Monthly Archives: July 2011

FOLK ART WEATHERVANE

For over 2000 years, weathervanes have helped people predict  the weather.  Today, miniature models  are also used as a decorative accent.  The pattern for this project comes in two pieces that have to be butted together and glued.  Cut the … Continue reading

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CLIP BUTTERFLY MAGNET

  These cute little butterfly magnets are made with clip clothespins, construction paper, old greeting cards and incidentals.  Kids can make them, but I’ve found that it works best to glue the wings on with a glue gun. Therefore this is a 5th … Continue reading

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PAPER QUILT DESIGNS

Imagine the colors and designs that make up a quilt block.  We took a drawn image and drew in the designs and then colored them.  There are a lot of free coloring pages online that would work well.  Size them … Continue reading

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HUICHOL ART

The Huichol Indians, who live in a distant part of Mexico, illustrate their religious beliefs in beautifully designed yarn paintings called “Nearika.”  A traditional Huichol representation is that of the deified face of the sun, the Giver of Life.  The … Continue reading

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PAPER BAG BUILD-A-PUPPET

We named this project “Lunch Bag Build A Puppet.”  The only supplies needed, other than colored markers and a glue stick,  are a brown lunch bag and the animal features copied on white construction paper. Patterns are included in this project … Continue reading

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TROPICAL FISH

  Tropical fish, in pictures anyway,  always seem to have bright, beautiful coloring.  Since calendar pictures are also bright and glossy, they seemed to be the perfect scales for our fish.  So, this project uses calendar pictures, colored markers, chalk, … Continue reading

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BIRDS, OFF THE PRESS

This is a two session art class.  The first session will be to paint the papers.  The second session will be to draw, cut out and paste the birds on the prepared background paper. The third grade class spent one … Continue reading

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GASTON CHAISSAC

Gaston Chaissac’s art has a look that reminds me of simple, colorful, modern pottery. His simplistic view is evident in this Gaston quote, “Without a doubt I have a soul that is very close to a circus performer, who, like … Continue reading

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