Monoprints

This charming one-of-a-kind flower created by Robin D. With monoprints, only one print can be made from each original design, but you can repaint the printing surface and draw as many new designs as you like! Students of all ages will enjoy charming results. Remember that any words or letters you write will print in […]

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YES! Paste / BEST! Paste

If you work with kids and don’t already know about YES! Paste, you need to. YES! Paste puts your traditional glue stick to shame. How many times have you used a glue stick to attach something, only to have it pop off a few days later?? Or maybe you’ve tried mounting art with a glue […]

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Paper Magic

It’s amazing how many ways you can turn kids on to MATH using ART!!! In my teacher workshop, “Teach Kids Math with Art”, we experienced lots of ways to do just that! This project makes a great introduction to the study of topology. Topology is a type of geometry concerned with space, dimension and transformation. […]

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More Teacher Workshops!

Calling all teachers on the California Central Coast! The “Teaching Teachers to Teach Art Series” at Palace Art in Capitola has been a huge success! It’s not too late to get in on the final workshops of the summer. Sessions are filling up fast, but several still have space available and more may be added from […]

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Art Demo ~ Crayola Model Magic

Here are a few scary (and sadly, out of focus!) monsters from a product demo I did yesterday for Crayola, using their Model Magic modeling material. These imaginative creatures were created by an 8 year old boy who couldn’t get enough of this stuff! Before being asked to teach this demo, I always thought Model […]

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Foil Fish

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 […]

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“Catch of the Day” – Ceramic Fish

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 […]

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