Welcome to my Blog

Hi, I'm Libbie Trott and I'm a Retired Art Teacher in Worthington, Ohio - a suburb in Columbus, Ohio.

Happy Summer Everyone!

I will be posting photos and notes about what was happening in my Art Room in 2012.

I will be posting new pictures soon.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Winter Hall Way Art

These were done during noon time option.  Watercolor background, trees stamped with pcs. cardboard & snowfakes for bling.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Artist in Resident

Student Collages

These are the student's collages!
They are The Seven Habits of Happy Kids Characters

They could make these characters or our school mascot:  the Owl

Kindergarten Owls
Judi Young demonstrating her Art of Collage.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Judi Young is our Artist in Resident at WES

Here is some of her work: 

She will be demonstrating her collage artwork and helping students create their own collage during the week of November 14th.. 

Teachers and Parents are welcome to join.  

Friday, October 28, 2011

Owl Mural


After 12 years of collecting Marker Caps, we have started to make a 3-d Relief.  We are running out of marker caps, so we are on the lookout for more!

Andy Warhol & Pop Art inspired these paintings by our Third Grade Students

Georgia O'Keeffe Inspired Watercolor Paintings - 4th Grade



Yes, we added a drizzle of black glue to the paintings for a bit of drama.  (Glue made with white glue and tempra paint)

Second Grade Abstract Art - Influenced by Maps

First Grade Shapes and Color

Wonderful Clean colors and great lines and shapes!  Well done First Graders!

Fifth Grade went Wild

Fifth grade students have created awesome relief masks made from recycled materials.  They are whimsical and creative.  What great use of junk, trash, and throw aways!

Reuse/ReCycle Masks - 5th Grade


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

More Art Projects

The sixth grade classes have been learning about sacred corn husk masks, weaving and braiding.

Fall Art Projects

Here are a few of the art projects from Worthington Estates Elementary School.  The Art school year began at WES with a school wide lesson on Vincent Van Gogh and Sunflowers.  The school building is blossoming with sunflowers.  They will be coming down soon.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Kelly's blog site

Sorry, I forgot to post the site.


liddil Artist, About Me

My fellow colleague, Kelly Liddel, has created a new blog. She's just getting started. She has some great lessons - so this should be a fantastic resource.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sunflower samples

Van Gogh Sunflowers

Well we are off to a fantastic start.  My classes are large and I have many.  A total of 500 kids.  I'm starting with a lesson on Van Gogh, poor guy.  He didn't have a very good life, but he finally got his due.  My students were very taken with his tragic life and the possibility of becoming famous after death.  I'm posting a photo of my Van Gogh Bulletin board and some of my samples of the Art project.  I will post students work when it's completed.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Welcome Back!

Welcome back Worthington Estates Students!

We are into the first week of school, which means lots of learning rules and procedures.  Next week the REAL fun begins!

We are starting off with an entire school project.  Learning about Van Gogh and his struggles.  Every student K-6 will create a Sunflower (our halls will be filled with Sunflowers).  :)  Pictures to come soon!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Well, it's May already.  Wow, where did the time go....   All grade levels have finished all of their projects for the year....next week we tie dye t-shirts.

I'm sorry that I haven't kept up on my blog.....I had a Grandson, and Sinus Surgery and lots and lots of projects in between.

Hope your year is ending well (teachers).  I promise to post pictures and post lesson plans soon.

Friday, March 18, 2011


Plenty of Art going on......Kindy's are learning about Primary Colors and rainbow colors, First graders are making a collage about "Saddie, Saddie, the pattern Lady", 2nd grade is finishing up a foam printing project, 3rd grade = Wayne Thiebaud clay desserts (mud pies), 4th grade is making Rainsticks, 5th grade is finishing up realistic and abstract portraits, and finally 6th grade is learning watercolor techniques.  Busy, dirty Art Room.....


The end of February, the Related Arts Team collaborated and created a unit on Chinese New Year:  the year of the Rabbit.

Tons for fun!  In Art the classes made lanterns and  lion masks.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Hi all

Sorry I've not posted lately, but I've been away from teaching for 4 weeks.  The first week, with the flu/cold.  Then I took family leave to help my daughter and her new baby boy - my first grandson.  We have already completed our first Art Lesson.  It was a plaster cast of his feet and hands.  It turned out great. Photos soon!