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Elements & Principles of Art

January 30, 2019

Shape and Form- A free Digital Mini Drawing Course

The terms shape and form might seem like they are interchangeable in the world of art.  Not so.  In fact, I designed this free digital course to help your kiddos get first hand experience with identifying shape and form in art.  They’ll also get a hands on tutorial on how to turn a shape into a form through a simple pencil drawing tutorial.

October 7, 2018

Color Mixing Chart- Six Printable Pages for Learning About Colors

I love introducing kids to the world of color.  The names of colors are just the beginning.  I’m talking how to mix colors to make new colors, the relationships between colors, and even the idea that color can induce an emotional response.  These color mixing charts are an easy way to introduce lots of color concepts in an easy, hands on way.

August 7, 2018

What is Symmetry in Art- A Classic Project and a Free Printable

“What is symmetry?” is a question you might hear in biology class, art class, or math class.  It’s a concept worth learning about that occurs in so many arenas.  Symmetry, in layman’s terms, is the quality of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or arranged around an axis. 

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?

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.

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