I am an art teacher with the Fairfield Community Schools teaching grades K through 5. I enjoy working with the children and helping them learn to use the creative side of their brain. I hope you enjoy my blog and seeing a bit of what we work on in the art classes.

Monday, December 30, 2013

How about a lesson on drawing a box?

Here is a fun video by Mark Kistler on youtube. Would you like to be able to draw three dimensional looking box? Mr. Kistler has been doing drawing lessons for many years. (He may even be older than Mrs. Finney. Imagine that?) Enjoy this lesson and you can learn a lot! Also, you can make your box contain something different than his box contains. How about a baby dragon or a puppy coming out? You get to decide. Have fun with your artwork.


More Web Art Fun: Bomomo

Here is an amazingly fun site that enables you to do some special electronic "art": Bomomo. I never know quite what it is going to look like, but you might get really good at it, if you have the time. You click below the frame on a paint effect and then click in the picture where you want it to go. Move your mouse around and prepare to be amazed! Poof! You are the master artist and you don't have any clean up! If you want to you can erase and restart, save, or you can even just change the sort of effect you are doing and pile one on another. You can work until your old art work is covered up, or combine effects to make strange wonderful creations. You can create with this and have a lot of fun! Happy computer painting, from Mrs. Finney. Click on the link below


Thursday, December 5, 2013


One of my favorites for winter is this snowdays page where you can create a snowflake and then watch it fall. Happy winter, everybody!