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MOMS ROCK

Here’s another Mother’s Day project using watercolor paper.  This time for the vase that folds so the bouquet is free standing.  The flower centers can be drawn in or you can use the pattern sheet of already drawn faces.  Although … Continue reading

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AT THE ZOO

The elementary students won a contest put on by the Henry Doorly zoo in Omaha.  The book reading contest had the students and teachers excited and determined to win.  They really enjoyed their day at the zoo and I thought … Continue reading

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ROSINA WACHTMEISTER’S CATS

Rosina Wachtmeister has such a playful view to her art that the kids love to imitate it.  We had a Power Point presentation of her paintings so the kids got a real feel for her style.  Then with the help of … Continue reading

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SILHOUETTES

Just a few basic supplies and what an outstanding project this turns out to be.  This silhouette is achieved with the use of a recylced magazine image, black construction paper, scissors, tape and oil pastels.  For the complete instructions for “Sunset … Continue reading

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PAINTING WITH SCISSORS

We use the Henri Matisse collage, “The Horse, the Rider and the Clown,” as our inspiration for this project.  On the website, http://www.henri-matisse.net/cut_outs.html find information about how Matisse found his way to, as he called it, “painting with scissors.”  You’ll … Continue reading

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STAND ALONE BUTTERFLY

Do you need something to get you into the Spring mood?  These stand alone butterflies will make you “think Spring.”  Any class could make these,  if they’re precise with the scissors.  The antennae and legs might be a bit difficult … Continue reading

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WHAT YOU SEE

The object of this project is to impress on the kids the necessity to “draw what you see…not what you know,” when copying a print or photo.  One example I give the kids is, “You know that the animal has two … Continue reading

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FOLK ART (AMERICAN)

The  5th grade class watched a PowerPoint presentation of folk art by American folk artists.  Many of the artists were self-taught artists who wanted to tell a story, through pictures, about specific events depicting life in rural areas.  Calendars with … Continue reading

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