School auctions are popping up everywhere, and classroom auction projects are an ideal way to get students involved! With all the funding cuts in education these days, programs like art and music are forced to compete for an increasingly small share of their school’s budget.… if they make it into the budget at all. In many schools, […]
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Catalogs of all kinds can be a great resource for collage projects and more. Here are two of my favorites, which I’m always happy to find in my mailbox! I save them for their pages full of color, texture, and pattern… perfect for my Fundraiser House Magnets, and any project where you need a cheap (free!) […]
These colorful projects, which I call “Masterpiece Mosaics”, were a collaborative effort by my students in grades K through middle school. Each grade level created their own copy of a famous painting — six masterpieces in all, on display now through Christmas at our local art store. These were really pretty easy to do, and […]
My students in grades K-7 recently raised over $2,000 using their artistic skills to benefit our local food bank! We adapted this “Houses for Haiti” project (originally inspired by “Haiti Houses”) to create charming magnets which we sold for $5 each at our church one Sunday, and we donated all the proceeds to Second Harvest Food […]
Two amazing teachers in Florida came up with a creative idea to raise money for Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. After discovering “Haiti Houses” on the internet, I was inspired to try it for myself and make a few changes. Below is my version of this project. Visit haitihouses.org to see how much money has been […]
While researching new ways to raise money for Haiti, I came across a great idea that I can’t wait to try with my students.… “Haiti Houses”. As Art teachers today, we are blessed with so many fun sites for finding creative lesson ideas, and often one leads to another, which leads to another… as happened […]
Even Van Gogh himself would be proud of this copy of his “Café Terrace” painting, created by our 2nd graders to raise money at our annual school auction. Each year, our school holds a fundraiser auction to raise money for special programs. While many valuable items are donated to be auctioned off, the items that […]
Hi! I'm Cheryl, and I'm a big fan of kids' artwork! For the last 20+ years, I've had the privilege of teaching art to kids from kindergarten through high school.... in public, private, charter, and homeschool settings. Now I'm focusing on mentoring other teachers through demos, workshops, and sharing lessons and more on my blog. I have a degree in art and an art ed credential, but I've learned that you don't need to be an "artist" or have an art background yourself to teach art to kids. All you need are good lessons to follow (like following a recipe) and the willingness to have fun! Over the years, I’ve developed hundreds of successful, classroom-tested art lessons for kids, and all the tips, methods, and strategies to go along with them! My passion now is to make all this available to classroom teachers, homeschool teachers, parents, and grandparents.… to anyone who wants to share the joy of ART with the kids in their life!
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