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negative space

Drawing, For Kids August 29, 2019

Easy Leaf Art for Kids

Here in Ohio it’s almost fall.  That’s when a spectacular display of color takes over for a week or two. I love connecting the beauty of nature to the arts- it’s so easy!  Nature just offers so many color,s textures, and details to appreciate. This easy leaf art for kids uses free printable leaf templates and chalk pastels to create deceivingly complex layers of colorful leaves!

For Kids, Paper Arts January 17, 2019

Cut Paper Snowflakes Inspired by Japanese Notan Art

Pretty much all of us have folded up scraps of paper and made snowflake designs, right? These Japanese notan art inspired 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!