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Paintbrush Rocket | Second & Third Grade Lessons
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Second & Third Grade Lessons

When you teach 585+ students every four days, you find strategies to do things quick & easy, yet keeping the creative integrity. When I teach ceramics, I usually finish the clay with acrylic paint.  Glaze would be nice, but it is expensive and a lot...

Every year, right before the holiday break, I have a week of clay making for my students.  We discuss functional art and how ceramics has a HUGE impact on our lives.  I tell them, "we all come into contact with ceramics every single day...

These 3rd Grade Ton Schulten Tree-scapes are another favorite of mine.  This is a great lesson for teaching value mixing and complementary color mixing.  First week is value, for the sky. Second week we used orange or yellow-orange with blue-blue violet for the ground.  Then...

Ton Schulten is one of my all time favorite artists! I discovered him years ago when I found a calendar full of his paintings when visiting the Toledo Museum of Art.  I was hooked!  I love his amazing colors and abstract style.  I created a...

Every year for the last 15 years since Square 1 Art has been in existence, I have participated in this fundraiser. It is an easy to manage and has raised my classroom a TON of money.  What is a ton?  over $25,000!  I teach in...

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