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

Friday, March 28, 2014


First graders listened to the book Swimmy by Leo Lionni for inspiration. They learned how to make a collage using colored tissue adhered with a watery glue. Then they used a stencil and tempera paint 
to create their school of fish.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Jelly Fish

First and second graders continue to explore the ocean in preparation for the learning fair in April. 
They used coffee filters, water soluble markers and spray bottles to create these colorful jelly fish. 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Student Art Show

This weekend Lisle School District 202 hosted the 6th annual student art show. About 200 pieces of art created by students in grades 1 through 12 were on display Friday and Saturday nights at the high school in conjunction with the spring play. 
Art teachers Mrs. Frueh, Mrs. McIntyre, Miss Williams and Mrs. Hardy. 
Below is the wonderful art created by my first and second grade students - enjoy!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sea Shells

Second graders are getting ready for the spring learning fair.


They used liquid watercolor and gravity to blend a watery background for their shell portraits. 

Then they looked at shells and used colored pencils and chalk pastel.