Saturday, October 13, 2012

A Moonlit Hallow's Eve

Did you notice the moods this week were, how shall I say, "spirited?"  I was also being attacked by this luring spirit, so what does a teacher do to get back on track?
One word: ART
Roll out the butcher paper and roll up them sleeves. 

Time to release those spooky behaviors into a Halloween abstract painting that is sure to catch your eye!  I remembered seeing a beautiful Halloween project over at Sandra's Savvy Teaching Tips..


I could not find the crafty little haunted houses to go with the project, but after all was said and done, I think the paintings express EXACTLY what the kids were feeling at that time...  Take a peek at our debut of "A Moonlit Hallow's Eve".  On exhibit now, at a hallway near you!  

PS~ The kids would tell you that our inspiration was Eric Carle and Van Gogh. Can you spot both techniques?

tempera paint
8 x 14 white construction paper
Black poster-size construction paper for backing
Black Sharpies for spooky figure silhouettes 
Gold Sharpies for the little artist signatures


  1. Those are absolutely beautiful and creepy all at the same time. I love them!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. Thanks for the kind words on my blog. I just posted up the source for my work Check out my blog for the link to another great Art Teaching blog.

  3. Those turned out beautifully Julie!

  4. I love how these turned out! They are beautifully unique! Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower. :-)

  5. Beautiful. We did a similar project in class this week.
    Chickadee Jubilee


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