It’s a new year, and along with that comes new beginnings. People often choose January as a time to start something new, or to stop something that isn’t working for them. It’s a time for resolutions and changes. This new year brought big changes to my family, but unlike resolutions, they weren’t changes made by […]
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Here’s an easy, wintery snow scene, perfect for those days when you need a lesson without much prep or clean-up. The week before Christmas break is that time for me! Materials: 12 x 18 white construction paper Crayola Washable Markers (you only need the gray, red, and orange) Spray bottle filled with plain water Directions: Use your gray […]
I found this idea on Tunstall’s Teaching Tidbits (thank you, Pinterest!), and thought it would make a fun fall drawing lesson for my 1st graders. I was surprised by how challenging the web design was for many of them! They drew the straight lines with no problem at all, but the curvy lines were a different story! This […]
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 […]
Cropping and a unique point of view make this “not your everyday snowman”! I first saw this composition idea on Art Projects for Kids (done with oil pastels) and then on Deep Space Sparkle (done with tempera paint). I used this lesson to teach my first graders about cropping and the 3/4 view portrait. They loved it […]
4th grade “JOY” by Jacob For our school-wide Thanksgiving project, we decided to show our thanks to some very special people… My K through 7th grade students have been busy making Christmas cards for Veterans, to spread some Christmas cheer and let these men and women know they are loved and appreciated! The hundreds of cards […]
This fun lesson was inspired by a project I saw on Art Projects for Kids… “Watercolor Resist Snowflakes”. I changed it up just a little for my Kindergarten classes and they had a blast doing this! First we talked a bit about snowflakes and then I showed them some amazing photographs of real snowflakes (taken with […]
Hi! I'm Cheryl, and I'm a big fan of kids' artwork! For the last 20+ years, I've had the privilege of teaching art to kids from kindergarten through high school.... in public, private, charter, and homeschool settings. Now I'm focusing on mentoring other teachers through demos, workshops, and sharing lessons and more on my blog. I have a degree in art and an art ed credential, but I've learned that you don't need to be an "artist" or have an art background yourself to teach art to kids. All you need are good lessons to follow (like following a recipe) and the willingness to have fun! Over the years, I’ve developed hundreds of successful, classroom-tested art lessons for kids, and all the tips, methods, and strategies to go along with them! My passion now is to make all this available to classroom teachers, homeschool teachers, parents, and grandparents.… to anyone who wants to share the joy of ART with the kids in their life!
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