Collage – 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. […] ]]>
Make a Leaf Collage http://www.teachkidsart.net/make-a-leaf-collage/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/make-a-leaf-collage/#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2015 03:08:08 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4308

Now that summer’s here, how do you keep your kids learning, creating, and spending more time outdoors than in front of a screen? One way is with this inspiring little book, “Look What I Did with a Leaf!” by Morteza E. Sohi. This is not so much a read-aloud type of book that you would […] ]]>
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Basic Japanese Notan Designs for 1st Grade & Up http://www.teachkidsart.net/basic-japanese-notan-designs-for-1st-grade-up/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/basic-japanese-notan-designs-for-1st-grade-up/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:04:20 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=3845

Are you looking for an easy project that will give your youngest students more practice with scissors? This very basic Japanese Notan lesson is perfect for working on cutting and gluing skills, and kids will love the striking designs they create! Notan is a type of Japanese art that uses the contrast of light and dark to make an eye-catching composition. (Pronounce it just like it […] ]]>
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Christmas in July! Japanese Notan-Inspired Ornaments http://www.teachkidsart.net/christmas-in-july-japanese-notan-inspired-ornaments/ Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:14:28 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=1974

Even though Christmas falls on the same day every year, it still manages to sneak up on me! Why is that??! My best intentions are always to post some new Christmas art projects & ideas a month or two ahead of time, but then the busyness of the season just gets the best of me! […] ]]>
Save Your Catalogs! http://www.teachkidsart.net/save-your-catalogs/ Sun, 30 Jun 2013 04:50:13 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=1919

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!) […] ]]>
Masterpiece Mosaics: a Collaborative Art Project for Grades K – 8 http://www.teachkidsart.net/masterpiece-mosaics/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/masterpiece-mosaics/#comments Thu, 29 Nov 2012 05:54:06 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=1531

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 […] ]]>
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Basic Collage with Positive and Negative Shapes http://www.teachkidsart.net/basic-collage-with-positive-and-negative-shapes/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/basic-collage-with-positive-and-negative-shapes/#comments Fri, 26 Oct 2012 03:47:43 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=1340

I do this project with my first graders every year to help them understand the concept of positive and negative shapes.  This project also teaches symmetry and offers important practice in cutting on a fold and applying glue.  First graders are often surprised by the shapes they see when they unfold their papers – they […] ]]>
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Blossoming “Popcorn Trees” http://www.teachkidsart.net/blossoming-popcorn-trees/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/blossoming-popcorn-trees/#comments Mon, 12 Mar 2012 19:06:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2012/03/blossoming-popcorn-trees.html

Spring has sprung, and to celebrate, our Kinders painted trees blossoming with flowers made of popcorn!  This lesson reinforces the color mixing skills we’ve been working on all year, as well as teaches a basic technique for drawing/painting trees.  Adding popcorn also gives the opportunity to talk about the concept of “mixed media”.  And who […] ]]>
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House Magnet Fundraiser http://www.teachkidsart.net/house-magnet-fundraiser/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/house-magnet-fundraiser/#comments Tue, 08 Nov 2011 07:09:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2011/11/house-magnet-fundraiser.html

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 […] ]]>
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Nature Collage Card – Inspired by the Art of Haiti http://www.teachkidsart.net/nature-collage-card-inspired-by-art-of/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/nature-collage-card-inspired-by-art-of/#comments Wed, 03 Aug 2011 02:42:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2011/08/nature-collage-card-inspired-by-the-art-of-haiti.html

You can learn a lot about a culture from its art work!  On my recent trip to Haiti, I learned that the Haitian people are both resilient and resourceful.  Their resourcefulness is easily seen in their artwork, especially these collaged note cards that they make and sell, using local organic materials to create simple scenes […] ]]>
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