The collage activity I posted about on Cassie Stephens blog

The collage activity I posted about on Cassie Stephens blog

A few weeks ago I wrote a guest post on Cassie Stephens blog. If you want to read what I did, you can check it out through that link and check out her blog as well. (I added different pictures here) She has great art activities that she posts about but, also loves to showcase herContinue Reading

Making landscape pictures with tissue paper for backgrounds

Making landscape pictures with tissue paper for backgrounds

I’ve done a number of posts here on the blog with activities that teach horizon line and basic perspective issues. This is another great activity with a twist since here  we used tissue paper to make the backgrounds.(first graders) I have tried to impress on the children (not always so successfully I must say) thatContinue Reading

How to make teaching about line in drawing more concrete: Use wire

How to make teaching about line in drawing more concrete: Use wire

I started a new class recently to try to continue developing a set of lessons for teaching kids to draw. This small class of mine is going to form the basis for my upcoming course “How to teach your child to draw and do art even if you can’t draw a straight line” I’m alwaysContinue Reading

Don’t throw out your old magazines: Make a rolled paper collage

Don’t throw out your old magazines: Make a rolled paper collage

I was looking through some old videos I have in my  videos category recently and I came across this rolled paper collage for adults. I remembered that I had wanted to try this with some children and figured that the stack of magazines my neighbor had given me recently would do the job. Of course, you haveContinue Reading

Overlapping circles. Teaches the perspective of objects in front and behind

Overlapping circles. Teaches the perspective of objects in front and behind

I’ve always thought of perspective lessons as having to do with one point, 2 point and three point perspective. (Is there a 4th and 5th? :). However, perspective is the way we view things and getting the children to learn what is in front and what is in back is most definitely a perspective activity.Continue Reading


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My name is Faigie Kobre and I am on a mission to help you give your kids the right kind of art even if you are not creative and can't even draw a straight line. I know you can do it, because I teach art without having an art background. I am a Mom of 6, Grandma, art teacher, past early childhood teacher and director and there's lots of misinformation out there about kids art that I want to dispel.....keep reading

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