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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.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

5th Grade Expressive Faces

"1 1/2 inch wide pebble."

These are Rock Paintings - well more like Pebble Paintings.  Each student designed their expressive face on paper and then painted it on the pebble.  They concentrated on the eyes and mouth.  The students needed to figure out how to paint the parts of the faces to make them contrast the pebble.  (I gave several demos to show them how to layer the eyes to create an outline, iris and pupil - plus add a glint).  I  had many students start over - to paint it correctly and to "raise the bar".  Too many students want to rush and get done but I needed to teach them the idea of  quality.  They also had to learn to  paint on a small/tiny scale.  The pebbles were sooo minimal - they had to hold a paint brush correctly to make finite marks.

Spring projects

6th Grade Organic collages.  Students learned various watercolor techniques, then used the paper to create organic designs,  (only rule:  must start with a egg shape near the middle.)