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Build 3D paper letters from a nifty font. Speaking of Fontstruct, I found something cool over there. Punched Out is a free font that allows you to type letters, print, cut, fold, and glue to make 3D forms. Created by Tobias Sommer, it's available for download at Dafont or Fontstruct. I gave it a try while watching TV. It's a little tedious, but the result is fun! I printed the letters in gray, scored along the center of the dashed lines, and folded so that the printing ended up on the inside of each letter. Paintbrush Sorting Solved! Today I’d love to share a cheap, color-coded system to store your paintbrushes.

The system is also student-friendly and will make keeping your brushes sorted a breeze! Having already used recyclables as a storage solution in another area of my room, I began saving containers of multiple sizes. I simply spray painted each recycled container black for uniformity and added a little flare with acrylic paint. See how the matching system works in the video below! How do you store your brushes? Can you share any other tips? Do you have a system in place for paintbrush clean-up? The Art of Ed | Professional Development for Art Teachers.

Classes. Does this sound like you? Hi, I’m Jessica Balsley, founder of The Art of Education. A few years ago, I found myself in your exact same shoes. I was looking for credits to renew my teaching license and was frustrated by the lack of PD opportunities available specifically for Art Teachers. This got me thinking… what Art Teachers really deserve is a place where they can take classes online, earn graduate credit, take electives towards a Master’s degree, renew their teaching license, and more… all with classes that are actually relevant to their classroom!

Better yet, what if they could do this from the comfort of home? Introducing AOE Classes. AOE Classes are a first-of-a-kind series of online classes designed just for Art Teachers. If you have any questions as you read through this page, contact us at 515.650.3198 or help@theartofed.com, and we’ll help you with any details you need. See you in class! AOE offers a wide variety of online classes for Art Teachers – designed by Art Teachers. Art Projects » Freckle PhotoBlog. iTunes Project » Freckle PhotoBlog. Hands! » Freckle PhotoBlog. Back to school . . . » Freckle PhotoBlog. Another free time activity . . . » Freckle PhotoBlog. Something fun is coming . . . » Freckle PhotoBlog. I’m loving this . . . » Freckle PhotoBlog. Art Projects » Freckle PhotoBlog » page 2. 15 Fine Art Projects for Kids. Lessons from the Art Room. Art Activities and Lesson Plans.

Creative art-focused activities for your classroom. These lessons include resources for a variety of artistic mediums and subject areas such as special events and homework. Your creativity and ideas can help other teachers. Submit your art lesson plan or activity today. Don't forget to include additional resource documents or a photo. This indicates lesson plans located on The Teacher's Corner. Sidewalk Chalk Activities Grades: K-6th A few activities that use chalk to be creative and develop fine motor skills. Crayon Activities Grades: K-6th Grab a box of crayons for these fun activities. Finger Painting Grades: All A few activities that use finger paint as the creative medium.

Friendship Flags Grades K-6th Dip coffee filters in colored water and string together to make a colorful flag or make a bulletin board in this lesson plan that expresses the beauty of diversity.Submitted by: Jennifer School Mascot Art Project Every school has a mascot. My Colorful Apple Tree Grades K-1. Online Art School-Free Elementary Art Lessons to Add Color to your Classroom or Fridge :) An Art Teacher's Guide to Critique Artwork. New Page 1. A faithful attempt. Lascaux. The discovery of the monumental Lascaux cave in 1940 brought with it a new era in our knowledge of both prehistoric art and human origins. Today, the cave continues to feed our collective imagination and to profoundly move new generations of visitors from around the world.

To celebrate this prehistoric wonder, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication's is pleased to present its latest multimedia publication – an update of the original Lascaux website, which was first put on line in 1998. The new site has been entirely reworked in both form and content, reflecting the latest advances in archaeological research. Visitors to the site are presented with a three-dimensional digital version of the cave, which allows them to go from room to room, completely immersed in the site.

You are currently on the XHTML version of the website. To discover the flash version you need to download the last version of Flash Player. Cow with collar. Top of page. Crystal Productions: Art Resources. Social Studies - FREE Lesson Plans Activities Games Powerpoints Handouts - for Kids and Teachers. Lascaux Cave Art. Packing Tape Image Transfers. I love 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. First, take a strip of packing tape and place it over the images you want to transfer: Then use the back of your scissors or the side of your fingernail to make sure the tape is adhered firmly: Next, dip the tape and paper into a bowl of water to wet the back: Using your fingers, start to rub off the paper from the back of the tape: Like magic….your image is left behind on the tape!

