Fish / Marine Life – TeachKidsArt a resource for teaching art to kids! Sun, 31 Dec 2017 04:33:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Make a Leaf Collage Thu, 11 Jun 2015 03:08:08 +0000

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 […] ]]> 3
Quilled Paper Designs Wed, 28 Aug 2013 02:13:06 +0000

  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 […] ]]> 8
Underwater Fantasy inspired by Paul Klee Mon, 30 Apr 2012 00:21:00 +0000

Swiss painter and graphic artist, Paul Klee, is known for his child-like use of line and color…. maybe that’s why kids relate so well to his work!  The influence of Surrealism, Expressionism, and Cubism is easily seen in his art, yet he really had a style all his own.  This project is inspired by his […] ]]> 10
Oil Pastel Fish – Kindergarten Style! Thu, 10 Feb 2011 07:00:00 +0000

  Oil pastels, with their rich colors and expressive line quality, are one of my favorite mediums to use with kids. And the key to getting the best results with any oil pastel lesson is LAYERING! Materials: 12×18 black construction paper Oil pastels (We use the Pentel 16 color set.) Directions: 1. Set aside your black […] ]]> 5
Drawing Fish with Lines and Shapes Tue, 24 Nov 2009 22:19:00 +0000

In Kindergarten this year, we’ve been focusing on drawing the world around us using lines and shapes. This colorful fish was drawn by Gabe. For this project, we first read a story about different kinds of fish, and talked about the shapes, lines, and patterns we saw in each one…. lots of ovals, triangles, circles […] ]]> 2
Watercolor Fish Thu, 29 Oct 2009 15:22:00 +0000

These are your basic crayon resist fish, but with a new twist…. students painted the fish separately from the background, then we glued them on top after everything was dry. The result is a background that looks continuous. Try sprinkling some salt on your background before it dries for an interesting, “watery” effect! I like […] ]]> 1
Foil Fish Fri, 26 Jun 2009 04:22:00 +0000

Self-adhesive mounting board made this project a snap to prep and clean up! Special thanks to Mabel Gidcumb for sharing this fun lesson plan, which she adapted from a project in the Usborne Book of Art Projects. She made these colorful fish with her Vacation Bible School kids and reports that it was a huge […] ]]> 2
“Catch of the Day” – Ceramic Fish Tue, 23 Jun 2009 22:54:00 +0000

Clay fish platter by Allison Kids love clay! There’s just something about getting your hands covered with mud that kids can’t resist! Clay is a great medium for learning about texture and form, and its possibilities are endless. Here are my directions for this fun fish platter…. a perfect summer project!Directions:1. Draw a fun fish […] ]]> 6
Abstract Scatch Art Sat, 04 Apr 2009 01:08:00 +0000

This project was inspired by Swiss artist Paul Klee. Paul Klee (1879-1940) was an abstract artist known for his highly individual style, which was influenced by many different art movements, including Expressionism, Cubism and Surrealism. Random colors in the background appear as your design is scratched out, offering a fun surprise whether you create a […] ]]> 3
Watercolor Fish with Pointillism Wed, 01 Apr 2009 17:16:00 +0000

Last weekend’s teacher workshop at Palace Art was a huge success! It’s encouraging to know that so many teachers are eager to expand their art skills so they can share the benefits of Art with their students! For this workshop we focused on watercolor, so I thought I would share a few of the amazing paintings […] ]]> 7