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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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

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 Let us attempt to see… what Delaunay saw!

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