6th Grade students FINALLY finished up the tempera batiks we started back near Halloween season. I am happy with the results, but we learned our lesson when it comes to time frames.
A new addition to the art room this past week were Bistro Markers! I was starting to get annoyed with the chalk in my room. I constantly was wiping the dust off my hands, and sneezing. SO... I researched for an alternative. I found Bistro markers, which work similar to a standard paint marker. They write on the board, but can wipe off with a mere wet sponge. No complaints there! And the kids love the neon colors :)
4th grade students had a wonderful day in class today. Sometimes, teachers have days when they feel "off" so to speak. Today, after 2:15pm or so, I was not feeling like myself - very light headed and nauseous. Mrs. Martin's class was SO accommodating, and thoughtful during their half an hour of art for the week. THANK YOU 4th graders!! Hopefully they didn't think I was too crazy with how weird I was acting. :)
During this class, they finished their Witch paintings (a little behind schedule... whoops! But still fun) with watercolor paint. The paint was added over the crayon, creating a wax resist in some areas. I love the results, AND a student took all of these photos! I think I want to start giving that responsibility more often to the upper elementary students.