Archive Monthly Archives: November 2013

Childrens Hanukkah Menorah Art (art lesson 8)

Since Chanukkah (Hanukkah) is this week, I thought it was a good idea to let the kids do a Chanukkah menorah art project instead of doing some of the other stuff we were doing. I learned some more about

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Mixed media art on landscapes while learning about foreground and background (art class lesson 7)

I learned a couple of things from this lesson. It was supposed to be a mixed media art project teaching about foreground, midground and background. (which is really

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Observational drawings painted in with watercolors (art class lesson 6)

Today I decided to try observational drawings with the girls. I collected a bunch of items from around my house as you see above and told the girls to each choose

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Using watercolors to create landscapes plus making grid drawings(art class lesson 5)

It turns out that some of the girls are having a hard time with some of the drawing exercises I have been giving them. To lighten things up I decided to start this week with a new way of using the watercolors

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Thanksgiving Crafts Projects: Awesome Turkeys and Indian Pottery

Fun Thanksgiving projects for kids Preschool and kindergarten teachers normally automatically have the children create boring, copycat turkeys for their Thanksgiving crafts projects. Why however, do Thanksgiving

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Copying designs and beginning watercolors (art class lesson 4)

My quest to uncover the best way for children to copy what they are seeing continues. I started this class by giving them the sheet above. Each girl got her own sheet

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9 Native American crafts you can use to celebrate Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner so here are 9 Native American (Indian) crafts for you to try…non of them copycat crafts. The crafty classroom shows us how to do totem poles with real

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My first class as a schoolroom art teacher

I have become an art teacher. Not just by giving a class in my home as I talk about starting an art class in my home, but in a real school. It’s a new school

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