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July 21, 2018

Color in Art-12 Creative Learning Activities

Teaching color in art is a basic elementary feat, right?  Learning colors is done in pre-school, kindergarten, and of course, art class.  What if we took it a step further and didn’t just teach the colors but also the color families, and how to make secondary and primary colors, and how the colors relate to one another?

June 10, 2018

Paper Towel Painting and Patterning

I adore art projects that use household materials in new ways.  This paper towel painting lesson does just that.  A little marker and a few watercolors and you won’t even recognize that paper towel!

June 3, 2018

Spaghetti Paintbrushes- Process Painting Fun

Creating a paintbrush out of an unusual material, such as pasta, brings an element of fun to this process art activity.   Spaghetti paintbrushes and some food coloring paint make for a super fun art project straight out of the pantry.

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.

February 10, 2018

Color Mixing -Dollar Store Style

Color mixing is one of the things that can be explored at any age, any intensity, and over and over without getting stale.  This quick color mixing exercise can be done with just a couple of supplies that are easy to find at the local dollar store- so you can try it today!

February 6, 2018

String Pull Art Creatures

String pull art is about as process oriented as art gets.  You get  to make a few choices then it’s all action and a bit of chance.  These fun little creatures start by pulling a string but take it a bit further by adding some details to create some funky looking creatures.

January 31, 2018

Mixing Secondary Colors- A Quick & Successful Exercise

Color is one of my favorite topics to focus on when teaching little people. Everyone can relate to color!  If identifying primary colors is an obvious place to start then mixing secondary colors is an obvious next step!  What are secondary colors and how to make them is a lesson suitable for any age!

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