Recently, I was I am often drawn into Pinterest... In fact, it's a favorite place to find inspiration and feel like I am staying in touch with my artistic self. I see so many awesome lessons by art educators. I had to post about International Dot Day. You see, International Dot Day takes place at … Continue reading Art is Basic on Peter Reynolds
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ART PROJECT FILES – DONE!
It has taken me far too long to get these into the art room cabinet! Nevertheless, here they are! Some of these files hav samples and additional information ipertinent to the project or artist and some are just copies from the binder of lessons we bought. The lessons are sorted by grade: Kindergarten - Blue … Continue reading ART PROJECT FILES – DONE!
CLAY, CLAY, CLAY!
From clay prep, to storage to products and management, gathered in this post are a few tips to help you with your own clayfobia so you may enjoy working with kids and clay. The more prepared you are beforehand, the more smoothly your lesson can go. Prepping The Clay Prepping Clay Balls: Most projects require kids to start with … Continue reading CLAY, CLAY, CLAY!
Planning a year of lessons
Some of the lessons in this plan are from purchased curriculum that our school owns so I won't be able to post them. This is a work in progress, so I'll update and repost as it gets filled. Any ideas??
Spectacular Outdoor Murals Made with Sugar Icing
Just like any cake decorator would, Montreal-based artist Shelley Miller uses sugar icing to create delicate patterns of lines, shapes, and flowers. The one main difference with Miller, though, is that she’s not baking cakes. Miller is an installation artist who creates many of her intricate artworks outside. She uses edible blue paint on white … Continue reading Spectacular Outdoor Murals Made with Sugar Icing
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12 Most Loving Ways to Spark Creativity in Your Child
As I sat in my living room this Sunday, I took a look around me. All around me were people who were, what I like to call - plugged in. One child was using a the laptop, another was on a gameboy, the youngest was playing the xbox and my girl sat wrapped around her kindle. Next to me, my husband was on his laptop and, … Continue reading 12 Most Loving Ways to Spark Creativity in Your Child
Residency 2012: Aborigine Culture, Fabric Painting, Upholstery, Silk Prints
The third grade used toothpicks to make dots with acrylic paint on some lovely fabric. The chair was $20 on craigslist!
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 Martha, Martha, Martha…