Animals – TeachKidsArt http://www.teachkidsart.net a resource for teaching art to kids! Sun, 31 Dec 2017 04:33:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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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Quilled Paper Designs http://www.teachkidsart.net/quilled-paper-designs/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/quilled-paper-designs/#comments Wed, 28 Aug 2013 02:13:06 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=2145

  Quilling, also known as paper filigree, is an art form that involves rolling and gluing thin strips of paper into various shapes and arranging them to form designs. Quilled paper designs can be very simple or as complex as you have the dexterity and patience for! The art of quilling dates back to the Renaissance when French […] ]]>
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Oil Pastel Cats Inspired by Laurel Burch http://www.teachkidsart.net/oil-pastel-cats-inspired-by-laurel-burch/ Tue, 11 Dec 2012 06:23:23 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=1589

What’s not to love about these whimsical, colorful cats inspired by San Francisco artist, Laurel Burch? This fun project can be adapted to most any age group…. the examples here were done by my 4th graders. My students always enjoy learning about the lives of famous artists, and the story of prolific artist Laurel Burch […] ]]>
Gung Hey Fat Choy! Chinese New Year Dragons http://www.teachkidsart.net/gung-hey-fat-choy-happy-chinese-new/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/gung-hey-fat-choy-happy-chinese-new/#comments Sun, 22 Jan 2012 02:22:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2012/01/gung-hey-fat-choy-chinese-new-year-dragons.html

Chinese New Year is right around the corner!  Monday, January 23, 2012 will mark the start of the “Year of the Dragon”, year 4709 on the Chinese calendar, where each year is designated by one of 12 animals.  I thought a dragon project would be fun for my first graders as we usher out the […] ]]>
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“Day of the Dead Prints” inspired by Jose Posada http://www.teachkidsart.net/day-of-dead-prints-inspired-by-jose/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/day-of-dead-prints-inspired-by-jose/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2011 04:37:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2011/09/day-of-the-dead-prints-inspired-by-jose-posada.html

We had a blast at my Teach Kids Art: “Day of the Dead” workshop yesterday!  I added a new project this year, “Day of the Dead Prints” – inspired by Jose Posada.  Jose Posada (1852-1913) was a prolific Mexican folk artist and political satirist from Aguascallientes in central Mexico.  Posada began learning lithography (a form of printmaking using a […] ]]>
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Gung Hey Fat Choy! http://www.teachkidsart.net/gung-hey-fat-choy/ Thu, 11 Feb 2010 06:54:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2010/02/gung-hey-fat-choy.html

Chinese New Year falls on Valentine’s Day this year! Chinese New Year is often celebrated with a parade led by a long, colorful dragon. My 1st graders drew a fun Chinese Dragon to ring in the “Year of the Tiger”! 1. Cut a piece of 12″x18″ white construction paper in half to measure 6″x18″.2. Using […] ]]>
Mexican Bark Painting http://www.teachkidsart.net/mexican-bark-painting/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/mexican-bark-painting/#comments Mon, 10 Aug 2009 19:27:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2009/08/mexican-bark-painting.html

“Mexican Bark Painting” by Arin Colorful Bark Paintings made by the people of Xalitla, Mexico, are the primary source of income for their entire community. These paintings on amate paper (made from the bark of the wild fig tree) typically depict flowers, birds, plants and animals. Directions:1. Cut apart a brown paper grocery bag. (I […] ]]>
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Animal Sculpture with Air-Dry Clay http://www.teachkidsart.net/animal-sculpture-with-air-dry-clay/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/animal-sculpture-with-air-dry-clay/#comments Sat, 08 Aug 2009 18:18:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2009/08/animal-sculpture-with-air-dry-clay.html

Kids LOVE using clay, maybe more than any other art medium, yet most schools and homes do not have a kiln for firing. If this is your situation, don’t let this stop you from sharing the experience of working with clay with your students! Crayola Air Dry Clay is a good alternative to the traditional […] ]]>
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My Good Shepherd http://www.teachkidsart.net/my-good-shepherd/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/my-good-shepherd/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2009 16:51:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2009/04/my-good-shepherd.html

Painting by Sydney, grade 1 When I taught Art at a private Christian School, I would do this lesson every year just before Easter with my first graders. This is one of those projects where the results are totally charming and everyone feels successful…. and the parents love them!! The idea for these adorable watercolor […] ]]>
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