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Elements & Principles of Art

March 5, 2019

Art Books for Kids- Teach the Elements of Art Through Books

Children’s literature is my classic, go-to move for introducing new ideas to my kids; be it an art movement or a science concept.  Cuddling on the couch, reading out loud, soaking in the amazing illustrations that are available make it easy to enjoy!  Art books for kids are easy to find and some of the most fun to read!

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.

January 18, 2019

Color Theory for Kids- A Free Printable Book

The elements of art are building blocks for learning to make, write, and talk about any kind of art.  Whether you’re an art teacher, a classroom teacher, or a homeschool mama starting off the elements with a little color theory is an easy and fun place to start!  

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?

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