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Use Your Coloured Pencils: Textured Paper. I may have gone overboard on the photos for this post, but this is one of my favourite art lessons so far.

Use Your Coloured Pencils: Textured Paper

I was inspired by this photo from Pinterest (left). If this is your photo, please let me know because I can't find the original source for this image anywhere as it was never properly linked to on Pinterest! Anyhow, I gave students the challenge of transforming eight small pieces of smooth white paper so that each piece had a different texture. After giving a few ideas about cutting, folding and scrunching and providing students with hole punches, fancy scissors and shredded paper pieces, I let these grade twos go about creating different textures.

The kids turned out to be really inventive of course and I was so excited to see them exploring. Each one of their textured paper pieces was glued onto a larger sheet, displaying all their textures together. Using a pencil to make holes Using a hole punch to make holes Tearing, Twisting and Weaving. Art & ideas that grow: Rhythmic Rings. Recycled art by the third graders!

art & ideas that grow: Rhythmic Rings

We rolled, and rolled..and rolled paper and created a collaborative recycled paper installation outside the art room. Digication e-Portfolio. Pamela Holderman: going around in circles... Going around in circles can be quite fun...

Pamela Holderman: going around in circles...

PO-Gallery. It's Art Day!: Kandinsky Trees. My first graders really need help with their fine motor skills this year.

It's Art Day!: Kandinsky Trees

After completing a very successful Kandinsky Concentric Circle painting lesson noted below, I followed up this past week with a tree inspired lesson. Once again, I found my inspiration from My student's used Crayola Metallic crayons instead of the Crayola Construction paper crayons and we used juice lids for some bigger circles in the stamping part of the lesson. Day 1 On day two constructed the trees and circle leaves. I passed out a 12 x 4 inch piece of black paper and had two different sizes of square paper for the circles.

Yes, this was a challenge since we did not use pencil, but we drew with our scissors. Pinterest. Cardboard box art. Who says paintings need to be on canvas?

cardboard box art

Why not get creative and recycle things you already have on hand like cardboard cereal or food boxes. Painting on boxes is actually a great way to make art on a budget, create something that is light weight and easy to display. 1. I started with a few food boxes in different sizes. 2. Next I primed them with house paint. 3. 4. Pinterest. Colorful Mosaic Portraits Made From Old Junk Mail. By using old paper waste like junk mail, old calendars, photos, postcards, etc, Sandhi Schimmel Gold is creating some amazing mosaic portraits.

Colorful Mosaic Portraits Made From Old Junk Mail

They have an up-to-date look with a nice splash of fresh colors. It almost looks like really expensive art that you want to buy for decorating your living room. As you can see the figures on the mosaics are mostly women that he has found from different advertising. He wanted to express how obsessed we are with beauty these days, but at the same time he wanted to give new life to old junk mail. You can by the way recognize Twiggy and Elvis Presley among the mosaics. Schimmel says that every single of his mosaics is made by hand, he has not used anything complicated, only his own hands to cut, paint and put together.

Pinterest. Erasing (!) Apr Erasing (!)

Erasing (!)

Posted 30th April 2013 by Kate Eshelman. Snapshots: The Collage Painting. Artwork worthy of magnet.: High School Art lesson: Mixed Media Painting [Art II class] Medium: Mixed Media Painting Grade: 9-12 Art II: Intermediate Art class Objective: Explore pattern, Value, Acrylic painting and composition {unity} Materials: Canvas Board, Newspaper, paper, acrylic paint, pencil, brushes This lesson introduces student to value and painting will acrylic while exploring the use of various mixed media.

Artwork worthy of magnet.: High School Art lesson: Mixed Media Painting [Art II class]

{Drawing, Painting, and Collage}Inspired by a lesson featured on thebloomingpalette.blogspot.com...Students created mixed media paintings including, one object {painting in value} {pattern} & {silhouette} Packing Tape Image Transfers. I love image transfers.

Packing Tape Image Transfers

It’s something I’m always using in my journals but there are so many other fun uses for them. All you need to make a transfer is a photocopy of an image or words and packing tape. You can also use printouts from a laser printer or magazine pages. Inkjets will not work because they are not heat based toner. So take some photos to the copy machine or tear some pages out of your favorite magazine to get started. First, take a strip of packing tape and place it over the images you want to transfer: Mrs. High - 8th Grade Art Projects. Ceramics: "Cultural Masks" This unit begins our study of clay and the clay construction techniques.

Mrs. High - 8th Grade Art Projects

Be prepared to get dirty! Step #1: Using provided resources, investigate different cultures from around the world. Look in to their values, beliefs, riturals, interests, and way of life. Choose one culture you would like to focus on. Step #2: Now, start planning your ideas for your specific culture's mask. Step #3: After being introduced to the clay processes, techniques and vocabulary, you may begin constructing your cultural mask. Artwork by Katelyn1682. x103639.