Fabulous Flamingos

July 12, 2019

Students created these fabulous flamingos with construction paper, painted paper, oil pastels, feathers and tempera paint. What you will need One 9″ x 12″ piece of pink construction paper…

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Mixed Media Hearts

February 1, 2019

My little artists, ages 7 and 8, created these adorable beautiful hearts using various art materials. Before creating we read the poem Queen of Hearts for a little inspiration.…

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Morisot Flower Bouquets

January 20, 2019

Need a little bouquet to brighten your day? Try creating these Impressionistic style flowers inspired by the artist Berthe Morisot. Simple art materials, such as tempera paint, construction paper…

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Valentine’s Day Owls

February 4, 2018

To celebrate Valentine’s Day my 3rd grade students created these fun, colorful owls. Supplies needed: Sulphite drawing paper Oil Pastels or Crayons Watercolors, Brush and Water  Painted Paper or…

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Love Monsters!

September 25, 2015

Need a fun, colorful art project that incorporates  art and literature?  Love Monster is perfect when you need a 50 minute art lesson or a colorful project promoting love…

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Studio Love

January 27, 2020

Painting along side my students is how I fill my creative bucket. Kids LOVE seeing the process of creating. Here is a snippet of my studio desk. Happy Creating!…

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Art in Nature: Moss

December 15, 2019

When my family and I are walking slowly thru the woods on our nature hikes I love looking for small patches of moss and lichen. The term “moss” has…

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Evergreen Trees

November 24, 2019

Pacific Northwest Evergreen Trees I was so inspired by the tall Cedars and Conifers I experienced on my trip to the Pacific Northwest. Here is a project with video…

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Paper Lanterns

November 3, 2019

We are ushering in the beauty of Autumn’s arrival with these beautiful paper lanterns. The paper we used is diffusing paper from Roylco and it creates a beautiful effect.…

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Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos

October 15, 2019

Purchase Here Dia de los Muertos Art Lesson Bundle introduces students to the colorful world of this happy celebration honoring deceased relatives. Children will learn about the traditional celebration…

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Rainbow Dot Forest

September 8, 2019

My students loved creating this forest of dot trees inspired by the inspirational book, The Dot, by Peter Reynolds. Supplies Needed: Various shades of tempera paint colors Brushes Large…

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Matisse: Yellow Sunflowers

August 15, 2019

Matisse’s early paintings were mostly interior scenes and landscapes. By the late 1890’s he stopped painting using the traditional techniques that many of his fellow artists were using. His…

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Matisse’s Pineapples

August 12, 2019

As a student, Henri Matisse began his lifelong interest in still life painting by making copies of masterpieces in the Louvre. Matisse painted Still Life on a Table, in…

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Matisse: A Still Life Study

August 7, 2019

Matisse loved creating beautiful still lifes containing flowers and bowls of fruit. These 3 art lessons, inspired by the artist Henri Matisse, are simple, successful and fun. Just like…

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Rocky Coastal Waters

July 14, 2019

Habitats: Rocky Coastal Waters – Acadia is a beautiful national park located in the state of Maine along the Atlantic Ocean. It is a destination your students will love…

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