Nature – 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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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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Painting Great Greens! http://www.teachkidsart.net/painting-great-greens/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/painting-great-greens/#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2011 20:31:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2011/07/painting-great-greens.html

Green is a color that students often take for granted.  When painting greens, many will default to just using the green in their paint set.  This results in paintings that lack depth and interest.  With some basic color mixing instruction, kids can paint a variety of greens and greatly improve their paintings at the same […] ]]>
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Chinese Brush Painting http://www.teachkidsart.net/chinese-brush-painting/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/chinese-brush-painting/#comments Thu, 30 Dec 2010 23:10:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2010/12/chinese-brush-painting.html

Chinese Brush Painting dates back to 4000 BC, with techniques being handed down from master to student. In contrast to what most of us are taught about art today, copying and perfection of technique was more important and more highly valued than self-expression. Chinese Brush Painting uses simple strokes of a paint brush to capture […] ]]>
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“Faux” Mexican Bark “Paintings” http://www.teachkidsart.net/faux-mexican-bark-paintings/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/faux-mexican-bark-paintings/#comments Sun, 14 Mar 2010 08:28:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2010/03/faux-mexican-bark-paintings.html

These Mexican Bark “Paintings” by my 5th graders got more “wows” than any other project at our recent school art show. By using markers instead of paint, we saved time in both prep and clean-up, as well as the extra step of touching up with black Sharpie after painting. And the marker on the brown […] ]]>
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Autumn Leaves – Kindergarten Style! http://www.teachkidsart.net/autumn-leaves-kindergarten-style/ Thu, 22 Oct 2009 03:04:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2009/10/autumn-leaves-kindergarten-style.html

Autumn Leaf by Gabriel If you happen to have a five year old in your life (or maybe a class full of them!), you may want to try this fun project for fall! Hillary Dixon, one of our fabulous Kindergarten teachers, shared this idea with me today… her class had just finished making these colorful […] ]]>
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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Butterflies Inspired by Eric Carle http://www.teachkidsart.net/butterflies-inspired-by-eric-carle/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/butterflies-inspired-by-eric-carle/#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2009 23:43:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2009/08/butterflies-inspired-by-eric-carle.html

A collage with personality – inspired by the beloved Eric Carle! Eric Carle’s colorful collages are among the first works of art that many young children are exposed to…. who doesn’t love his charming illustrations??It’s easy to make your own collage butterflies inspired by Eric Carle…. just follow these simple instructions. And be sure to […] ]]>
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Abstract Scatch Art http://www.teachkidsart.net/abstract-scatch-art/ http://www.teachkidsart.net/abstract-scatch-art/#comments Sat, 04 Apr 2009 01:08:00 +0000 http://biz123.inmotionhosting.com/~teachk5/2009/04/abstract-scatch-art.html

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 […] ]]>
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