We finished up our time with our resident artist Donna Backues recently. It was an amazing few months, where every Friday Donna would come in and work with my 6th-7th grade studio art students (a pull out class for extra art). For 90 minutes each session, students worked intensively with Donna to complete a collaborative Batik piece, which is now on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art until the end of January. In March it will be on display with the Young Artists show at the School District of Philadelphia’s headquarters at 440 N. Broad St.
The experience of working with a resident artist was fantastic and I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to bring this to my students. I am certain they learned a lot from Donna, as did I, and they gained a tremendous amount of creative growth from the experience.
We completed our time with Donna with a final trip to the PMA to see our work on display and to enjoy some lovely cake! Thank you Donna for all your hard work, and thank you Philadelphia Museum of Art for the experience. We are quite proud of the Nebinger art work on display!
I have not posted in a while. Sorry. It’s been super busy y’all! I got a lot of art hung up recently. It’s all in Nebinger’s auditorium “gallery” space. Endless white walls for me to hang on.
Here you see the kindergarten “Birds of a Color” or “For the Birds” project… whichever title you prefer. They mixed their own secondary colors and learned a few different ways to draw birds, all after watching Pixar’s “For the Birds”.
These are the third grade pop art portraits done in primary colors. Below are 1st grader’s row home cityscapes, inspired by the colors and lines in the landscapes of Ted Harrison. If you are not familiar with his work, look it up. Total eye candy for kids and adults alike.
These are the 6th grade “Half-a-Selfie” portraits. Pretty self explanatory. We did a lot of prep to learn how to draw the face. I feel like a lot of them were still very uncomfortable with this though, but for it only being their second year having a formal art class (or any art at all), I think they did pretty good! Now if we could just get them to focus more and less with the talking. 😉 Here we have the 5th grade “Minecraft Me” pixelated portraits made from 1″ squares of paint chips donated by Fresh Artist and Behr paints. These were A LOT of work to do, but I think they are quite interesting to see!
Feel free to get in touch with me about any of the lessons. Some I found inspiration from other lessons on the web, some are classics, and some are inspired by friends. 🙂
I did this once a long while ago when I taught elementary in Delaware. I made a tree and changed its leaves, decoration, and animals for each season. I decided to do that here at Nebinger this year since I have a big ok basement hallway to play around with.
This is just the start of it… Hard to find the extra time to work on this. I need more leaves for the “ground” to represent the falling of the leaves in autumn. The leaves up there now were made by the lower grade autistic support classes.
We will change it to no leaves during winter (maybe keep some on the ground) and add snow and snowflakes. Maybe even some snowy owls.