Monthly Archives: October 2012

Southwest Doors

Southwest Doors

I visited Arizona in the fall this year and was inspired by a brochure I picked up while down there to do this project.  It was a great opportunity to show the kids how architecture varies when you go to different states in our country.  I was also able to explain how the landscapes around the homes are different depending on where you might be in the country.  The students used both watercolor and color pencil to create this project.  They really enjoyed learning how to shade and did a fantastic job with it!

Fish Inspired by the book Fish Eyes

Fish Inspired by the book Fish Eyes

The book Fish Eyes has some really fabulous colored fish in it!  As a class we looked through the book and discussed the variety of possibilities for their fish.  The kids used colorful paper to create the fish collages.