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New! Artist Birthdays Calendar

Kids love to cel­e­brate birth­days, so what bet­ter time to intro­duce a new artist than on that artist’s birth­day? I’ve cre­ated a new page on my site to help you plan your artist birth­day cel­e­bra­tions! Just click on the “Artist Birth­days” link on my menu bar for a list of birth­days by month, com­plete with […]

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Alphabet Art — The Verdict is In!

two exam­ples of first grade “Alpha­bet Art” It’s offi­cial.… every­one LOVES Alpha­bet Art! From first graders to sixth graders, the responses were all the same — this project is a hit!! A few of the youngest stu­dents had to be reminded to con­nect their let­ters, but other than that most stu­dents were able to work independently. […]

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Alphabet Art

In today’s cul­ture, some sym­bols have become so famil­iar that we’ve stopped notic­ing them. This idea is what prompted con­tem­po­rary Amer­i­can artist, Jasper Johns, to cre­ate abstract paint­ings from sym­bols such as let­ters, num­bers and maps to get his view­ers to expe­ri­ence these sym­bols in new ways. Your stu­dents can fol­low these steps to share this […]

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