Monthly Archives: April 2015

  • Art Assemblage with Kids // Pinecones & Pasta

    Assemblage is the art of assembling bits and pieces together to make 3-dimensional art. It can, and often does, involve collage. We’ve tackled assemblage before when the kids made these gorgeous trees. This time, however, we didn’t do much gluing. These latest pieces became more like sculptures than collages. The kids painted, beaded, and wrapped, enjoying …

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  • Watercolor Paper Pinwheels

    I’m pretty much in love with this new technique. I was just playing around with making these cool pinwheels and I wanted to make it a little bit more enticing for my tween and teen. So I made them out of watercolor paper, and then I let them paint. We added a few beads and, voila. …

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  • Making an Art Space at Home

    I teach art in my house. In my living room, to be exact. Before we moved in, I sketched out the plan of where and how I was going to fit an art space into my living room (I had not yet hatched the plan to teach 4-year olds in that space, ha!). Having an …

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  • kids paint flowers in the style of Georgia O'Keefe

    Artist Study with Kids: Georgia O’Keeffe

    This is the fourth post in my Artist Study with Kids series. I’ve shared with you our Henri Matisse “painting with scissors” collage project, our Siona Delaunay paintings, and our Alexander Calder sculptures. Today I am presenting you with our flower paintings inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe, made by kids ages 4-8. I just love the observations skills used. It makes me admire these sweet, …

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  • 10 art experiences for children using liquid watercolors!

    10 Liquid Watercolor Art Experiences

    Liquid watercolors have become one of my favorite art materials. They are not as convenient as regular palette watercolors, which we use more often just because they don’t require as much set-up or clean-up, but they are just so beautiful to paint with. The colors are very rich and vibrant, and you can cover large areas …

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