- Cobb Elementary School
- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of every day life." ~Pablo Picasso
2019-2020 Memory BooksPosted by Lindsey White on 5/11/2020
Well, it's finally here - our end of the year project!!!
As some of you may know and remember - I like to make Memory Books as an end of the year project with my students!
Supplies Needed -
- one sheet of rectangular paper (computer paper is fine, so is bigger construction paper, OR even a poster size page...white or light color is recommended so you can see your words and drawings better...)
- coloring supplies - markers, crayons, colored pencils, gel pens, etc. (optional)
We fold the booklets out of one sheet of paper and fill them out however you would like according to what YOU want to remember about the school year...
I have attached 2 YouTube videos to show you how to fold the paper into the booklet.
*Both videos show the same thing, one just has words and is longer in case the shorter one is too difficult to follow...
https://youtu.be/53fxzMLbFm0 (verbal directions)
https://youtu.be/21qi9ZcQVto (shorter, silent version)
After you fold the booklet - you design a cover and then decide what you'd like on the inside...here are some cool ideas for ways to divide your pages as well as topics of interest and examples...SORRY, I COULDN'T GET THE IMAGES TO TURN CORRECTLY!
HAVE FUN MAKING YOUR 2019-2020 MEMORY BOOKS!!!
Save them somewhere special, and you can look back at them in the future to see how much you've changed...
I just want all of you students to know how very proud I am of you...for accepting these changes, for the sacrifices you've made, for being strong, and for trying your best!
You are all such a joy to teach, and I couldn't feel more honored or privileged to be a part of your lives!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart,
P.S. - I can't wait to see most of y'all in the Art Room next year!
HAVE A SAFE AND WONDERFUL SUMMER!!!
Mother's Day Cards!!!Posted by Lindsey White on 5/4/2020
Mother's Day is THIS SUNDAY, May 10, 2020!!!
Normally we'd be finishing up our Mother's Day projects, but since we can't be together, I thought I'd put up some fun card making lessons for this week.
I was talking to one of my other art teacher friends (who happens to work at McMullan Elementary), and she told me that she'd made a video and power point slide show with lots of different types of cards for all levels of artists!
Here are the links to her YouTube video and her slide show...
Want More? Check out these different ways to fold a card:*Simple DIY Pop Up Card for Kids
AND a couple other folding options...
Here are a few additional fun card ideas...(*These are probably best for the older kiddos...)*DIY Pull Tab Origami Envelope Card | Letter Folding Origami | birthday Card | Greeting Card |
*Pop-Up Card Flower - Tutorial: Paper Blossom
Want More? Check out these videos with real greeting card artists:Lynn Giunta: Hallmark Artist and happy maker
Hallmark Artist Flora Chang Influenced By Japanese Character Design
Want More? Check out these books:
“The Day it Rained Hearts”
By Felicia Bond
"The Day the Crayons Quit"
By Drew Dewalt
"Splat Says Thank You!"
by Rob Scotton
"Thank you Day" Daniel Tiger Book
I love seeing the work that you do!
Feel free to take a picture of yourself with any art projects you may create and send them to me through email at:
*Be sure to get your parents permission before sending pictures on the internet.
Go design your cards, happy creating!!
And HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL OUR MOMS!!!
With MUCH love and respect,
Salt Dough Sculpture Week!!!Posted by Lindsey White on 4/26/2020
Hey My AWESOME Cougars,
It's Sculpture Week with Ms. White!!!
BUT don't worry if you don't have Play-Dough or modeling clay at home - I'm sending you a recipe for how to make Homemade Salt Dough that will harden!!!
But before we get into the creating part of the assignment, I want you to take a few minutes to look over this slide show I created, showing 20 cool sculptures from all over the world!!
(Your scultpure creations don't have to look anything like these - I just thought they were fun to look at!)
After you've looked at some of the great masterpieces - I want you to create your own salt dough sculptures!!!
