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Gung Hey Fat Choy!

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 […]

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Teacher Workshop: “Teach Kids Multicultural Art”

Teach your students about other cultures through their Art! This Saturday (November 7th, 9am to noon), I’ll be teaching another workshop just for teachers, “Teach Kids Multicultural Art”. If you’re a teacher on the California Central Coast, don’t miss this chance to spend a lively morning with other teachers, learning tips and techniques for teaching […]

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Mexican Bark Painting

“Mexican Bark Painting” by Arin Colorful Bark Paintings made by the people of Xalitla, Mexico, are the primary source of income for their entire community. These paintings on amate paper (made from the bark of the wild fig tree) typically depict flowers, birds, plants and animals. Directions:1. Cut apart a brown paper grocery bag. (I […]

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