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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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 […]
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 and […]
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 share […]
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 9x12 paper, draw a flower with a stem and some leaves. Don’t […]
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!