Using the seasons to teach art to kids.

  

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Art history for kids: Part 1

  

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Supply list

   

 

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Pumpkin carving 101

It’s always a good idea to familiarize yourself with your pumpkin before cutting in. 

Since it is way to early for the carving, why not let the kids use watercolor crayons (or other washable paint) to plan their future Jack o’lanterns. We can change it many times before the big day.

  

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Between here and there.

   
    
    
 

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Summer begins.

keep it simple.

  

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New hobby?

I got a woodburing tool today. No wood is safe in this house any longer. Lots of practice needed before making anything good I suppose.

  

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Art projects to keep them busy

finishing stuff is important. By starting a big art project (like the full body self portrait thing seen below) kids can work on it little at a time and come back to it later, adding and experimenting with different media. 

  

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Art history with kids: Ancient Egypt

It felt a little strange  “mummifying” a doll with my four year old the other day. Talking about tombs, embalming, hieroglyphics and the like, I began to imagine what she might tell her teacher the following day about the fun time she had with mommy turning Barbie into a mummy…

Anyway.

Introducing images and vocabulary to the youngsters starts to put the history of the world through art in view. 

Reinforcing the elements of art and principles of design through these projects will help our little artist gain confidence in her abilities. 

telling stories through pictures. we used stickers from an activity book to make this work of art on parchment paper.

  

designing the sarcophagus

 

 So the mummy project was a success. 

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Blank canvas (or cave wall)

I want to go back and start from the beginning.

 

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