I’m not really sure what to call these drawings, but my students love them! I found this project on Art with Mr. E. (and embellished his instructions just a bit) to use with my 4th & 5th graders for some end-of-the-year fun!! With this project, you can teach that shading and careful use of line […]
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This activity is great practice for learning to see values (lights and darks) and duplicate them in your drawings. Younger students may only have the patience to do two or three of these, while older students may want to do several more. Make sure you use the same pencil and the same paper for both […]
“Name Tangles” are a fun way to create a cool design using your name or another word of your choice. Try adapting this idea for a unique greeting card design! Materials: 9x12 white construction paper Pencil and eraser Black markers, fine and broad point Directions:1. Use large stick letters to write your name, beginning with the first […]
Tangle drawing by Krista, grade 4 Tangle drawings are like sophisticated “doodles”, with an endless variety of possibilities! Visit Zentangle.com (and its companion Flickr site) to be inspired and see how one couple has turned these simple, yet sophisticated drawings into a world-wide craze! Vocabulary: Tangle — a confused mass of something that is twisted together […]
Try these simple instructions to teach your kinders how to draw stars. As adults, we make these designs automatically, almost without thinking, but for a five year old drawing their very first star, it’s nothing short of magical! Once it “clicks” for them, they will be drawing stars everywhere! First talk about types of lines, […]
These kindergarten bird paintings are guaranteed to make you smile! I was completely charmed by these when my students did them last week, so I wanted to share a few, along with some tips for getting great results.… I began by sharing a special “artist secret” with my students.… that “artists use shapes to help […]
There are lots of wonderful children’s books available today, but “Ish” by Peter Reynolds stands out as one of my all-time favorites. This is a story that everyone (kids and adults!) can relate to.… in fact, it’s so influential that I can literally see a “before and after” effect each time I read it to […]
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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