Abstract (Representational) – TeachKidsArt http://www.teachkidsart.net a resource for teaching art to kids! Tue, 30 Jan 2018 02:14:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Kaleidoscope Lettering – New & Improved! http://www.teachkidsart.net/kaleidoscope-lettering-new-improved/ Sat, 18 Jun 2016 01:07:01 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4836

While I love creating new art projects to keep things fresh and interesting, some of the older projects are just so good, they’re worth repeating year after year…. which also gives me the chance to keep improving them! Kaleidoscope Lettering is one of those projects! It uses the concepts of bilateral (reflective) symmetry, tessellation, and positive/negative space to transform names, initials, or inspiring words into unique […] ]]>
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Parents often tell me about the artwork their kids did with me that they have framed and hanging in their home. And this is the project that most often earns a permanent place on the wall! While there’s nothing like adding new lessons to keep your curriculum fresh and exciting, we all have projects that […] ]]>
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Oil Pastel Still Life Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh http://www.teachkidsart.net/oil-pastel-still-life-inspired-by-vincent-van-gogh/ Wed, 01 May 2013 03:32:41 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=1838

Students will be surprised to learn that Van Gogh was not popular as an artist during his own lifetime…. a great example that the opinions of popular culture do not always prevail!  This project usually takes 2-3 fifty minute sessions to finish, and the results are frame-worthy! Vocabulary: • Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) – Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh […] ]]>
Oil Pastel Houses Inspired by Marc Chagall http://www.teachkidsart.net/oil-pastel-houses-inspired-by-marc-chagall/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/oil-pastel-houses-inspired-by-marc-chagall/#comments Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:30:01 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=1734

Students enjoy creating these quirky street-scapes inspired by Russian artist, Marc Chagall.  There’s just something really fun about crooked buildings and random things flying through the air! Materials: 12×18 black construction paper #2 Pencil with pink eraser (the eraser is handy for “sketching” your layout!) Oil Pastels “Wet wipes” for clean up Examples of the […] ]]>
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Oil Pastel Cats Inspired by Laurel Burch http://www.teachkidsart.net/oil-pastel-cats-inspired-by-laurel-burch/ Tue, 11 Dec 2012 06:23:23 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=1589

What’s not to love about these whimsical, colorful cats inspired by San Francisco artist, Laurel Burch? This fun project can be adapted to most any age group…. the examples here were done by my 4th graders. My students always enjoy learning about the lives of famous artists, and the story of prolific artist Laurel Burch […] ]]>
Computer Art ala Picasso! http://www.teachkidsart.net/computer-art-ala-picasso/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/computer-art-ala-picasso/#comments Fri, 07 Jan 2011 06:53:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2011/01/computer-art-ala-picasso.html

There are so many ways to be creative with a computer!  Here’s a site where you can click and drag to create your very own Picasso-like portrait. This would be a fun activity for students after learning about the real Picasso!  Be sure to check out this site’s “gallery” to see the fun others have […] ]]>
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Name Tangles http://www.teachkidsart.net/name-tangles/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/name-tangles/#comments Sun, 22 Aug 2010 04:17:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2010/08/name-tangles.html

“Name Tangles” are a fun way to create a cool design using your name or another word of your choice. Try adapting this idea for a unique greeting card design! Materials: 9×12 white construction paper Pencil and eraser Black markers, fine and broad point Directions:1. Use large stick letters to write your name, beginning with […] ]]>
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Stained Glass Name Designs http://www.teachkidsart.net/stained-glass-name-designs/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/stained-glass-name-designs/#comments Sun, 08 Aug 2010 22:05:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2010/08/stained-glass-name-designs.html

This is a simple project, and a great introduction to the concept of positive and negative space for younger kids. Any project using their names is typically a guaranteed hit!! Materials: White paper, any size Pencil and eraser Black chisel tip markers Water-based markers in a variety of colors Vocabulary:Positive Space – the object or […] ]]>
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Kaleidoscope Lettering Design http://www.teachkidsart.net/kaleidoscope-lettering-design/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/kaleidoscope-lettering-design/#comments Thu, 05 Aug 2010 02:04:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2010/08/kaleidoscope-name-design.html

Upper grade “Allison” , colored in warm colors with colored pencilsLower grade “Allison”, colored in cool colors with markers (the same lettering, but traced only four times instead of eight!) Kids love to create interesting designs with their names… a fun project to start off a new school year and a great way to create motivation […] ]]>
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Gustav Klimt 3D Trees http://www.teachkidsart.net/gustav-klimt-3d-trees/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/gustav-klimt-3d-trees/#comments Mon, 12 Apr 2010 18:18:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2010/04/gustav-klimt-3d-trees.html

Austrian painter, Gustav Klimt, was an important figure in the Art Nouveau movement at the turn of the 20th century. His “Tree of Life” painting inspired this project – a favorite with my 1st graders every spring. After all, when you combine 3D art, gold pipe cleaners and live, growing grass… how can you go […] ]]>
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