Emergency art lessons… pretty cool stuff

The school system in Anchorage has a pdf online for emergency art lessons.  There's a lesson for each greade k - 6. Here's an  example of a 4th Grade lesson: SUBSTITUTE TEACHER EMERGENCY LESSON Drawing Grade Level: 4 Objective: Abstracting objects Materials: White drawing paper, 11 x11" Black fine point drawing pens Crayons Objects to draw:... Continue Reading →

A filler – for the art lesson that wasn’t long enough for a few students…

Some kids are done... What do I do?...  I need a quick sub plan... I'm sick as a dog today... Here's an idea. Inspired by this Flickr find. Here is a great site for grid paper.  Who knew this was even out there?  How cool!  (click here) A couple of suggestions about presenting this lesson. make... Continue Reading →

To Spin or not to Spin?

Paper plate spin art without the spinner     Choose any paint you have on hand and have the child put dabs or lines of paint colors on the paper plate. Next, invite the child to flip the paper plate over on a large sheet of paper. Then press down firmly with one hand and... Continue Reading →

Apple Crate to Monet Masterpiece

Monet Lily Ponds FINALLY, a use for the apple crates I gathered from the grocery! These have been stashed on the top shelf in the art room for a year!!! YAY!! I love Claude Monet.  I love teaching students about him and his art work.  I came up with the idea to paint a Monet... Continue Reading →

Would you like fries with that?

Texture, balance and variety were elements students concentrated on as they created this collage of a big sandwich! You may want to refer to Claes Oldenburg and go for a Pop Art theme on this lesson. Here is a link to some other Food artists, both modern and classic. You need: half a piece of... Continue Reading →

Costumes

I can't find them all, but I've been having fun making costumes for 17 years. I confess, buying them has become more frequent.

Cakes

I like to make cakes. Once I find the pictures of all the Cub Scout and Birthday cakes... I'll post them.  

Some photos I’m proud of!

Road Construction by the kids school Buddhist Temple in Escondido San Diego - Balboa Park Berry picking in Washington Mr. Chocolate himself The Getty in LA The train in Oceanside San Juan Capistrano -

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