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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 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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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 and […]

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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 share […]

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

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