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The beautiful and varied shapes of leaves make for wonderful art.  This project  allows the 3rd Grade to practice their skills of tracing, using a ruler and following directions.   This picture doesn’t show the glitter,  but it is especially beautiful with the glitter added. … Continue reading

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These paper towel ghosts are made rigid by using Mod Podge painted paper towel sheets over a, Styrofoam ball and chenille stem, skeleton.  Slightly watered down white glue can be used instead of the Mod Podge, but the ghost is … Continue reading

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Artist Kathy Kromer has a website at, http://www.kathykromer.com/_hearts001.htm  that not only shows her art, but also has an artists’ bio page.  Intensity is her trademark.  Although she uses acrylics on canvas, with this project we attempt to copy her art … Continue reading

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I think ladybugs are fascinating little insects.  Here is an interesting fact about ladybugs.  Different ladybugs have different numbers of spots. Some have no spots while some have as many as twenty four.   This is a 1st grade project to improve … Continue reading

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Painting with tissue paper is so much fun, that I just had to add another project using the method.   I find these landscape paintings unbelievably beautiful considering their simplicity.   You’ll find the directions for this project, “Tissue Painted Landscape,” in … Continue reading

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Art ala Alberto Cerriteno

This 6th grade project is inspired by the art work of Alberto Cerriterno.  Alberto Cerriterno is a Mexican surrealism artist who has developed his own very personal technique and style.You’ll notice delicate hints of traditional Mexican artistic influences in his … Continue reading

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Sandra Willard style art was the theme of this second grade art class.  Before we began the class, we watched a PowerPoint presentation showing some of Sandra’s art.  Her simple, bright colored pictures showing peaceful, serene landscapes seem to beg … Continue reading

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Debi Hubbs, artist,  has a website, Debi Hubbs Illustration.    Her sense of humor, shown in her paintings, proves that art is fun.  We chose examples of  her art  to imitate.  We first drew the picture, and then colored in the background … Continue reading

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