Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Summer Reading

I am so proud of my daughter Emily who helped me start this blog and wrote the poems in the lesson Drawing - Illustrating poems. Her book The Dragon Behind the Glass has been named a best book of the summer. A fun and exciting adventure, it is now available on Amazon.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Drawing - All-School Artists

The children use watercolor markers to draw self-portraits for an “All-School Artists” display.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cut Paper - Stand-up Clowns

The children use construction paper and glue to create whimsical clowns. For ages 6 to 9. Plan 2 to 3 sessions.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Printing - Fruit & Vegetable Prints with Oil Pastel

The children explore shapes and textures by making relief prints using fruit and vegetables, and then create backgrounds with oil pastels. Ages 9 to 13. Plan 2 to 3 sessions.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

In the Style of - Edward Hopper

After learning about the life and works of Edward Hopper, the children use his style to make paintings of houses. For ages 9 to 13. Plan 2 to 3 sessions.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Clay - Free Clay Day

The children plan and create their own projects for "free-clay day.” For all ages. Plan 2 to 3 sessions.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Papier Mâché - Layered Bowls

The children construct bowls using papier mâché and then design them with cut paper and paint. For ages 9 to 13. Plan 4 to 5 sessions.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Painting - Textures & Patterns

The children explore brushstrokes to depict the textures in everyday objects and then repeat the brushstrokes to fill their paintings with patterns. For ages 6 to 9. Plan 2 to 3 sessions.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Clay - West African Ritual Pots

After learning about ritual vessels from West Africa, the children make and combine clay pinch pots and decorate them with African style figures. For ages 9 to 13. Plan 6 sessions.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Cut Paper - Birdcages

The children use paper and glue to create birds and their cages. For ages 3 to 6. Plan 2 sessions.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Printing - Suminagashi

The children manipulate colored inks on the surface of water to make Suminagashi prints. For ages 9 to 13. Plan 1 to 2 sessions.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

In the Style of - Grandma Moses

After learning about Grandma Moses and her paintings, the children use her style to paint landscapes. For ages 6 to 13. Plan 2 to 3 sessions.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Clay - Fishbowl Plaques

After rolling clay slabs, the children cut out the shapes of fishbowls and fill them with underwater creatures. For ages 6 to 9. Plan 4 sessions.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Painting & Printing - Brush-dyed Paper

After folding rice paper into pie-shaped wedges, the children paint designs on one side, then turn the wedges over and paint the mirror image. When the paper is unfolded, intricate patterns are revealed. For ages 9 to 13. Plan 1 session.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Drawing - Crayon Engraving with Oil Pastel

After applying a thick coat of crayon to their papers and covering it with black paint, the children scratch in designs and embellish them with oil pastels. For ages 9 to 13. Plan 4 sessions.