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Positive/Negative Space Collage #1

Cut paper collage is a great way to teach the concepts of positive/negative space and symmetry. This lesson is inspired by the art of Japanese ‘Notan’, which emphasizes the contrast between light and dark. Each student’s project will look unique, everyone will feel successful, and it’s not even messy! You can’t beat that combination!  1. […]

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Paper Magic

It’s amazing how many ways you can turn kids on to MATH using ART!!! In my teacher workshop, “Teach Kids Math with Art”, we experienced lots of ways to do just that! This project makes a great introduction to the study of topology. Topology is a type of geometry concerned with space, dimension and transformation. […]

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Answers to (almost) All Your Art Questions

When I discover something new that I’m really excited about, I have to share it! One of my favorite websites is About.com. I’ve already blogged about their Art History site, but I’ve since discovered two more Art-related sites that they offer…. About.com:Painting and About.com:Drawing/Sketching. If you have any interest in Art at all (and you […]

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Paper Trivia

I learned an interesting bit of trivia the other day while preparing for a lesson in the art of Japanese Paper Folding, a.k.a. “Origami”. This may not change your life, but it does make a great conversation starter and I guarantee your students will not be willing to just take your word for it! So, […]

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