Friday, February 10, 2012

Painting with 3rd and 4th graders

Hello blogging friends!  If you don't already know this about me, I will tell you now.  When I am not painting, making collages or playing with my daughter, I teach elementary school art.  I wanted to share with you this awesome project that my third and fourth graders worked together on this week.





I was so excited to see this idea of Circle Painting!!   I first learned about it at Barbara's Thought of the Day and then at We Heart Art.  Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. for this wonderful idea.  We are making several collaborative canvases with this technique and they are going to be raffled off at our end of the year school FUNdraiser.  The kids had a blast creating these paintings.  This is the first video I have edited using Imovie!  See the video below to watch the kids painting these canvases.  I'm planning on making two more canvases with an older class to keep at school for display.

29 comments:

Tralasong said...

LOVE this!!

kittythf said...

GORGEOUS

BlackPumpkin said...

What fun! They must have been very happy!
I read Annie's post about her PC troubles. Maybe I could host the Show & Tell on my blog until she is up and running again.... Just let me know.
Have a great weekend!!

Miek said...

This is just great! I buy a canvas and try it on my school!

Apni Avani said...

Wow! They look so happy and colorful! The kids must have enjoyed this.

Susan said...

This looks like such fun! I am sure your class was so proud of their beautiful results. Great idea!

Heather said...

I wish I had your Job!
How fun!
I love this idea of circling art...also love the fact that you acution the work off at the end of the year...I wish our school did that!!! Its a brilliant way to raise funds!
have a great saturday
the art is just gorgeous!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful art ~ colorful and delightful ~ must be fun being an art teacher ~ enjoy the weekend ~namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor)

Christine said...

These pieces are beautiful, what a wonderful idea, this collaborative art for kids!

Jenn Girl said...

This is just amazing! Thanks for the links to the circle paintings too!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful idea !

Daniele Valois said...

These are soooo sos osososoooooo wonderful. I love circle painting and I just love that you're doing it at school with the kids. I am going to show one of my daughters this video too.

Daniele Valois said...

oh, and such a perfect song you added. I love imovie too. I cannot wait to do this with my girls!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

When we paint or craft with kids, we catch their enthusiasm and freedom! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

I love collaborative painting like this, so much cooperation between the kids takes places(and adults too) that it is really amazing. xox Corrine

Belinda Carson said...

Pretty awesome!!

EVA said...

What a fabulous idea! They did an awesome and beautiful job!!

Heather Santos said...

Such a great idea! These are really gorgeous!

carlarey said...

These kids are so lucky to have a teacher like you who shows them how to have fun expressing themselves.

Hope these raise a lot of money at your fundraiser.

peggy gatto said...

THESE ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beadwright said...

How fun!!! Bright colorful and so happy.
Nicole/Beadwright

Ildiko said...

i would love to paint like that!sensational job!!!always loved kids design!and they do their best with an inspired and talented teacher as you are!indeed these rock!!!

SHERI C said...

The JOY is so evident in the work!
LOVE IT!!!!
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook
Happy Horse Studio

Carolyn Dube said...

Happiness and inspiration! That is what I felt when I watched your video. The way they were creating - especially when 2 were working on one circle was pure fun! Thanks for sharing!!!

Annabelle said...

These are just so lovely. I'm sure the kids had a blast and so did you.....and I did too : ) Thanks for sharing the video with us.

P.s. Nice choice of music...Fireflies always bring magic ; )

MiaB said...

BEAUTIFUL and a genius idea!! Thanks for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday. Hope to see you again this week.

~MiaB
www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

Sunshineshelle said...

Great results & looks like great FUN!!!

Corey Moortgat said...

Wow! Just gorgeous! I'm going to have to watch the video now!

Don't worry, I will definitely continue to make art, even if not in my boys' journals!

Marcia said...

Thank you!

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