I am an elementary teacher for CCISD at Whitcomb Elementary School.
I have been a teacher for about 25 years. Part of my career in education has been in the regular classroom in grades 2 and 3. During the last 13 years I have had the wonderful pleasure to be the art teacher at my school. It is in this role that I feel the most comfortable. My students and my colleagues are my extended family. It is with great joy that I introduce my family to the world of art. Each day we explore art and artists together. I believe that my job is to plant little “art seeds” into their brains and hearts and then step back to see what their imaginations can create. Each day is like a blessing to me as I inspire my students to see, hear, feel, smell, and touch fine art works and then take that inspiration and create art. I also enjoy being with other art teachers and sharing what I have to offer and absorbing what they have to share with me. I am an “old dog” but I love learning new things. I wake up each day wondering what I will learn today, what will my kids learn today, what will we create, what great things will my family explore in the wonderful world of art.
1. Razzle My Berries! It’s Strippin’ Time!
Use strips of paper or yarn to create 2D and 3D projects such as quilling, weaving, sculptures, etc.
2. Go Ape over Corrugated Cardboard!
Use corrugated cardboard to create compositions. Mix with other mediums for special effects.
3. Like Crazy, Gnomes and Gnomettes!
Use 3 balls of clay to make “hip” little gnomes and “gnomettes”.
4. Flip out for the real “Magic” marker!
Use roofing felt, soap, and construction paper crayons to do a little magic in your classroom.
5. Like WOW!!! Little Lichtenstein Easels
Glue Popsicle sticks together to make mini easels. Then use a mini piece of matte board to create an art work in the style of Lichtenstein.
6. Great Graters!
Create art using a grater, chalk and glue for some cool effects!
7. Cool Dubuffet Sculptures!
Use blank index cards and black, white, red, and blue markers to create a simple but impressive sculptures.
8. Right O! Sure! It’s “real” leather?
Use masking tape to make masks, vases, or anything in your imagination to look like leather.
9. Make the scene!
Create some HIP reflections or “almost” pointillism art using oil pastels on paper or sandpaper!
10. What’s Buzzin’ Creatures!
Turn shapes into creatures with “unreal” personalities!
- LaNell Clark
- Go Ape Over Corrugated Cardboard!
- Razzle my Berries!
- Like Crazy, Gnomes and Gnomettes!
- Flip out for the real MAGIC marker! Gr 2
- Like WOW!!! Little Lichtenstein Easels (Grade 5)
- Great Graters! (Grade 5)
- Cool Dubuffet Sculptures! Gr. 5
- Right O! Sure! It’s “real” leather?
- Make the Scene Gr.3
- What's Buzzin' Creatures Gr K/1
- Leena Elmore
- Holly Bess Kincaid
- Dawn Laird
- Maryanna Rudecki
- Craig Russell