Fall Art with Kids

Well, I suppose I should start sharing the new part of my creative journey with you guys!  In fact, I think my blog banner needs a verbiage change.  Hmmmm.....paint..metal..inspirer.  I'll work on that.  But for now, here are a ton of photos from the fall show we just had.  Each year the PTA sponsors a Family Fun Night.  In the past they've decorated the halls with Halloweenish decor.  This year I suggested we hang the work my students were working on instead.  And they loved that idea!!  A few bang up Mom helpers came in and about 2 weeks later we had the front halls decked out with all our fall creations!!  Enjoy...I have one more post to share about the Fall Festival....but that I'll share next week.  hehehe...

 4th grade oil pastel pumpkins welcomed the families into the school.

The giant tree was my favorite feature of the show.  Sweet Alice, my custodian, caught me on the very top of the small ladder hot gluing watercolor leaves and about had a heart attack!  She quickly located the rather large ladder for me.  Because yes, this wall is two stories!  2nd and 3rd grade made all the beautiful fall leaves and owls.
 3rd grade made the harvest landscapes.  I absolutely love how each one is so different.  They were given the guidelines and the skills and totally ran with it.  Super creative kids in the class I tell ya!

 3rd grade also made these adorable skinny houses.  We aligned them on the road and put on the night of "trick or treat smell my feet...."  It was hard to photo these because there was so much detail in each one with markers.
4th grade had a blast making papier mache pumpkins for the patch.  We had two tables of pumpkins set up for literally 3 weeks and not one ended up as a kick ball in the hallway.  Respecting other's work does not appear to be an issue at this school!
 5th grade made these most spooky and yet spiritual Banyan trees with oil pastels and black tempera.
 I mean look at these.....so very inspired.
 Another Harvest Landscape....seriously look at the details.  The blue ribbon on the large pumpkin!!!
Now, not really Harvest, or fall but 1st grade couldn't be left out of the show.  So we hung their Fun with Fish bowls.  I don't teach Kindergarten....didn't leave those wee ones out on purpose.

2nd grade also made the project that inspired my "Special" team's costumes for the evening.  Wait til you see!!  Check back next week.  I plan to share projects we are working on weekly if I can!  Hope you are all doing well.  Things are calming down here in the Horne house.  Well, maybe a little anyways. 


Artsy Matilda said...

I surely hope the school, the PTA, the student body and the entire community know how blessed they are to have you and your creative genius inspiring those children! I would have LOVED to have had a school as beautifully decorated and with such creative displays as these pictures portray. GREAT job, Jenni. You are such a shiny and precious gem! Thank you for sharing! xoxo

Beth said...

Congratulations on the new job! I didn't know that you were going to teach! I know that you are a great art teacher with your creative ideas and energy.
I've never taught the little ones, but it looks like you are having a lot of fun with them. I started another blog for my art teaching experiences last spring and have found many art teachers that have blogs too. Hope you are having a great year!

Dianne said...

These works are wonderful and so special! This school is lucky to have such an inspiring art teacher as you!

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