I like to use the transfers to wrap special letters before I mail them. It’s like having custom tape: Another idea is to take a small canvas and use the images for artwork: I used a paint brush to add craft paint to bubble wrap to use it as a stamp: I just used my hand to press it down: Copper foil tooling & embossing. Photo at left: Steel number stamping. (Stamp set shown in first photo) Goals Taking Shape. Note: the beeskneescousin is in the process of moving to our new home, Thanks for your patience during the transition Art SpacesTeachers of all sorts love seeing how others organize their space and visually inspire students.

I'm always so excited to see the snapshots that people post this time of year. As I took time this week to set up my own spaces, as well as working on the new website I had an idea to create a new page to showcase art spaces from all over. A database of sorts that would serve as a visual reference for teachers. Art Lesson Plan - Social and Political Issues in Art. Artful Adventures » Blog Archive » Watercolour Spray Inks. Posted by jude on Thursday, September 8, 2011 · 15 Comments Ever since I first heard about watercolour sprays, I’ve been wanting to try them out. The ones you can buy ready-made are I discovered quite expensive, so I decided to create my own using the new powdered water-colour inks I’ve recently treated myself to. That way I can control the dilution I want, mix the colours, and be much more extravagant with them as they are so economical to use. So, I mixed up my inks, and bought some travel sized spray bottles to put them in.

This activity was quite a hit with my boys – they couldn’t wait to get stuck in, and even now, every time my 4 year old sees me using them, he wants to join in too. If you have the patience for it, you can get beautiful subtle layered effects by letting one colour of spray dry before adding the next. Watercolour Spray using Leaves as Masks Watercolour Spray using String as a Mask. Circles into Spheres: spheres | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students. Animoto - Video Slideshow Maker with Music. Lucas Simões. Styrofoam Cup Sculptures. Don't Let the Pigeon... Many of my art lessons are inspired by children's picture books and Mo Willems is one of my favorite current children's authors!

I remember the first time I saw his book Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! I couldn't stop laughing as I read the story and admired Willems' expressive illustrations (I was a library clerk still in college earning my Art degree back then!). I even checked it out so I could bring it home and read it to my family. Most of them were less impressed than I, but luckily my first graders always share my enthusiasm for these silly books! Day one we read the book Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

And then drew our own pigeons with black crayon following Mo Willems' directions from his Let's Draw the Pigeon! Day two we started by reading Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! Tracing Shadows. Crafternoon: Watercolor Spray Paints | Pufferbellies Toys & Books. Today at Crafternoon, we made watercolor spray paint art. We were inspired by this post at Artful Adventures. We started with watercolors in tubes (found at our local art-supply store), which we diluted with water in little spray bottles (found in the travel cosmetics section of a local superstore). Then, we used a variety of objects to mask areas of our heavy watercolor paper — string, crocheted lace doilies, metal washers, coins, plastic stencils, s-hooks, foam letters and shapes, etc.

We sprayed and spritzed. When we got pools of paint, we picked up the paper to let the colors run, or blotted the pools with paper towels. Then we sprayed and spritzed some more. The spray bottles were challenging for some of our younger artists (kindergarten age) to manipulate. Here’s a look at some of our masterpieces! Watercolor diluted with water in travel-size spray bottles. Supplies: stencils, coins, s-hooks, washers, wrapping paper, foam letters, etc. We hung our artwork on the line outside to dry.

Theater Games for Art Class. The Calvert Canvas: Adventures in Middle School Art! Relief sculpture is an art form that is midway between painting and sculpture in the round. It is a process in which the subject stands out or projects a surface from the background. The surface can be several levels including high relief (deep or almost in the round) or low relief (shallow) or anywhere in between. To create their relief sculptures, seventh graders first learned about the difference between shape and form. A shape is two-dimensional (it has height and width) whereas a form is three-dimensional (it not only has height and width but also depth).

The final pieces: Some views from an angle and up close: The smARTteacher Resource: Graph Art.