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April 30, 2017

Best Series of Books about Artists

Those of you that frequent Kitchen table Classroom often know that teaching through books is kinda my thing.  Finding quality books about artists written directly to and for kids is the perfect introduction to an art history education.

March 28, 2017

The Element of Form with Free Printable

Until I got to college I can honestly say my knowledge of the element of form consisted of making little cubes and those clever bubble letters that looked vaguely three dimensional.  I know for certain I could not have told what really qualified something to be a “form” as opposed to a shape.

February 8, 2017

The Element of Texture in Art with free printable

Texture in art can be a tricky thing to define.  It can mean how something feels (actual texture) or how something looks like it would feel (implied texture.)  Use this free printable about the different types of texture in art to help explain this art basic to your student!

January 26, 2017

Types of Lines in Art- A Free Element of Line Printable

Lines are basic.  Lines are easy.  Even people that think that they can’t draw are known to say they can only draw stick figures; which are of course lines!  Line is an essential element of art and a great place to start with kids, no matter their age, because it is so un-intimidating.  Pointing out the element of line, types of lines in art,and uses of line in art is an easy place to start!

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