was beautiful.

Here are the K-gr3 students masterpieces.


Christmas Creativity

Christmas cards were made with paper doilies, folded like a tree.  Embellishments were added with glitter glue.

Rundle students made wood panel gifts for parents.  The panels were painted black, spattered with white acrylic to create stars, and the words, “love you to the moon and back” were printed on watercolor paper along with a moon and glued onto the panel. My photos have disappeared….

Brown paper packages, (stamped with rubber stamps), tied up with string,….Yes I was singing the song as we  wrapped the gifts.


While walking around Ghost Lake one day I found all these pieces of driftwood and thought I could make something from these.  So  I gathered a handful and had my students create Santa’s .  My plan was just for the face but some of my creative students figured out how to do his whole body.  I want to do some for myself now!

Christmas Ornaments

A watercolor technique was used to create our ornaments by filling our drawing with water and dropping in two colors allowing them time to blend on their own.  On black paper we used oil pastels to draw our tree branches.  Ornaments were cut out and “hung” onto the tree branches painting a metallic silver or gold hanger. I love how they sparkle!

Christmas Lights

This was a fun project with chalk pastels on black paper.  Students had tracers or drew their own lightbulb and then we used that pattern to smudge the chalk making them glow!

Painterly Touques

In Calgary, Alberta we experience cold winters so with this in mind we started to prepare by creating our personal touque.  With some guided instruction, using simple shapes the touques were drawn and outlined with sharpie.  Using a white crayon, patterns were drawn for decoration.  Once completed a light coat of watercolor was painted on top and the magic of the pattern appeared.  For the pom pom we used little squares of colored tissue paper, wrapping them around the eraser end of a pencil and gluing several on to make it nice and full.  Look at these creative touques!

Remembrance Day

I was looking for a new idea for Remembrance Day when I found this one done with coffee filters.  The outcome was so beautiful.

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