Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Here is our bulletin board filled with different peacock related art projects. Our first graders made the large, matted, mixed media peacock paintings using oil pastel and watercolor. If you look closely you will see God's Eyes or Ojo de Dios displayed between the upper peacock paintings. They were made by our 5th and 6th graders. And if you look between the lower peacock paintings you will see small paintings of the eyes of individual peacock feathers made by our 3rd and 4th graders.

The Eye of a peacock feather made by Khailee in 3rd grade. We used pages from an old and decomposing book, "Macbeth" by Shakespeare as our paper for the project. Students used watercolor pencils and drew the eyes of their own, real peacock feather. They were able to look closely at the luminescence and texture of the feathers.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Rainbow de Rio Mosaic Project

This is the North Thorpe Road bridge where the Rainbow de Rio Mosaic Project is taking place.

Here are the first two completed panels, made on-site. Great Blue Herons frequent the nearby Francis Short Pond, so I thought a GBH would be our first critter on the bridge.

We're making progress in the classroom using the indirect method. It's the best way to continue working on the project throughout the winter. This one is a Red-Winged Blackbird.
Another shot of the bridge.

Mexican Hat Flower

Rascally Raccoon!