Saturday, December 3, 2011

Lunch Art


Our school has no art program and no art class. Rather, we are the anti-art, since our focus is rigor. This has driven me nuts every year, even before the rigor part. Nevertheless, I have a bunch of art stuff. Some came from Karen when she retired, some came from Suzanne when she want back to OMA (which is primarily music in our school), and some of it was mine. But I'm a teacher -- it's against the Teacher Law to throw away things that are perfectly useful, even if we can't use it during school. Then it came to me: Recess is our time. How many recesses have I given up over the past five years for detention? So I decided that (with occasional exceptions), anyone who wants to come in at recess time after they've eaten their lunch may do so, and we'll do art stuff. Sometimes I've taught them how to do things, like how to draw winter snowy pictures with chalk (and glitter for the moon). I bought some dollar store paints and pipe cleaners, but everything else came from the room: paper, oil pastels, water colors, glue, markers, crayons. They only have 15-20 minutes, so I tend to just turn them loose most of the time. These pics begin with the earliest lunch art and move forward. I only take occasional pictures, just to record new things or highlights. All of these were taken with my phone, which automatically posts pictures to photobucket. Enjoy! Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App Uploaded from the Photobucket Android App