Calligraphy – TeachKidsArt http://www.teachkidsart.net a resource for teaching art to kids! Thu, 02 Nov 2017 17:27:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 22 Ways to Combine Writing & Art to Encourage Creativity http://www.teachkidsart.net/22-ways-to-combine-writing-art-to-encourage-creativity/ Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:11:38 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4854

I recently had the privilege of helping my adult daughter edit the manuscript for her first book. Her first real, published book. A book with an agent, a publisher, a release date (April 2017), and it’s own pre-order page on Amazon. A proud parenting milestone for sure! But this book of hers has been a long time in the making. […] ]]>
Dense Text Lettering http://www.teachkidsart.net/dense-text-lettering/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/dense-text-lettering/#comments Wed, 14 Nov 2012 05:57:58 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=1499

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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Thumbprint Self-Portrait http://www.teachkidsart.net/thumbprint-self-portrait/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/thumbprint-self-portrait/#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2012 23:03:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2012/01/thumbprint-self-portrait.html

Here’s a great idea I found on Pinterest…. You can see lots of inspiring examples here and here.  I tried this lesson with my middle school students and they really had fun with it!   For more detailed instructions with photos, tips, writing prompts, a student gallery, and fascinating fingerprint facts, check out my pdf on […] ]]>
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