These colorful projects, which I call “Masterpiece Mosaics”, were a collaborative effort by my students in grades K through middle school. Each grade level created their own copy of a famous painting — six masterpieces in all, on display now through Christmas at our local art store. These were really pretty easy to do, and […]
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When Matisse was elderly and too weak to stand at his easel, he began making collages with cut paper, which he called “drawing with scissors”. Henri Matisse, a French artist (1869–1953) known for his originality and strong use of color, was one of the most important artists of the 20th century and a leader in […]
“Creativity takes courage.” ~ Henri Matisse (1869 – 1954) Still Life with Fruit by Henri Matisse French painter, Henri Matisse, is considered to be one of the most important artists of the 20th century. He tells us that “Creativity takes courage,” and he should know! His flat shapes, expressive abstractions and vivid use of color […]
Hi! I'm Cheryl, and I'm a big fan of kids' artwork! For the last 20+ years, I've had the privilege of teaching art to kids from kindergarten through high school.... in public, private, charter, and homeschool settings. Now I'm focusing on mentoring other teachers through demos, workshops, and sharing lessons and more on my blog. 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 art to kids. All you need are good lessons to follow (like following a recipe) and the willingness to have fun! Over the years, I’ve developed hundreds of successful, classroom-tested art lessons for kids, and all the tips, methods, and strategies to go along with them! My passion now is to make all this available to classroom teachers, homeschool teachers, parents, and grandparents.… to anyone who wants to share the joy of ART with the kids in their life!