February 8, 2011

Art Lesson Crazy Quilts

These Crazy Quilts were inspired by Painted Paper's version. If you've been reading you can see I've been a little inspired by crazy quilts. Check out this post and this post. I am always attracted to art with a lot of soul and creativity. This style of quilting allows for a lot of freedom and creativity. My bilingual fifth graders were instantly curious about the big, colorful quilt hanging in the room. Whenever kids are inspired by something I definitely try to pursue it. Painted Papers crazy quilt lesson was a perfect way to practice color mixing, patterning, vocabulary and using rulers. Thanks again Laura! You can see how much fun my fifth graders had painting paper quilts!

Perfect display for before maternity leave. Totally captures the energy of these fifth graders.
Sorry I forgot to take a picture of the other side of the case where more are displayed.









17 comments:

theartofeducation said...

Look who gave you a shout out on The Teaching Palette!...(In the comments section).. It may not be posted yet, but it will be! You rock, girl!
Jessica
http://theteachingpalette.com/2011/02/09/50-art-blogs-you-dont-want-to-miss/

Angie said...

I'm a quilter, too, so I love seeing how people teach quilting in their classes.

Mrs. Art Teacher said...

That is a neat display case where you can show stuff on both sides. I wish we had one of those!

Phyl said...

They're beautiful -such rich colors. Is it tempera w/oil pastel patterns? They remind me of a framed piece of art on my wall, done by my son in maybe 3rd grade - lots of patches of color mixing, with oil pastel designs everywhere.

Janie B said...

Interesting effects. Love the bright colors.

Blue-Bird said...

Oh, I love this idea!

Paintedpaper said...

Erica, Thanks for the kind words! I love, (envy, desire) that display space! I really like the results of the oil pastels on them! :)

Snippety Gibbet said...

Ooooooh, showcase! I am going to put this over on my bulletin board blog and link back to here. I hope you don't mind. Let me know if you do. jan

www.bulletinboardstoremember.blogspot.com

Snippety Gibbet said...

http://bulletinboardstoremember.blogspot.com/2011/02/crazy-quilt-showcase.html

..........blog post link for this showcase

Southern Gal Organics said...

I love that this lesson can be done with smaller paper. The art budget has been slashed and this is a great way to add a lot of color to the school hall, keep it fairly cheap and learn a lot too. Love it!
(saw you on the teaching palette)

Art Project Girl said...

It is oil pastels on tempera. I love the effect I'm sure you've all done it before but I discovered it on accident! The kids were running out of time (after spending two hours painting the squares and mixing colors, many are new to the school and have not worked in paint it seems) and we wouldn't have time to paint the details/patterns on the top. So I started to pass out oil pastels. Much less frustrating to for smaller details!

The display case is amazing. I need to keep it looking beautiful. We have a newly renovated school. That display case is in the middle of the this huge main cooridor with vaulted ceilings and skylights. Last year the whole entry way was glassed in for security purposes with special glass. The middle area was made with the purpose of a story, performance area. . . there are stairs where kids can sit and a sunken area where someone can perform, and the display case on the side. . . but nobody uses it! I think to bring my class there one day for a change of scenery but it is such a weird space. They actually made all this empty space instead of a cafeteria and proper kitchen! We eat hotdogs on styrofoam trays but there is a beautiful foyer! So don't be too jealous Laura!

Thanks for all the comments it was a lot of fun and thanks again LAURA from painted paper.

Paintedpaper said...

OK, now I am REALLY jealous! Vaulted ceilings, large corridor! What? We have 2 long hallways so there is always a wind tunnel :( After today -15 was blowing down the hallways along with some snow!!! Your display area looks so cozy and inviting! I love my school just not the front doors and the main entrance. STILL JEALOUS, a girl can dream can't she :) Thanks for sharing :)

Ms. Julie's Place said...

I am doing quilts with my classes right now as well. I have been exploring the link between math and art. Quilts are great for explaining fractions and how the same fraction can look totally different in a visual pattern. Thanks for reminding me about the "stitches" though. That does add quite a lot of impact.

Lori- funart4kids.blogspot.com said...

I love these...the colors, the way they all connect for a final piece! Neat! Thanks so much for sharing....and WE BETTER SEE A PICTURE OF STELLA at some point. Our blog circle is like "family."

Mike said...

These are awesome! I've done these with different printed patterned paper, but I love the idea of kids making their own patterns!

Hannah- Art.Paper.Scissors.Glue! said...

Woops! Sorry... I'm on my husband's computer and it has automatically logged me into his google account. That last comment was from me, Hannah, from Art. Paper. Scissors- tee hee! :-)

Amy O'H. said...

Wow- how creative! I'm always inspired by the creativity of kids!