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September 13, 2018

Fall Art Projects-Fall Crafts from Nature

When I think of traditional fall art projects I think of handprint trees, pumpkins on a fence, and a limited palette of warm “fall” colors.  The fall crafts below aren’t traditional in that sense but they do celebrate the best the season has to offer!

June 11, 2018

Recycled Rainbow Color Wheel

It can be easy to look right past everyday materials that have great potential as art materials.  This rainbow color wheel collage activity uses recycled magazine pages as a color source.  Unusual?  Maybe, but also perfect!  They’re readily available, free, and come in a thousand colors!

May 21, 2018

Paper Weaving- an Introduction

Paper weaving is a simple and inexpensive way to teach young kids the basics of weaving.  This can be a tricky skill to teach (and learn) but starting with a few simple tips will help your young artist to be successful!

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!

December 12, 2017

Texture Rubbings with Oil Pastel and Tissue Paper

Texture is an element of art that really speaks to kids because they can feel it with their fingers, literally.  These texture rubbings are going to translate actual textures into bold patterns using oil pastel and tissue paper.  Add in the concept of creating rhythm and contrast within an artwork and you’ve got yourself a winner of a lesson. 

November 28, 2017

Winter Collage- MIxed Media Possibilities

   This mixed media winter 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! 

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