Archive Monthly Archives: January 2014

Georgia O’Keefe style watercolor flowers

I must admit that even though it says this activity was of  Georgia O’Keefe watercolor flowers, I was not teaching them about Georgia O’Keefe. I just

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Mini murals of the sea (literacy art project)

As a continuation of the literacy art projects we did in the Summer, here is one that we did with fish. We used 2 books Blue Sea and Swimmy

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Embroidery for kids: Embroider on paper for a mixed media project

I just saw a post on Childhood101.com all about Embroidery for children and it reminded me that we had done an activity in our summer camp with embroidery that I had  not posted about.

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Gesture drawing for kids: Collaging the gestures and then some.. (art lessons 11& 12)

We started off lesson 11 painting the  paper mache  sculptures. We mixed up the tempera paint we had to get the closest shade to flesh tones and got the above shade.

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Using paint chips to extend the color wheel

I picked up a bunch of paint chips a while ago  in my local Loews and spent a long time thinking about what I could have the children DO with them.  Just today

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Making shades and tints: Extending the color mixing experience

This activity is actually a continuation of the first class I did with these first graders when they learned to mix colors and  make a color wheel . I wanted them

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City landscapes at night collages

I did this activity with the Kindergarten children. I hung up an assortment of city scenes that I printed out in black and white. (which is the kind of printer I

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My new site redesign

I am really excited about this new site redesign. I did it all myself and have been obsessed for these last 2 weeks working on it. The only part I did not do was the

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