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Teaching Art from the Hip and Heart

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Second Grade

Model Magic Color Wheel Fun

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Bees and Printmaking

Last year I collaborated with the second grade team when they worked on their insect unit in science.  They studied beetles so we made beetles using glue, metallic paint, and chalk.  This year, I wanted to do something similar.  Maille, my hall neighbor, and good friend, suggested I do something with bees and hexagons.  Boom! An idea was sparked.   Continue reading “Bees and Printmaking”

Wacky Birds

This lesson was only supposed to take one day.  But it was so fun, it took three.  Continue reading “Wacky Birds”

Paul Klee’s Cat and Bird

An oldie but a goodie:  Paul Klee’s Cat and Bird.  I’ve seen this on Pinterest and Google a lot as a “must do” art project for students.  Last year I did Paul Klee, but we concentrated on his use of shapes and bold colors to make cityscapes and castles.  This year, we made kitties with birds on their brains.  Continue reading “Paul Klee’s Cat and Bird”

Observational Drawing

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Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

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Keith Haring Inspired Drawings

Printmaking with Markers

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Monsters, Monsters.

I love making monsters.  Monsters are super fun because anything goes with them.  You don’t have to make them look like anything except what you want them to be.  They can have eyes on their fingers, their toes, their stomachs.  They can be pretty or ugly or something in-between.  Sky is the limit and there is no pressure.  Just fun.

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