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  • Flowers for Mother’s Day

    Need a pretty but inexpensive project for Mother’s Day? All you need is an old baby food jar, tissue paper, white glue and a couple of green pipe cleaners. 1.... Read more

    Posted on 24 April 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Felt Chicks

    Yay, it’s time for felt crafts in my new afterschool class! First up are little chicks with pipe cleaner legs. I’ll try to post more info soon, but for now the... Read more

    Posted on 23 April 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • How to Draw a Lion Face

    Here’s a rather fun way to draw a lion. It’s large and symmetrical, which is usually very helpful for young artists. For extra punch, try drawing it on brown... Read more

    Posted on 22 April 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Earth Day Doodle Poster

    My friend Simona shared her daughter’s classroom Earth Day mural with me last year. I think it’s spectacular! I thought it might inspire a few more artists... Read more

    Posted on 21 April 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • René Magritte Journal Page

    René Magritte was a surrealism artist, famous for a number of paintings that challenge how we see things. You can challenge your students to express themselves... Read more

    Posted on 20 April 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Mondrian Journal Project

    The Dutch artist Piet Mondrian (1872–1944) lived the same time as Picasso, and was heavily influenced by his cubism work. I love how you can see the clear... Read more

    Posted on 18 April 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Little Birdies Watercolor Painting

    Here’s an idea for a cute spring drawing or painting. Three very simple birds that are stacked on each other, with the highest one looking at a pretty flower. Read more

    Posted on 17 April 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Happy Easter Message

    This is one of the lettering styles that is included in Cyndi Hansen’s “Letter Better” book, and I tried it just last week in a class. It has just three simple... Read more

    Posted on 17 April 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Indian Symbols

    Brown packing paper and oil pastels are great for making a simulated rawhide drawing. I never throw my paper away after I get art supplies. The pre-wrinkled... Read more

    Posted on 14 April 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Bumble Bee Collage

    This collage project got a thumbs up from four kinder teachers yesterday. Just make sure you have the paper supplies cut to size first, and save it for the end... Read more

    Posted on 12 April 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • A Negative Space Exercise

    I wanted to mix things up for my students this week, so I had them focus on the background of their art, or the negative space, instead of the positive. In hono... Read more

    Posted on 09 April 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Ugly Tinted Bunny

    One of the arts standards for elementary students is learning how to tint colors by adding white. My students had fun making bunnies that didn’t have to look... Read more

    Posted on 06 April 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • My New PDF Store

    I’m happy to share tonight my NEW PDF Shop, one with improved graphics, product descriptions, and download services. One of the best improvements, I believe,... Read more

    Posted on 04 April 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Caterpillar Drawing

    A good lesson for kindergarteners on up. Reading “A Very Hungry Caterpillar” before drawing is recommended. 1. Students draw about 7 vertical lines in the middl... Read more

    Posted on 03 April 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Mosaic Tape Rainbow

    I was happy to make a recent discovery of colored paper tape at my online art store. It really makes any type of mosaic work a slam dunk, with no messy glue. 1. Read more

    Posted on 02 April 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Dino Skeleton Plaster Casts

    I believe that kinders in CA are learning about dinosaurs right about now. This project is a great combination of art and science. Read more

    Posted on 01 April 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Having Fun on Instagram

    I’ve dabbled with Instagram before, but am just now having a new appreciation of how quickly you can share photos with the it. The fun part is that they can... Read more

    Posted on 29 March 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Large Scale Color Prints

    One of the benefits of the advances in color printing is that the costs come down and the quality goes up. I recently decided to enlarge some of the extra... Read more

    Posted on 29 March 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Magazine Color Collage

    Collage is a French word which means “glue.” The term was coined by Braque and Picasso in the beginning of the 20th century, when collage became a distinctive... Read more

    Posted on 28 March 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING
  • Happy Earth Day

    I found this really great free font called Wild Wood at Font.DownloadAtoZ and made a quick coloring page for those still celebrating Earth Day today. Read more

    Posted on 27 March 2014 FAMILY, SCHOOLING