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Launching Your Creative Confidence Through Art Exploration!

  • First…. MY STUDENTS LOVE THIS PROJECT SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!! This is a fantastic way to teach tint and tone.  I am sure there are better ways to draw this, but this is my strategy…. I created a pattern for students to trace.  Line it up at......

  • I love Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night so much and wanted to have some fun with it this fall.  So… in the spirit of Halloween, we made our Starry Night’s SPOOK-tacular! Week 1 –  We started the sky with yellow tempera and TINTED with white for stars.......

  • Wow!  This is it! My new favorite project of the year!  Students LOVED it, and I LOVED teaching it!  Don’t you think that is the best part of our jobs! We get to be soooo excited about something and share our enthusiasm with our students.  Here......

  • I love this project for drawing FORM on a 2D surface.  Highlight and shadow… blending analogous colors… so fun!  I prefer this project on blue and purple construction paper.  Black glue and chalk are SOOOO nice together! We start by tracing 6″ circles… three on the paper......

  • These are nothing more than tempera cakes on watercolor paper and black India ink.  We looked at some spooky illustrations and did a practice drawing.  Students could make anything, they could go Halloween, Day of the Dead or Fall Harvest.  They all really went their......

  • Camouflage can be in any colors!  And not just for hunters!  This is a great lesson to teach CONTRAST and lack of contrast. We were inspired by Jasper John’s and his camouflage numbers. I did give the students numbers to trace.  They were very thankful.......

  • This was a very expressive project!!! Next time I teach it, I will try to be sure to get more pictures of the process.  But for now, this has been a very creative lesson, my 5th and 6th grade studio art students loved it!  Enjoy......

  • This is a very simple materials project that is a crowd pleaser.  I have made these Happy & Sad Clown stick puppets with my Kindergarteners many times, always a success! I pre-trace an 11″ circle on two papers for my students.  We draw these either......

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