Misc. Subjects – TeachKidsArt http://www.teachkidsart.net a resource for teaching art to kids! Sun, 31 Dec 2017 04:33:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Giving Back with Art http://www.teachkidsart.net/giving-back-with-art/ Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:58:16 +0000 http://www.teachkidsart.net/?p=4700

Have you ever been inspired to ‘give back’ to your community as a way to say “thank you” to those who helped you through a difficult time? I was touched by the story of Dan and Janean Toone, who started Young at Art in response to the care that their young grandson received while spending […] ]]>
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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“Touch” Contour Drawing http://www.teachkidsart.net/touch-contour-drawing/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/touch-contour-drawing/#comments Mon, 25 May 2009 19:30:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2009/05/touch-contour-drawing.html

A workshop participant trying out the “touch” method of contour drawing In my last teacher workshop, I showed how students can improve their drawing skills with different types of contour drawing. In previous posts, I’ve talked about blind, memory and guided contour drawing. Last, but not least, is “touch” contour drawing. This is another great […] ]]>
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More Contour Drawing – “Memory” and “Guided” http://www.teachkidsart.net/more-contour-drawing-memory-and-guided/ Fri, 22 May 2009 02:42:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2009/05/more-contour-drawing-memory-and-guided.html

“Guided” Contour Drawing by Austin, grade 5 In her book, Art for Kids: Drawing, artist and author Kathryn Temple reminds us that, “The most important thing an artist can do is pay attention.” It’s amazing how most people go through life without really looking at the world around them. Contour drawing will help you break […] ]]>
Teacher Workshop – Contour Drawing! http://www.teachkidsart.net/teacher-workshop-contour-drawing/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/teacher-workshop-contour-drawing/#comments Wed, 20 May 2009 02:01:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2009/05/teacher-workshop-contour-drawing.html

“Blind Contour Drawing” of a student in my workshop! I love this quote by Kathryn Temple, author of Art for Kids: Drawing…. “Drawing has more to do with seeing than it does with holding a pencil in your hand.” So true!! In my teacher workshop last weekend (“Teaching Drawing to Kids”) we focused on how […] ]]>
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Monet’s Ice Cream Sundae Party http://www.teachkidsart.net/monets-ice-cream-sundae-party/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/monets-ice-cream-sundae-party/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2009 04:16:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2009/03/monets-ice-cream-sundae-party.html

1st Grade Ice Cream Sundae…don’t you just love kids’ art??! This is a FUN lesson in color mixing and mixing tints (a tint is any color plus white). I got this out of an old School Arts Magazine years ago and just simplified it a little. It’s a great opportunity to talk to kids about […] ]]>
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Shoe Drawings http://www.teachkidsart.net/shoe-drawings/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/shoe-drawings/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2009 18:34:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2009/03/shoe-drawings.html

Third Grade Shoe Drawing by Brian Contour drawing is a great activity for developing your drawing skills, no matter what your age or level of ability. There are dozens of fun projects you can do with contour drawing, but here is one of my favorites…. Shoe Drawings!1. Remove one shoe and place it on your […] ]]>
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Christmas “Stained Glass” Ornaments http://www.teachkidsart.net/christmas-cheer/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/christmas-cheer/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2008 06:43:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2008/12/christmas-cheer.html

Are your students bouncing off the walls with anticipation of the coming holiday? Need a last minute project to engage them? Try making these glowing ornaments with the look of stained glass! Students in grade 3 and up will enjoy spreading Christmas cheer when they hang these ornaments on their tree or give them as […] ]]>
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Take Avantage of Your Local Art Talent! http://www.teachkidsart.net/take-avantage-of-your-local-art-talent/ Wed, 24 Sep 2008 00:33:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2008/09/take-avantage-of-your-local-art-talent.html

I hope you know that I mean “take advantage of” in a good way! Every community has it’s share of local talent, so why not bring some of that influence into your classroom? Sometimes it helps our students to hear enthusiasm about Art coming from someone other than us! Inviting a local artist into your […] ]]>