Collaboration I: Paint and Contact Paper Collage

This week marks the beginning of a new session. The theme for the next five week is Collaboration and Teamwork. Each week students will work together to make one large piece or collaborate to make a series of small works. Teamwork will be emphasized through books,...

Clay, Colorwheel, and More!

Exploring 3-D with my students has been an incredible process. Just as each child draws or paints uniquely they see three dimensional space differently. I started this week’s class with simple building blocks. I scored an entire shoe box worth at a yard sale a...

Pegboard Art and Paper Mache

This week’s Pegboard project covered a variety of mediums, techniques and skills. First we drew with markers, oil pastel and chalk pastel. We practiced line and shapes regardless of the holes from the pegboard. I decided this time around to gesso the boards so...

Plaster Casting

I was incredibly inspired by The Artful Parent play dough plaster casting. Play dough is a hit with all age groups, especially when they are encouraged to use wacky animals and tools to make marks. Play is such a big part of learning that for the first few minutes we...

Block Building and Craft Sticks w/ Velcro

A long time ago I saw a Pinterest post with these over-sized colorful craft sticks and hook & loop (velcro) tabs. I’m not an avid Pinterest user so it was kinda by fluke that I ran across the post and I’m so glad I finally executed the project. This...