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Formally known as, Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, Aminah Robinson has become one of my top 10 favorite artists I teach.  Her artwork is no narrative, students love to see it, hear the story and are ready to create after the incredible visual stimulation of a......

Formally known as, Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, Aminah Robinson has become one of my top 10 favorite artists I teach.  Her artwork is no narrative, students love to see it, hear the story and are ready to create after the incredible visual stimulation of a......

Formally known as, Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, Aminah Robinson has become one of my top 10 favorite artists I teach.  Her artwork is no narrative, students love to see it, hear the story and are ready to create after the incredible visual stimulation of a......

I LOVE Jasper Johns… the texture, the painterly approach.  I usually do not love just primary colors together, but his use of a bit of a red orange and some golden yellows makes me happy… We looked at several works of art by Jasper Johns......

I LOVE teaching this lesson!  But actually, the next several photos are my student teacher, Sara Andrews’, fantastic results teaching it! I like to start with discussing Wassily Kandinsky’s simple shapes and simple lines… how he organizes them and the fact that he like to......

This lesson is completely STOLEN from Julie Werkman, the wonderful art teacher I student taught with 20 years ago. She is the master of this lesson, a highly creative lady who designed beautiful lessons in a Pre-Pinterest world! This lesson takes several classes to complete, however,......

Miro is one of my favorite artists.  I love his playfulness approach with the elements of art. Here are a few of my favorites that inspire the following projects.      Kindergarten Painted Primary Shapes with Printed Lines and Circles      Also in Kindergarten, I......

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.......

I love teaching Day of the Dead!  Sugar Skull are a favorite to make, I have taught them in many ways.  This year I decided to make them BIG and with black glue.  Maybe not the smoothest process, but the end results are great. Day......

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......

This is an all time favorite lesson!  The motivation for this lesson comes from personal experience, an AMAZING visit to Warwick Castle in Warwick, England.  It was a magical day running around a castle, climbing up on the top tower, going down to the creepy......

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......

I LOVE this time of year! I am seriously as excited as my students to begin the annual Spring mural painting!  I am lucky to have this very large space in the halls of my building covered with bulletin boards.  I staple up large banner......

There are now (2) Art Scouts Summer Camps for you to choose from!!!  Bowling Green, Ohio (June 2016)  Franklin, Tennessee (July 2016) Register soon at  http://www.paintedpaperart.com/   I am very excited to be collaborating with this very talented group of ladies! Are you wondering… what......

My students love weaving, boys, girls, they ALL love it! I highly recommend weaving a pouch with 4th grade and up… That is, if you have nice class sizes, (less than 25) and a group of DOERS!  You do not want to do this project......

If you teach the young ones, you have to read this book and create an Arlo.  My students LOVE this book so much, they insist that I read it over and over!  Arlo Needs Glasses is created by author illustrator Barney Saltzberg. It is a......

This has been my new favorite Kinder project this year… one I pulled out of a hat 10 minutes before they were coming.  You know… one of those days you’re sure they were not finished with the last project, but.. the were! I fast… pre-drew......

These Picasso Selfies turned out GREAT! Every single one is framable! That is saying a lot since these classes are 32 students each! 128 fifth graders! We took a look at various Picasso Portraits, Picasso Portraits Prezi.  These are  on bogus paper, black tempera paint......

This lesson is vintage…my mother, Judy Bowerman, taught this lesson and made the printing blocks over 25 years ago! She took a bunch of random rectangle wooden blocks and glued textured wall paper to them with wood glue.  They have lasted this long!!! And now,......

Loose Weaving is a very successful and fun one day project for 4th or 5th graders who have experience weaving.  You can weave with any paper, I chose to use up some of my painting mats and some painted paper I used for a past......

Right before winter break, I had one of those awkward days where I taught one day of students who were done with current projects and not mentally prepared to start anything new.  I was also in need of something more wintery to hang quick.  So….......

I love a beautiful package, so I love to teaching my students to take pride in their gift giving.  Every year I do clay before the holiday’s so students can have a gift to give their family.  While most my students are Christian, I have......

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