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  • Paint and Marker Flowers Paint and Marker Flowers - What You Need: Tempera paint (or watercolor paint) Brushes For tempera, use poster paper or 80lb Sulphite drawing paper. For watercolors, use watercolor paper (90lb student quality is fine but you can use a heavy weight poster paper as an alternative) Black Sharpie markers (permanent markers work the best but washable Crayolas will also do... Read more »
  • Which art paper should I use? Which Art Paper Should I Use? - Many Projects, Many Papers There are a multitude of paper options out there and here I have listed the most popular choices.  I always prefer buying paper in large sheets and tearing or cutting them down into manageable sizes. To do this, I use a metal ruler/straight edge, or a mat cutter. BRISTOL BOARD  Otherwise... Read more »
  • Classroom Management Tips for the Art Room Classroom Management using Love and Logic - Love and Logic When I was first introduced to the principles of the Love and Logic method, I was immediately attracted to its simplicity and sensible approach to classroom management. Although there is much that could be said about the Love and Logic philosophy, I believe they are encapsulated in the four following principles. 1.... Read more »
  • Creative Ways to Incorporate Veggies into Kids’ Meals: Edible Animal Friends Creative Ways to Incorporate Veggies into Kids’ Meals: Edible Animal Friends - Fun and Healthy Check out these ways to turn snacks into edible animal-shaped treats that the whole family can enjoy. Kids will have so much fun gluing together the colorful pieces with hummus, they may not even notice how many healthy veggies are in their snacks. (And you may be able to sneak in some... Read more »
  • What art can do. KinderArt.com What Art Can Do - WHAT ART CAN DO Participating in art nurtures inventiveness as it engages people in a process that aids in the development of self-esteem, self-discipline, cooperation, and self-motivation. And, art helps people gain the tools necessary for understanding human experience, adapting to and respecting other points of view, developing creative problem-solving skills and communicating thoughts and... Read more »
  • Lines Variety Art Lesson Plan for Kindergarten. KinderArt.com Lines of All Kinds - Learning Objectives: To introduce students to the names of different kinds of lines. To introduce students to the vocabulary words: horizontal, vertical, and diagonal. To give students the opportunity to paint with many colors within the boundaries of the lines they create. What You Need: Paper 12″ x 18″ Oil Pastels Tempera Paint (cakes or... Read more »
  • Watercolor bunnies inspired by Catherine Rayner. By Misty Buck. KinderArt.com. Watercolor Bunnies - Watercolor Bunnies Catherine Rayner is an award winning Illustrator and children’s author based in the UK. This lesson will introduce children to her work. What We Used: Watercolors (Blick liquid watercolors) Watercolor paper (an 80 lb sulphite paper will also work well) Pencils Paintbrushes (#8 round) Black Sharpie markers Examples of Catherine Rayner’s artwork Catherine... Read more »
  • Do this before throwing away your kid's art. KinderArt.com Kids’ Art: Display It, Save It, Toss It - Kids Art – Display It, Save It, Toss It Before the Internet, parents didn’t save their kids’ artwork.  I know this to be true because I asked people. Case in point, all that remains of my many (many) childhood creations is a folded sheet of manila paper depicting a tree in four seasons, a crayon... Read more »
  • Drawing with Mark Kistler Drawing with Mark Kistler - Drawing with Mark Kistler by Dan Triplett Mark Kistler’s Draw Squad has been an extremely valuable resource to me. Especially for someone like myself, one with no formal art training, Kistler’s ideas and explanations can take you from a unskilled drawer to a successful drawer in a few months. His ideas are simple but most... Read more »
  • Drawing with Mona Brookes. KinderArt.com Drawing with Mona Brookes - Drawing with Children by Dan Triplett, art educator I was first introduced to Mona Brookes’ Drawing With Children a few years before becoming an art teacher. Upon reviewing the book, I was impressed with the results Mona Brookes’ methods achieved and looked for ways to teach her ideas in my classroom (I was teaching a... Read more »