You can use this recipe to create your own salt dough...note - many of the activity videos listed below have different recipe ideas as well...the basic ingredients are the same - salt, flour, and water (sometimes vegetable or canola oil as well, depends on the recipe)
*If you enter "how to make salt dough" or "how to make air dry clay" on YouTube - SOOOOO MANY OPTIONS will pop up. Ingredient list may vary, but most of the recipes are simple, with few ingredients.
Here are some activities for you to try with your salt dough...
Simple Pinch Pot (K-2) - https://youtu.be/A0U_OzzhaQw
Salt Dough Flowers (3-5) - https://youtu.be/Ty6LeUrlZLo
Cool Handprint Stepping Stones (K-5) - https://youtu.be/UgRs3pXNW0E
Ornaments using Cookie Cutters (K-5) - https://youtu.be/Kf5qI1ftqVQ
*NOTE - YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE CHRISTMAS COOKIE CUTTERS - You can use any kind of cookie cutter you want and make fun ornaments to hang up for any/all holidays or just for fun...HINT - Mother's Day is in 2 weeks - you could make hearts or hand prints...
I hope you all enjoy playing with the salt dough!
It's a fun way to pass the time when you're bored!
Once the clay is COMPLETELY DRY you can decorate it with paint or markers.
Send me pics of your creations - I'd love to see them!
LOVE AND MISS ALL OF MY AWESOME COUGARS!
Vincent Van Gogh Week!!!Posted by Lindsey White on 4/20/2020
Hey Hey Cobb Cougars!!!
This week we're going to take a deeper look into the life, art, and legacy of Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh! (He painted the famous portrait - Starry Night (see below) and hundreds of others!)
Below you will find several links to videos and art lessons centered around this AMAZING artist...Enjoy!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lGEvm1Lve0 - Mati and Dada video (K-2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBLvusSwHRk - Van Gogh video (3-5th) - This video is a little bit longer and parts of it may not be suitable for little ones as it discusses Van Gogh's suicide.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz908BHg55Y - PBS video about the Starry Night painting and details about Van Gogh
TO VISIT - VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP TO...THE VAN GOGH MUSEUM IN THE NETHERLANDS!
https://360stories.com/amsterdam/story/van-gogh-museum - I went on this website, and it was a great tour of the museum...Hint - click on the floor arrows and be ready to move your mouse up and down...moving through the museum was kinda tricky at first, and there is some reading involved - but only read about the paintings you really like!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLNU6dPi93s - This is an AWESOME "How to create your own StarryNight" crayon and watercolor paint masterpiece! (If you don't have watercolor paint - you can always use a little bit of water and food color to create your own!)
https://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/whats-on/children-and-families/van-gogh-colouring-pages - Here are some cool Van Gogh Coloring sheets that you can print and color with whatever colors YOU want to! (*Printer required.)
https://www.playideas.com/25-van-gogh-inspired-art-projects-kids/ - Here are 25 different project ideas for creating your own version of Van Gogh masterpieces!!! (Supply requirements may vary, please check each one out before you start your project!)
I hope you enjoy learning about the life and work of artist extraordinaire Vincent Van Gogh!!! If you'd like to show me YOUR own renditions of Van Gogh insipired masterpieces - please email me pics!!!
Love and Miss All of You!!!
COVID-19 Awareness Contest and At Home Art Project!!!Posted by Lindsey White on 4/14/2020
Hello Cobb Cougars and Parents!!!
I hope everyone had a very fun, safe, and HAPPY EASTER!!!
My daughter had fun hunting for eggs in our house (haha, we are still missing 2!)
All in all, it's been a very fulfilling holiday weekend at the White House (my house!)
I know that some of you may be getting tired of being at home and not being able to go out and see your friends. This Coronavirus pandemic has been a difficult adjustment for most of the entire world, and I'm proud of everyone for doing your part to be strong and make the necessary changes to keep you and your family safe!
This week, I thought we'd take a moment to think about the things we're grateful for...and how we can take some time to send postitive messages to others.
