Swiss painter and graphic artist, Paul Klee, is known for his child-like use of line and color.… maybe that’s why kids relate so well to his work! The influence of Surrealism, Expressionism, and Cubism is easily seen in his art, yet he really had a style all his own. This project is inspired by his […]
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I don’t usually repost projects that I’ve posted before, but this one is special and too good to miss! This week (March 2nd) we’ll celebrate a very special birthday in our Kindergarten classes.… that of beloved children’s author/illustrator, Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka “Dr. Seuss”. In his lifetime, Dr. Seuss published over 40 children’s books which have […]
We had a blast at my Teach Kids Art: “Day of the Dead” workshop yesterday! I added a new project this year, “Day of the Dead Prints” — inspired by Jose Posada. Jose Posada (1852–1913) was a prolific Mexican folk artist and political satirist from Aguascallientes in central Mexico. Posada began learning lithography (a form of printmaking using a […]
Yesterday (March 2nd) we celebrated a very special birthday in our Kindergarten classes.… that of beloved children’s author/illustrator, Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka “Dr. Seuss”. In his lifetime, Dr. Seuss published over 40 children’s books which have inspired both reading and imagination for generations of children. His birthday has fittingly been adopted as the date for […]
Chinese New Year falls on Valentine’s Day this year! Chinese New Year is often celebrated with a parade led by a long, colorful dragon. My 1st graders drew a fun Chinese Dragon to ring in the “Year of the Tiger”! 1. Cut a piece of 12“x18” white construction paper in half to measure 6“x18”.2. Using pencil, […]
Dot Monsters are a perfect activity to teach to the whole class or use with those “early finishers” who end up with free time after completing a project. Kids from 1st grade through 6th grade love making these! Dot Monsters nurture imagination and encourage creative thinking and problem solving.… and they’re FUN! Here’s how you […]
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!