Art Teacher Blogs. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! (Winslow Homer)

I am not a very original person. Most of the projects I do are crafted from lessons I photocopied at my first school and have made alterations on. Some I make out of samples of crafts that I could never think of myself. Finally, I love to pull ideas off Pinterest. There are so many... Continue Reading →

Dia de Los Muertos!!

It's October - which means Dia de Los Muertos is right around the corner! I imagine all other parent art volunteers are thinking of what Halloween or fall project to do while I sit here wondering if it's not too soon to start decorating the halls with sparkly Calaveras. Both would be beautiful of course... Continue Reading →

Fostering Creativity

I thought this PBS artice was super inspiring. Creativity is the freest form of self-expression. There is nothing more satisfying and fullfilling for children than to be able to express themselves openly and without judgment. The ability to be creative, to create something from personal feelings and experiences, can reflect and nurture children's emotional health.... Continue Reading →

Mehndi – Henna Tattoo

Mehndi, the art of henna painting on the body, has been practiced in parts of India, Africa and the Middle East for centuries. Henna is a dye procured from a tree: Lawsonia inermis, whose leaves when dried and mixed with boiling water stain the skin with mahogany color. Dried henna plant leaves are made into... Continue Reading →

Abstract Expressionism – Go with it!

Abstract Expressionism has a shared history with the The Great Depression. This art method was a very colorful way to wake up our nation after a long struggle. Artists of that time are many, but few are recognized.  In the lessons below, there are multiple artists' work for you to sample from.   " Abstract... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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