Get a new roll please?!

This post is a borderline craft - but what art isn't? Reusing and repurposing items is a wonderful way to teach students how to re-use materials while teaching art. You may look at this picture and see a possible lesson incorporating Monet, Van Gogh or O'Keeffe. Why not discover a modern way to interpret this floral lesson by... Continue Reading →

Let us attempt to see… what Delaunay saw!

Sonia and Robert Delaunay A lesson to use Watercolor Crayons (yay!) Grade: 3-5 Orphism or Orphic Cubism Art Deco Era Sonia Delaunay was a ground-breaking female artist who made some wonderful abstract paintings known for their rhythm and color.  Orphism was an art movement started by artists Robert and Sonia Delanuay in the early 1900's as a... Continue Reading →

Pop Art Food – Clay Cupcakes

Clay Cupcake Lesson Claes Oldenburg, Pop Art, Sculpture Artist Bio and Installations Pop Art is big and colorful.  First, students make the bottom of the cupcake. It may be useful to use silicone cupcake liners that are re-usable. They make a pinch pot and then press it into the mold. Turn it upside down to peel the... Continue Reading →

A Prayer for World Peace with Picasso

I scanned this lesson. It comes from the files I brought from California. Thank you Janice Arcaro for being a fantastic mentor! With reference to passing around the "peace" languages sheets, please follow this link: Prayer for World Peace Picasso painted several doved, here is some information on him and his artwork: http://www.biographyonline.net/artists/pablo-picasso.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picasso http://lisawallerrogers.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/picassos-peace-dove/... Continue Reading →

Art Lesson Guidelines

If you submit a lesson, please include the following: Project Title Artist, Artwork, Style/Era, Medium, Focus Grade Level Project Description Pictures or Samples Number of helpers needed, How much time (# of days) needed Step by Step Project Instructions Materials needed for _____ students Links to Artist biography, history of time period, history & description... Continue Reading →

Martha, Martha, Martha…

Giant Paper Poppy Flower Decoration The Martha Stewart Show, May 2009 I'm taking this one straight from Martha. It's more craft than art - they're just so similar! I imagine decorating an art show with these. Tools and Materials Petal template Heavy card stock Scissors Canson colored artist paper in a variety of colors Scissors... Continue Reading →

Under-the-Sea Chalk and Glue Drawings

Under-the-Sea Chalk and Glue Drawings I discovered this lesson while browsing the internet. Thank you Deep Space Sparkle!! Let me know if you can think of a master-work connection. Beasts of the Sea by Matisse? This lesson is aimed at fourth grade students, but could be used for a fifth and sixth as well. For... Continue Reading →

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