Famous Artists II: Mondrian

Mondrian was fabous for his black grid work filled with squares and rectangles in bold primary colors. We had a blast recreating his work in our own way. I created a human size Mondrian coloring page with black masking tape on my reusable plexiglass walls. We colored...

Autumn Wall Hanger

  Autumn Hangers are great for a wall or a front door. I know that many places have already seen the leaves change and are experiencing snow but we in California have a slower, more subtle change of seasons so before winter arrives we are still relishing in the glow...

Cork Stamped Cards

Cork stamped cards are such a great way to bring color into any holiday or celebration.  Plus this is one of those super simple projects that you can do with minimal supplies, most or all of which you have at home or in your classroom. Here is a materials list to get...

Plaster Keepsakes

  I was first learned about how simple plaster casting was from the Artful Parent. This project was such a hit last year that I had to do it again. My students enjoy the process of making impressions in play dough and the parents love the product of a plaster...

Wood Collage and Painting

Four our wood collage project we used reclaimed wood from an old fence that I picked up in my neighborhood, white glue, and wooden shapes and foam shapes from Discount School Supplies. Usually I encourage the kids to get their squeezing ya-yas out and go for the gusto...