Here is an article about an 11 year old girl who makes "positivity posters" and shares them with her neighborhood...Now, please don't get me wrong here - I"M NOT SUGGESTING THAT YOU WALK AROUND YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND PUT POSTERS ON OTHER PEOPLE'S MAILBOXES...BUT I DO think that you could make posters for your windows and doors. This may help a neighbor out walking their dog or the mailman or anyone else that drives by and needs to see a positive message...I've also included a photo of the positivity poster on MY front door as an example of what you can make...
I also found an article about a Texas Art Teacher who created a sidewalk chalk positivity mural on her sidewalk...this would also be a fun way to put your message out there...
You could write it on your fence boards with chalk (Sorry I don't have a pic to go with that one! ***ALSO ASK YOUR PARENTS PERMISSION BEFORE DRAWING ON YOUR FENCE!!!)
The 2nd thing I wanted to share with you this week is a COVID-19 Mental Health Contest. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PARTICIPATE! I just wanted to pass this along for anyone wanting a competitive art challenge...I would LOVE to see your entry, if you do participate, of course!!!
Did you know the month of May is Mental health awareness month? Well, it is, and CSBH (The Center for School Behavioral Health at MHA of Greater Houston) is offereing you an opportunity to enter an art contest to help raise awareness about the importance of protecting childrens mental health!
The art will be featured in an on-line gallery on Mental Health America of Greater Houston’s Facebook Page. Prizes will be awarded to winning artwork.
If you want to enter the contest pieces can be drawings, collage, mixed media, mosaics, needlework, paint, photography, or sculpture but it must be a students own work and should showcase your best awesome artists skills.
Please read the contest details below and let me know if you plan to enter the contest. If you would like help entering the contest I am more than happy to help you. You can contact me via email - firstname.lastname@example.org - with any questions.
The theme: Art in the Face of COVID-19
- Participants must be 5 to 20 years old
- Each piece must be original
- Only one submission per youth
- Although the theme has shifted we realize some have created pieces related to the original theme ‘What My Feelings Look Like’ and we will still accept these pieces as well.
- Pieces can be collage, mixed media, drawings, mosaics, needlework, paint, photography, or sculpture
How to Enter:
- Email a scanned or photographed copy of the art piece and a completed consent form to email@example.com
- The consent form can be printed, completed, then scanned, or it can be completed in Word and sent
- Pieces can be scanned or photographed (please send high resolution photos so people can see the work as clearly as possible; please do not send us the actual art as we, like many other businesses, are working remotely)
- We will accept pieces through Friday, May 8th at 5 PM CST
- Winners of the following categories will each receive via mail a $50 Texas Art Supply Gift Card!
- Most Likes (piece which receives the most likes in our virtual gallery; winner selected on Friday, May 15th)
- Thinking Outside the Box
- Moved Beyond Words
- Most Innovative Approach
- Parents may submit art on behalf of their children
- Pieces may not contain vulgar language, nudity, or lewd/suggestive images or phrases
Check out contest on the Mental Health of Greater Houston webpage here:
View contest rules the consent form here:
As always, if you feel like participating in our POSITIVITY WEEK Art challenges, please send me a photo of you and your artwork, and let me know if it's ok for me to post your work on our school's Twitter account...I know Mrs. Castelline would love to see your work and show it off to the whole district!!!
Still missing and loving all of you to pieces!!!
Draw, Draw, Draw!!!Posted by Lindsey White on 4/5/2020 4:00:00 PM
This week's additional resources are going to be about drawing!!!
I'm listing a week's worth of drawing exercises as well as a 25 Day Drawing Challenge!
You DO NOT have to do everything I've listed. I just wanted to give you as many drawing ideas as possible...
Also, just for fun - if you go to YouTube (with your parent/guardian permission, of course) - and type in " Easy How to Draw _____ (type in whatever you want to learn how to draw) - you will most likely find a video that will help you learn how to step-by-step draw almost anything you can think of!!!
