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Line Designs with Shading






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 added to 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 […]






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Candy Cane-O-Grams






Special thanks to Erica for being my “hand model” on this project! It’s December, and that means it’s time for some holiday projects!This “Candy Cane-O-Gram” is a favorite project year after year. It may look like an ordinary paper candy cane, but it contains a special hidden message for it’s recipient! Once kids make their […]






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Drawing Fish with Lines and Shapes






In Kindergarten this year, we’ve been focusing on drawing the world around us using lines and shapes. This colorful fish was drawn by Gabe. For this project, we first read a story about different kinds of fish, and talked about the shapes, lines, and patterns we saw in each one…. lots of ovals, triangles, circles […]






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Teachers Make Awesome Students!






Dedicated teachers hard at work…. being students! (And on their day off, no less!) One of my favorite things about the teacher workshops I’ve been giving is that I get to spend time sharing ideas with other teachers. Teachers not only have lots of great ideas (learned from experience), but most importantly they love to […]






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Echo Line Flowers






3rd Grade Flower Drawing This is a great lesson for teaching about warm and cool colors, patterns, and artists who painted flowers, like Georgia O’Keeffe and Vincent Van Gogh. 1. Have some visual references on hand that show a variety of flower shapes.2. On 9×12 paper, draw a flower with a stem and some leaves. […]






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