Collaboration Complete: Keepsake Book and Fall Leaves

Watching my students look through their art books is a magical experience. To see them recollect the projects and feel pride for their accomplishments is beyond rewarding. At the end of each week when the large collaborations were dry I spent time cutting them down so...

Collaboration IV: Colored Glue Collage & Ball Painting

The first collaboration of the day was a colored glue collage. I made seven colors of glue by adding liquid water color to white glue. In last week’s mask making project we practiced glue control but this week I let the kids squeeze to their heart’s...

ATC Swap (Artist Trading Card)

Studio Sprout participated in an official Artist Trading Card Swap! This was an amazing success and provided endless opportunities for learning.  Each child made a small series of art and mailed them off to peers across the country and world. We studied maps to learn...

Collaboration III: Painting on Maps & Mask Making

I introduced the idea of painting collaboratively by reading the book, We’re Painting by Carol Snyder before embarking on the group project of the day. The illustrations in this book are fun and colorful and the story line is simple and accessible for toddlers...

Collaboration II: Pass the Art Game (Mixed Media)

For this week’s collaboration we explored mixed media. I developed a “Pass the Art” game similar to art games I played in elementary school where we folded the paper in three and each person took a pass at drawing a head, torso, and legs. When you...