You can also type "step by step drawing ____ (whatever you want to draw) on Google (click Images tab), and it will have the print out version, rather than video.
*If you have any questions or want to show me your work, please email me at - firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss and love you all!!!
One Week Art Challenge!
Rules: Try to check off everything on the list. You don’t have to do it all at once, instead just do a little each day at your own pace. You can go in any order that you wish and you may use any materials available to you- even if they’re not traditional Art materials. It’s okay to make mistakes, the important thing is that you are creating something!
𝥁 Imaginary pet: What if you could keep an imaginary creature such as a dragon or unicorn as a pet? Draw or sculpt you and your imaginary pet doing something together such as going for a walk or playing outside.
𝥁 String Challenge: Find a fairly long (3-4 feet) piece of string and use it to create a picture of your shoe on a paper or piece of cardboard. Take a picture when you’re finished. Don’t forget details like eyelets, stains, wrinkles, laces, etc. No cutting the string so plan your lines carefully!
𝥁 No Peeking: Draw a picture of your hand without looking at the paper. Add as many details as possible such as fingernails, the creases where your joints are, hair, scars, etc. Don’t cheat by looking at the paper!
𝥁 Speed Challenge: Get someone in your family to strike a pose for you. Now set a timer such as a kitchen timer or a timer on your phone for fifteen seconds and try to draw them before time runs out. After making five drawings, reduce the time to ten seconds and make three more.
𝥁 Scavenger Hunt: Choose one of the following famous artists. Learn three facts about them and find three works of art made by them. Draw a picture in the style of whichever artist you chose.
Leonardo DaVinci, Rembrandt, Titian, Francisco Goya, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, Man Ray, Henri Matisse, Roy Lichtenstein, Jackson Pollock, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Diego Rivera, Georgia O'Keeffe, Lee Krasner, Chuck Close, Edward Gorey, Rufino Tamayo, or Manuel Álvarez Bravo
𝥁 Art Show: Hang up all the artwork that you have made this week and show it off to your family.
Color Theory Week ART ACTIVITIES!!!Posted by Lindsey White on 3/28/2020This week we are going to focus on Color Theory!!!* How do colors mix together to create other colors???* What are the Primary Colors?* What are the Secondary Colors?* What is a Color Wheel and How do I make one?I've listed 3 YouTube Links below to help you answer these questions...as well as a fun Science/Art Experiment you can do at home!If you do not have internet access right now, I've also attached copies of art textbook pages to help you learn more about colors.Feel free to do any of the suggested projects in the book, or listed below.HAPPY COLOR CREATING!!!https://youtu.be/eGrGkJtSLsk - The Color Wheel Song (All grades)https://youtu.be/N8yuyekP_So - Basic Color Theory Song (All grades)https://youtu.be/fph81KVY6f8 - Advanced Color Theory Song (Grades 3-5)https://youtu.be/9EUfVIon6t8 - Walking Water - This is a super fun, cool, easy, (and smARTsy) SCIENCE EXPERIMENT that you can do to show how colors mix together to create other colors!!! (Don't try this without talking to your parent or guardian about it first!!!) You will need: 7 clear cups or jars, food coloring, and 4 paper towels*After you watch these videos, you can create your own color wheel using whatever supplies you have at home...or you can just play with color mixing and create your own masterpiece!Ideas: Paper plates, notebook paper, computer paper, crayons, markers, paint, (if you don't have any of these - you can make paint using a small amount of water and a few drops of food coloring - Ask parents for help with this, or at least tell them your plan before making your own paint!!! If you don't have paint brushes, you can use Q-tips or cotton balls)http://scrapbookcoloring.com - You can also practice you color wheel/advanced colory theory knowledge on this fun online coloring book website!!!Feel free to take a picture or video of yourself with your Color Theory Science or Art Projects and email them to me at -I am working on setting up a Class DoJo account, but until I figure out how to get it up and running for the entire school, I think using email would be easiest for you to show me your work.Missing you all like crazy!!!