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January 15, 2018

Snowflake Art- Five Bright & Cheery Ways to Celebrate Winter

Christmas is over but here in the Midwest we still have a lot of winter left.  A lot.  Rather than grumble about the cold temps and slushy roads let’s celebrate winter by making snowflake art.  Check out these five different ways and different materials to make some brilliant snowflakes of your own!

November 28, 2017

Mixed Media Winter Collage

   This mixed media collage provides experience with watercolor techniques, tearing, cutting, gluing, and printmaking.  Layering all of these processes into one artwork creates a finished artwork that looks more sophisticated than any of the simple parts of which it’s made! 

November 25, 2017

Folded Paper Snowflakes Ornament

You guys know that art that must be done precisely is not my jam.  I’m more of a make it up as I go kind of girl.  But some things are worth being precise.  These paper snowflakes fall into that category.  You must follow a few simple directions and you get beautiful intricate amazingness.  Totally worth it.

November 21, 2017

Notan Snowflakes- Cut Paper Snowflakes with a Twist

Pretty much all of us have folded up scraps of paper and made snowflake designs, right? These snowflakes go a step further and incorporate the idea of positive and negative space based on the Japanese concept of Notan.  A super small supply list, a graphic finished product, and little elemental art knowledge make this project a win!

November 22, 2016

Matisse Collages Drawing with Scissors

Matisse is one of my favorite artists to introduce to young kids.  Bright colors and exciting shapes make his work easy for kids to relate to and fun to use as inspiration!! Cut paper is a medium that Matisse is well known for so these Matisse collage’s are a natural.