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Second & Third Grade Lessons

Day of the Dead Calacas Portraits can be created so many ways!  I have two versions here.  My favorite is the one right below.  My students start by trace and cut a skull pattern and then cut flower eyes, nose and teeth with construction.      ...

Both these projects are inspired by artist Danny Phillips.  I discovered Danny on  He has a shop full of inspiring beach scenes that remind me of my childhood.  His mixed media collages are unique and make me so happy!  In fact, I purchased a Rainbow Lighthouse...

I love Georgia O'Keeffe's large flower paintings.  They are great for teaching ANALOGOUS COLORS and VALUE.  I have the students start with a white 18x18 square. We draw the flower as big as the paper. We start with a circle close to the center, and...