Teaching Art from the Hip and Heart



Lines, Lines, and More Lines

Every year I start off with teaching/reviewing the first element of art: lines.  Zentangles are a fantastic way to teach lines and patterns. Zentangles range from easy to complex and students get to practice adding their own twists to the designs they learn how to draw. Continue reading “Lines, Lines, and More Lines”


Bulletin Board for First Weeks of School

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I did this lesson back in October and have previously posted it under Fall with Kindergarten (last year); however, I think it deserves a revisit. The main thing I did differently on this was a thinking routine.  This routine is “I used to think/Now I think.” Continue reading “Thinking Routines and Spiders”

Stained Glass

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Keith Haring Inspired Drawings

The music teacher approached me in January and asked if I would like to collaborate on her music presentation, which would take place in March.  I am all up for working together so I jumped at the opportunity.   Continue reading “Culture and Music for Third Grade”

Continue reading “Texture in Ice Cream Cones”

Learning about Value

Third Grade Explores Weaving

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