Thursday, April 25, 2013

A few bulletin boards

There is so much going on in the art room these days and not enough time to post as frequently as I would like. I have so much to share and just realized I never posted any projects from our school art show back in March on top of our current multicultural units. I will slowly start adding one project at a time. For now, I will share a few bulletin boards that have been a success.

The Vincent van Gogh Sunflower bulletin board was made by piecing together paintings created by Kindergarten. The kids loved this project, and I really enjoyed the simple supply list, but it entailed quite a bit of work on my end since I had each student paint their sunflower on really heavy, thick paper that became grueling to cut (it made me realize I can be such a glutton for pain sometimes). This was large paper too, about 18x24.

The next bulletin board is comprised of paintings made by 1st grade. I found this Matisse-inspired still-life project on Artsonia years ago and have used it quite a bit. The success rate is always high and it enforces warm and cool color families, plus printmaking. I get a kick out of the bird's eye view of the apples on the plate and the kids always love the professional look they can create just by adding the simple shadows. This year, I tried changing up the color palette for one class. In the background we used turquoise, green, yellow and brown. Forgive me, I didn't take pictures, but I was pleased with the results. The red apples really popped against this color combination!


  1. I'm sorry you had to cut all that thick paper! I know that must have been a hassle! I really like the second set with the cool colors as you mentioned, they look really great! Keep up the great work with your teaching! :)

    1. Awww, thanks for your kind thoughts, Nick!


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