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Portfolio Project for Middle School – Graffiti Names






I chose to make my sample using my own name, so no one could complain about their name being too long! This year, my previously K-6 elementary school has added a middle school.  Now Art has become an elective class for 6th and 7th graders (an 8th grade will be added next year).  This means […]






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Keith Haring “Action Figures”






I found my inspiration for this lesson at Deep Space Sparkle.  It’s the end of the school year, and while this project looks fantastic on regular white paper, I needed to go a step further to really grab my 6th graders’ attention!  So, I created my sample on aluminum foil with colorful Sharpies.  The result…. […]






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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 […]






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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 […]






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