Autumn Moon

I have a slight obsession with owls.  Can you tell? This project is easy-peasy, and a great opportunity to discuss both science and language arts with students while creating a truly impressive work of art.  Art concepts — positive/negative shapes (for grades 2-3), line, geometric shapes, and painting techniques. You need: Black paper tag board, with […]

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Op Art

Students in grades 4-5 love this easy, but impressive op art project, and it’s a great way to illustrate the element of art, “Line.” I start by having students trace their hands very lightly with pencil, then make a horizontal line pattern in the background. I tell them to be sure to end the horizontal […]

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Today, my first and second graders are creating monochromatic winter scenes, with red cardinals for a pop of color.   Even though they’re little guys, they can understand rhythm, and love seeing how rhythm in art and rhythm in music are similar.  They created a cool rhythm with different-sized birch trees and the patterns created […]

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