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Beachball Scavenger Hunt with the Elements of Art & Principles of Design

Beachball Scavenger Hunt with the Elements of Art & Principles of Design

-+*Help­ing kids learn the Ele­ments of Art & Prin­ci­ples of Design is easy when you make a game of it! This activ­ity is adapt­able across a wide range of ages… I’ve used it from 1st grade through high school by cus­tomiz­ing my ques­tions or direc­tives for the stu­dents I’m using it with. Whether you have just a few minutes […]

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"Dali Being Devious" by Hannah Rothstein

Illustrations with Surrealism

-+*What bet­ter way to cel­e­brate April Fool’s Day than with an image of Sal­vadore Dali caught in the act of pulling a prank??! Sur­re­al­ism is a cul­tural, artis­tic, and lit­er­ary move­ment which began in the early 1920’s. Founded by French writer and poet Andre Bre­ton as a ‘rev­o­lu­tion­ary move­ment’, Sur­re­al­ism is prob­a­bly best known as a […]

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Learn Art History (and lots more!) for FREE with Khan Academy

Learn Art History with the Khan Academy

-+*“You only have to know one thing: You can learn any­thing.” That’s the motto of the Khan Acad­emy! If you’re not famil­iar with the Khan Acad­emy, and you have an inter­est in Art His­tory (for any rea­son — whether you’re a par­ent, stu­dent, teacher, or life­long learner) you’ll be amazed by the edu­ca­tion that’s avail­able to you for free! […]

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Haiku Tunnel Books Pdf

Haiku Tunnel Books pdf

-+*The newest addi­tion to my TpT store is this pdf based on one of my most pop­u­lar lessons… Haiku Tun­nel Books! A tun­nel book is a three dimen­sional mov­able book that you read by look­ing through it. Orig­i­nally from the mid-18th cen­tury, tun­nel books are now enjoy­ing new pop­u­lar­ity as an art form in their own right. […]

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Berry Thumbprint People Cartoon

How Full Is Your Bucket?

-+*The books that inspired this les­son have noth­ing to do with art, and the illus­tra­tions were not what attracted me! What I LOVE about these books is their mes­sage. And what bet­ter way to drive home a great mes­sage than with a fun art les­son??! Inspired by a bul­ly­ing episode at my school, I saw […]

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Kindergarten art inspired by Dr. Seuss

How to Create Your Own Art Lessons Inspired by Children’s Books

-+*If you love kids’ art, you’ve prob­a­bly had the expe­ri­ence of being totally charmed and inspired by a book writ­ten and illus­trated for kids!  And chances are, the book that cap­tured your atten­tion will have the same effect on your stu­dents… espe­cially when your enthu­si­asm shines through!  Why not cap­i­tal­ize on the won­der and magic […]

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Dense Text Lettering

-+*My inspi­ra­tion for this project came from the won­der­ful book, Hand Let­ter­ing, by Marci Don­ley & DeAnn Singh.  The authors call this tech­nique “Writ­ing Between the Lines”, but I think “Dense Text” describes it bet­ter.  I tried it with my mid­dle school­ers and the results were fan­tas­tic!  You’ll find so many appli­ca­tions for this fun lettering […]

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