The school year starts soon and I hope everyone is super excited about the opportunities ahead! I just wanted to update everyone on some info and a little insight on what to expect…

On this blog I will be posting updates and important info regarding materials, if any, your child should bring to class.

Secondly, I will be posting images of activities, projects, and the art making processes from classroom activities on this blog. So, if you want a little extra insight as to what’s going on in the art room this year, stay posted!

Lastly, feel free to scroll through my ‘ABOUT’ page as well as head over to my ‘CONTACT’ page if you need to reach me. This blog is very new and will continue to have additions made/kinks worked out over the next few weeks… (this being said, if you run into any issues with the blog, please feel free to let me know!)

ALSO— on the sidebar (to the right) there will be photos shared from my Instagram page! Please follow painting_with_donuts on Instagram, if you’d like, where I’ll be posting very similar things as I do on this blog, just more photo-oriented.

Thanks for reading and I’m looking forward to a fantastic school year creating a lot of beautiful, creative, unique artwork!

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TEXTURE… what is it?

Today my 4th-6th grade artists began their classes outside in the fresh air!
*we got into 3 different groups and worked together to answer the questions on the worksheet…first discussed was the type of textures we felt in the artwork given to us, and then we compared and contrasted to the ‘piece of nature’ given to us by Miss Fasnacht (flower, rocks, sticks, etc.) Once we returned to the classroom we discussed our findings and turned our attention to the materials on our table. Miss Fasnacht told us to incorporate nature in our drawings, but otherwise use the materials however we wanted! We were prompted to experiment with the materials and see what sort of textures and techniques we could create… This process is making use of the ‘Stretch and Explore’ aspect of the Studio Habits of Mind Philosophy. Next class we will discuss the textures found in our experimental drawings/paintings and begin our first project which will be a 1st-6th grade mural placed in the hallway which focuses on both nature and texture!*

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Check it out…

¬† A and B days I am at Conestoga, while C and D days I am at Eshleman. Being that this first week began on a Thursday, I was only able to attend Conestoga during our first week. (Tomorrow, Eshleman!) Below are a few pictures of the Conestoga classroom as well as a little insight into our “first day intro activities”!

Ready to start a new week with these amazing artists!

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