Acrylic – TeachKidsArt http://www.teachkidsart.net a resource for teaching art to kids! Sun, 31 Dec 2017 04:33:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 How to Care for Your Art Room Brushes http://www.teachkidsart.net/how-to-care-for-your-art-room-brushes/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/how-to-care-for-your-art-room-brushes/#comments Sun, 03 Apr 2016 01:39:47 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4781

Let’s face it, art room brushes take a beating. But don’t throw them away – rejuvenate them instead!  I used to think “The Masters” Brush Cleaner and Preserver was only for my expensive art brushes at home. Somehow the brushes in my classroom didn’t seem ‘worthy’. How crazy is that?! Now that I’ve started using […] ]]>
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Gratefulness Rocks http://www.teachkidsart.net/gratefulness-rocks/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/gratefulness-rocks/#comments Sat, 21 Nov 2015 03:26:22 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4637

The Thanksgiving holiday seems to bring out the best in people, as we focus on family, friends, serving others, and gratefulness. Sharing what we’re thankful for is central to our Thanksgiving tradition, and to this project sponsored by Elmer’s!  Gratefulness Rocks are a fun way for the whole family to share what’s most important while creating […] ]]>
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How to Make a Gelli Print http://www.teachkidsart.net/how-to-make-a-gelli-print/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/how-to-make-a-gelli-print/#comments Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:48:42 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=3044

Gelli plates are a quick, easy, and FUN way to make the most amazing monoprints. Once you experience this process for yourself, you’ll be addicted – like me! Just follow these simple steps to make your own unique Gelli prints…. You’ll need: Gelli plate (available in 6×6, 8×10, 12×14, and an 8″ cir­cle) Acrylic paints (student or […] ]]>
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Making Monoprints with a Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate http://www.teachkidsart.net/making-monoprints-with-a-gelli-arts-gel-printing-plate/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/making-monoprints-with-a-gelli-arts-gel-printing-plate/#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:20:05 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=3007

I recently discovered a new product that I’ve become obsessed with… the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate. I’ve always loved monoprinting, but Gelli Plates take this art form to a whole new level. Printmaking with a Gelli Plate is similar to gelatin printing, but the plate itself is much more durable, it’s reusable, you can […] ]]>
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Kids Express Themselves with Art http://www.teachkidsart.net/kids-express-themselves-with-art/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/kids-express-themselves-with-art/#comments Mon, 09 May 2011 01:53:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2011/05/kids-express-themselves-with-art.html

These are just a few of the amazing paintings done by children in the tent cities of Haiti, on the anniversary of the earthquake. Sometimes I get so caught up in the academics and “mechanics” of teaching art (the elements, principles, and “how to’s”) that I forget the importance of art as a means of […] ]]>
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