About Cheryl Trowbridge

I've been teaching Art to kids for over 20 years. There is nothing more inspiring than watching kids of all ages discover their ability to be creative! I have a degree in art and an art ed credential, but I've learned that you don't need to be an "artist" or have an art background yourself to teach the basics of art to kids. All you need are good lessons to follow (like following a recipe!) and the willingness to have fun with it! Over the years, I've developed hundreds of successful art lessons for kids, and my passion now is to make them accessible, so everyone can share the joy of art with the kids in their lives!

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Tips for Working with Watercolors

Watercolors are a great medium for students to learn about color mixing and applying paint. Here are a few things I’ve learned about kids and watercolors that may be helpful to you…. First of all, the brand does matter! This goes for watercolors or any other type of art supply. When a choice of brand […]

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Autumn Leaves with Crayon Resist

art by Kelsey Autumn Leaves with Crayon Resistinspired by Andy Goldsworthy This is a fun project that I usually do with my 1st graders in the fall, but all ages enjoy it….it’s easy to do, everyone can feel successful and the results are beautiful. Try one yourself! Materials:• 12×18 white construction paper• black crayon, broken […]

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More Quilts!

Just for fun, I thought I would post a few more pictures of the quilts we made using KidsKreations for the printing of the kids’ artwork. These quilts were amazing, and unfortunately these shots don’t really do them justice. I wish I had taken better pictures of them, but at the time I didn’t know […]

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Supplies for K-6 Art

In today’s tough economic times, it’s good to know that teaching Art doesn’t have to cost a lot of money! With school budgets under increasingly careful scrutiny, it’s more important than ever to “get the most bang for your buck” when it comes to consumable supplies. The items pictured here are all inexpensive, basic yet […]

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Tricks of the Trade – Wet Wipes!

Time in the classroom is valuable, so if you can spend less time on set-up and get your students working sooner, that’s a good thing! Wet wipes can help you accomplish this. Making art can be messy, so you will often find yourself trying to protect your desks and other work surfaces. Covering desks with […]

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The Colors of the Rainbow

Kids love rainbows! And kids in grades K-1 tend to be almost obsessed with them. And why not?? After all, rainbows are fascinating! A rainbow is a multicolored arch that forms in the sky when the sun shines onto droplets of moisture in the air. Rainbows span a continuous spectrum of colors in a specific […]

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Creative Art Quilts

Homemade quilts are another great fund raising idea that you can do with KidsKreations! What makes these quilts so charming and unique is that they are made using kids’ artwork! I did this with each of my K-6 Art classes and we auctioned them off at our Spring Open House & Art Show. Our quilts […]

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