Saturday, May 31, 2014

Pre-k Planters

We had these plain planters in front of our school that needed to be spruced up. 

Pre-k students had a hand in making them more colorful.

Welcome to Tate Woods!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Circle Paintings

First graders learned about concentric circles and created these wonderful circle paintings. 

First they drew their circles with crayon then they filled in with watercolor paint. 

The background unified and completed their composition.

Here they are stacked up on the drying rack.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

To all the moms out there - your children drew a portrait of you in art class for mother's day.

Do you recognize yourself?
Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, April 27, 2014


Visit my other blog to read about my visit to Crone Middle School in Naperville where I taught middle school students how to create zentangles!

Monday, April 21, 2014


Second graders are learning how to weave using colorful yarn...

and cardboard looms

The art room is almost silent with intense concentration while they are doing this because in the beginning, it's very difficult. However, once they get it, they love to weave!

The finished weavings. 

You can make an easy cardboard loom at home with cut notches at the top and bottom, 
thread with yarn and you're ready to weave. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

New Rug

Thank you Mrs. Gosselink for the beautiful new rug in the art room. Each wall in the art room is painted a different color - blue, orange, green and yellow and the tables are color coded in the colors of the rainbow - red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. Now this beautiful rug truly makes this the colorful art room!

People's Choice Winners

Visit the Lisle library during the month of April to see the winners of the People’s Choice voting from the Lisle School District 202 art show held on March 21st and 22nd. The 12 winners, grades 1 through 12 are on display in the vestibule of the library in the show case. Below are the winners from Tate Woods.

Painted Owl
Michaela T.
First Grade

Starry Night
Kaitlyn E.
Second Grade