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.

Friday, June 9, 2017


At the end of the school year, I had some of my fourth and fifth graders paint this chair.  This was a fun filler project to help fill time the last two week of school. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Art Show!

 Here are some photos of our school wide art show.  Every students from PreK- 5th grade had one piece of artwork in the art show.  There were about 720 works of art on display.
This show doubled as a fundraiser. We used a company called Artome to frame the artwork.  It was really simple.  Basically, I sent artwork to Artome, which I labeled by student name, grade, and class.  They framed the artwork, and brought it the night of the show.  Artome even set the entire show up for me.  We sold the frames for $25 dollars a piece, and parents were able to take their child's framed artwork home that night.  After the show was over, Artome dismantled the entire show and mailed the unsold artwork back to the school about two weeks later.  Artome only charged us for the frames that were sold.

The art show turned out great, and we did end up raising a good amount of money for the school!  If you are looking for an simple way to do an art show for a large school, I would definitely recommend Artome.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Plaster Wrap Sculptures, 5th Grade

Every year I try to have my students create sculptures from recycled materials.  Usually we do it with papermache. However, this year, I thought I would try plaster wrap instead.  I LOVED plaster wrap, because it was easy to clean up and dried quickly.
Students began by creating sculptures out of bottles, foil, cardboard, and other recycled materials. After this, students covered their sculptures in plaster wrap.   Lastly, students painted their sculptures with tempera paint.
I think these turned out Wonderful!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

County Art Show

Every year my county has a big art show and every school has a display. Here is my school's display for this year.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Ceramics Club

I have been teaching a ceramics club every Thursday after school.  This week they finished making boxes in the shape of cake slices.  Here are the results.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Jazz, 2nd and 3rd grade

 My 2nd and 3rd graders have recently been learning about how to show motion in art.  This lesson focused on jazz music.  Students listened to music, and then created a piece of art to show the movement of the music.

2nd graders created their Jazz artwork out of cut paper.
3rd graders created a painting.  
Both grades did a great job on this assignment!

Monday, December 19, 2016

School Weaving

My school has been working on a recycling theme this year.  For the last few months, students have been learning about being Green and doing cross-curricular assignments based on this theme.   To tie into this, I had my art students collect scraps of fabric.  Most of the fabric came from old clothes, blankets, or sheets.  We then weaved it through chicken wire.  Here are the results.  

 In order to involve all students, I had each student weave one strip of fabric.  The idea is to have the entire school involved in the weaving.  The weaving will be displayed in the school when it is finished.