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“LOVE YOU TO PIECES” FRAME

Now is the time to start thinking about a gift for  Mother’s Day.  Just about everyone has picture puzzles with missing pieces.  Here is a cute project that uses up some of the remaining pieces.  Cut a hole in the center … Continue reading

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DESIGNER PROFILES

This is an art class  that takes two, one hour, sessions to finish.  Before the first class I trace the students’ profiles using an overhead projector.  Some amazing results.  The supply list and directions are under the 6th Grade tab in the sidebar.  … 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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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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NEWSPAPER CITYSCAPES

Paul Brent paints a variety of subjects, but my favorite is his cityscapes.  He has four versions, with four different colored sky backgrounds, of his cityscapes.  We imitate his art by painting a background on watercolor paper.  Then we draw … Continue reading

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IT’S A HOOT

We call this project “Give a Hoot,” for no other reason than that I thought it was cute.  You’ll need black construction paper, oil pastels and gold glitter glue for this project.  I give a quick lesson on drawing an … Continue reading

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WIRE COAT HANGER PUPPY

This is my favorite wire coat hanger project.  I call this little cutie, “Puppy Love.”  These are so easy to make, especially because the patterns are full sized.  They could be printed on colored paper, but I like to use … Continue reading

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WHERE IS IT?

“Reptile Camouflage” is what we call this 4th Grade project.  We start out using white chalk on black construction paper, then oil pastels.  The same method is used on the black background paper.  Then the reptile is cut out and glued to … Continue reading

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