“Teach Kids Printmaking” Workshop for Teachers

Okay, I know this is short notice (unless you happen to live in the area), but I just wanted to give our “locals” a heads-up about the teacher workshop I’m offering tomorrow….   “Teach Kids Printmaking” will be happening this Saturday, November 14, 9am to noon, at Palace Art in Capitola, California. Learn lots of practical […]

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Butterfly with Watercolor and Oil Pastel Resist

Butterfly with Watercolor & Oil Pastel Resist

Fall is “butterfly season” for us who live on the California Central Coast! This is the time when over 100,000 Monarch butterflies migrate to our State Monarch Preserve from the valley regions west of the Rockies, making their temporary home here until spring. On sunny, warm days, they fly out of the eucalyptus trees where […]

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Teacher Workshop: “Teach Kids Multicultural Art”

Teach your students about other cultures through their Art! This Saturday (November 7th, 9am to noon), I’ll be teaching another workshop just for teachers, “Teach Kids Multicultural Art”. If you’re a teacher on the California Central Coast, don’t miss this chance to spend a lively morning with other teachers, learning tips and techniques for teaching […]

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Watercolor Fish

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 […]

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Paper Sculpture Inspired by Alexander Calder

This wonderful sculpture was created at my last Teacher Workshop…. I don’t know who to give credit to, so if this is yours, please let me know!Alexander Calder (1898-1976) was an American artist who was born into a family of artists and sculptors and became one of the 20th century’s most influential modern artists. He […]

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Hand Print Art for Pre-K and Kindergarten

I don’t usually post project ideas for Pre-K, since I teach K – 6 (so most of my ideas and resources are for those grades). Special thanks to Denise Harrell, the coordinator for Young Children’s World in Abilene, Texas, who submitted these ideas. She used these projects for a Kids Kreations fundraiser and wanted to […]

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Autumn Leaves – Kindergarten Style!

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 […]

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