The most fun. Ever!

The best part of this lesson was watching the kids. Ani Hoover is a new favorite of mine. http://www.flandersartgallery.com/artistprofile/ani-hoover I talked to the kids about modern artists. They're alive! And.... They don't always use brushes and paper. Ani Hoover uses spray paint, PVC pipes, templates and makes her own "paper". Finally, I found a use … Continue reading The most fun. Ever!

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Painting like Dale Chihuly

A fantastic Lesson from Pepperpaints Painting Like Dale Chihuly Chihuly is well know for his glass works but his paintings and his painting style is also impressive. Click the picture below to see a few google images of his paintings To mimic Chihuly’s style of painting we layered paint on to canvas through several steps. … Continue reading Painting like Dale Chihuly

Don’t cry over spilled paint

Let gravity do the work - Pendulum painting I remember playing with those plastic disks with the pencil holes in them. How precise and careful you had to be to exert the perfect amount of pressure to keep the cogs of the spirograph from skipping. Spirograph, drip, pendulum, pour...  I've been trying to tie this type … Continue reading Don’t cry over spilled paint

Jellyfish, jelly! fish! in the style of Robert Motherwell

Whenever I hear the word 'jellyfish', I get a song stuck in my head... This little gem is something my kids introduced me to. You'll see why it appeals to them (and me). This fella is rather funny. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iubJ-XSL9go&feature=youtu.be In 1940, a young painter named Robert Motherwell came to New York City and joined a … Continue reading Jellyfish, jelly! fish! in the style of Robert Motherwell

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 Art Lesson Guidelines

Georgie O’Keeffe – Draw Big!

Get a little closer! Georgia O'Keeffe inspired art lessons Georgia O’Keeffe painted flowers up close— you’ve seen her calendar pictures.  Students of any grade can imitate her style.  You can use color or white construction paper and various mediums to create lovely works of art.  Included in this post are some student created “Georgia O’Keefe … Continue reading Georgie O’Keeffe – Draw Big!

A gift for that special someone

© theartofmann.org, 2012.Photo tinting... yo MAMA! (or your dad, or grandparent...) Tinting is a simple technique that challenges students of all ages to pay attention to detail, and even young children can do this project with success. Photo tinting is similar to working with a coloring book, as students will discover as they fill black-and-white … Continue reading A gift for that special someone