The Illustrated ELements- Elements of Art Posters and Printable Bundle

Elements & Principles of Art, For Teachers March 4, 2018

The elements of art are kinda’ a big in deal in my art teacher-y opinion.  They are the basics, the bread and butter of making and talking about art.  Use these elements of art posters and huge bundle of other resources to get started ASAP!

Nine Creative Watercolor Techniques to Add Interest and Fun for Artists of Any Age

For Kids, Painting August 17, 2017

Watercolor paints are some of the most accessible art materials out there.  Any dollar store or grocery store carries them.  Clean up is minimal.  Two wins, right?  What if I told you I have nine watercolor techniques for your kiddos to try that will bring new life to that tray of dried up watercolor paints?

Tissue Paper Art a Process Art Activity with Unlimited Possibility

For Kids, Painting March 15, 2017

Tissue paper art, or painting with tissue paper is a favorite activity of mine, mostly because activity transcends age.  It can be done by the littlest artists or it can grow into part of a more sophisticated process for an older artists.

Drawing, For Kids April 15, 2018

Draw a Flower- A Colorful Directed Drawing Exercise

If you ask kids how to draw a flower most will be able to draw a cartoon-y flower pretty confidently.  Flowers are made up of simple shapes and are something many kids include in their drawings.  Use these directed drawing tips to take their flowers from simple to colorful, complex doodles that will even impress the artists themselves! 

Elements & Principles of Art, For Teachers April 8, 2018

The Principles Illustrated- Principles of Design Posters and Printable Bundle

If you’ve read the Kitchen Table Classroom for any period of time you know I love using the elements of art as a jumping off point for my art lessons and curriculum.   Let’s go a step beyond the elements to explore the principles of design. The Principles Illustrated is a giant bundle of printable posters, worksheets and a printable book that will make it easy for you to teach and learn the principles of design.

For Kids, Painting April 3, 2018

Floral Mandalas- the Paint and Fold Method

Spring is coming, I promise.  I live in Ohio so this time of year I have to keep saying that out loud to convince myself as the cold wind whips outside.   These floral mandalas don’t require any help from Mother Nature but will totally brighten your mood just like the real thing.

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