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IDIOMS

Idioms are phrases that say one thing but mean something else. They are a little like puzzles: try imagining a picture or a situation that the phrase suggests and then draw what you hear, not what the true meaning is. … Continue reading

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HubPages CRAFTS GALLERY

I’ve mentioned before that I write articles on HubPages, and at times make and include tutorials for crafts.  Since some of these crafts would make great classroom art projects, I’ve set up a gallery for them. If you haven’t made … Continue reading

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THOROUGHLY MODERN MATTISE

How do you suppose the “Goldfish” painting of Henri Matisse would look if he were painting it in the year 2014? Goldfish were a new craze in Europe in Henri Matisses’ time, and they became kind of an obsession with … Continue reading

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COUNTRY HARVEST

It’s fall and we are producing a harvest landscape.   This landscape is to  include certain fall items,  but it was up to each student to decide where to put the items.  This is a project where we stress perspective and, more importantly, “following directions.”   These 4th … Continue reading

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KOKESHI DOLL: JAPANESE ART

Kokeshi dolls are characterized by their lack of arms and legs, as well as their brightly painted kimono in floral designs and geometric patterns.  We prepared the background, and the paper the flowers were cut from, before coloring and cutting … Continue reading

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BE BOLD WITH BRITTA

One of the interesting things I learned about Romero Britta, when I looked up his biography, is the fact that when he started painting he painted on scraps of cardboard and newspaper.  Britta’s optimistic, fun-loving approach to life is reflected … 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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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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