Famous Artists I: Van Gogh Monotypes

Famous Artists I: Van Gogh Monotypes

Materials: cookie sheet washable tempera paint paper (I like white heavy weight construction or card stock) Use your hands like “Kitty paws”. This is how the paint looks before we press the paper. What your are making is a “Monotype” which...

Printmaking & Painting with Wacky Tools

Materials Needed: White Paper (sulphite or cardstock work great) Tempera Paint (we use washable colorations and love it!) Paint Brushes Foam Rollers Other Tools We Used: Bubble Wrap Yarn Blocks Sponges Scrapers Kitchen Tools (mashers, basting brush, etc) Corks plastic...

Printmaking: A Breeze with Leaves

Materials Needed: black construction paper (we used 12×18) aluminum foil (for paint pallette) flat paint brushes leaves (still green and flexible) newsprint/scrap paper sponges (cut into four pieces) tempera paint (the more quality, the better it will show up on...

Art & Storytelling: Apples by Nikki McClure

This week we worked off Nikki McClure’s, Apple. Her wonderful paper cuts are bold and graphic and her single word storytelling format allows for children to fill in the blanks and use their observation and imagination to tell the rest of the story. We warmed up...

Celebrating Spring: Pool Noodle Flower Prints

I found this on pinterest and it’s a must do! If you have construction paper and tempera paint you can literally do this project for $1!!! Right now they are selling flower shaped pool noodles at the Dollar Tree. Materials Flower shaped swim noodle (cut up into...