Watercolors are a great medium for students to learn about color mixing and applying paint. Here are a few things I've learned about kids and watercolors that may be helpful to you....First of all, the brand does matter! This goes for watercolors or any other type of art supply. When a choice of brand is available, I always try to test and compare. Even in kids' art … [Read more...]
Supplies for K-6 Art
In tough economic times, it's good to know that teaching Art doesn't have to cost a lot of money! With school budgets under increasingly careful scrutiny, it's more important than ever to "get the most bang for your buck" when it comes to consumable supplies. The items pictured here are all inexpensive, basic yet versatile supplies for teaching Art. These supplies cover about … [Read more...]
Tricks of the Trade – Wet Wipes!
Time in the classroom is valuable, so if you can spend less time on set-up and get your students working sooner, that's a good thing! Wet wipes can help you accomplish this. Making art can be messy, so you will often find yourself trying to protect your desks and other work surfaces. Covering desks with newspaper is time consuming, not to mention that all those stories and … [Read more...]
Time to Make Portfolios!
A new school year means new portfolios! A portfolio for each student provides a place to store and protect a year's worth of 2D artwork. While it's great to put student work up around the classroom, there's only so much room and then it has to go somewhere! If you send it home, chances are pretty good you'll never see it again, so if you're planning a spring Art Show keep … [Read more...]
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