Saturday, October 22, 2011

The year of the color crayon

Well, school is well under way and here I am just starting my blogging on my classroom.  So here's my first for this school year.

At the end of last year I decided to start this year with some whole-group projects.  The local hospital here is part of the Arts Commission and they are having a "contest" of sorts (they don't call it that) where students submit artwork to both appear in the Commission's calendar and to be displayed (for a year) in the hallways of the local hospital.   So, each grade level has been working on grade-level projects and we're nearly finished.  I'll have some pictures to share as soon as I can get them scanned.

In the meantime, I've declared this year "The Year Of The Crayon."  That's because I have hundreds and perhaps thousands of crayons in my room and for the most part, they don't get used.  I am going to try to change that.  So one goal I have for this year is to find as many art ideas as I can where crayons can be used. I've already begun to teach kids to use crayons in different ways and I have several "experiments" I want to try.

If you have a project idea that uses crayons, I'd love to hear about them.  Also, share sites you have found useful.  I'll add them to my link list.  Thanks in advance and have a great year!  Thanks for reading.

Crayola Website
Crayon Techniques
Jeffrey Roberts Crayon Art