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Echo Line Flowers

3rd Grade Flower Drawing This is a great lesson for teaching about warm and cool colors, patterns, and artists who painted flowers, like Georgia O’Keeffe and Vincent Van Gogh. 1. Have some visual references on hand that show a variety of flower shapes.2. On 9×12 paper, draw a flower with a stem and some leaves. […]

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Shoe Drawings

Third Grade Shoe Drawing by Brian Contour drawing is a great activity for developing your drawing skills, no matter what your age or level of ability. There are dozens of fun projects you can do with contour drawing, but here is one of my favorites…. Shoe Drawings!1. Remove one shoe and place it on your […]

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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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Dot Monsters are great fun and full of surprises!

Dot Monsters!

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 […]

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“Thank You” Drawings

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, what better time than now to focus your students on being thankful for the blessings in their lives? Have your students choose one thing they’re thankful for and teach them how to write it with “outline letters”, which they can then decorate to reflect the theme of their illustration. […]

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Take Avantage of Your Local Art Talent!

I hope you know that I mean “take advantage of” in a good way! Every community has it’s share of local talent, so why not bring some of that influence into your classroom? Sometimes it helps our students to hear enthusiasm about Art coming from someone other than us! Inviting a local artist into your […]

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