Welcome to Lines, Dots, and Doodles. This is the place for students, parents, and teachers to find out what has been going on in my art class. I have included pictures of my student's artwork and basic explanations of the projects. I hope when you leave this blog, you feel inspired to create. Feel free to browse this blog and borrow any of my art lessons.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

My Art Room and Bulletin Boards

The new school year has started and my room is ready. Here are a few photos of my bulletin boards and art room.I LOVE having an art room. I teach at three school, but only one gives me a room. Teaching art is a million times easier when your own space. Plus, it's a lot of fun to decorate. Here is my "rules" bulletin board. Once every quarter I choose a famous artist to say something funny about the rules. This month is Picasso. This is my back wall in the art room. I dedicated this space to mistakes, and how it alright to make them.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Random Clay Creations, Summer Art

Over the summer, I taught a clay class at my local community center. The kids ranged from 5 to 11 years old. Everyday I had a specific lesson for them, but at the end of class, I gave them free time. The photos here, were created during this time. It's always fun to see what the kids come up with.

I just love the end of the summer because my students have been in my clay class for weeks, and truly understand basic clay techniques. This is when they create their best art. I just LOVE all of these!