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Romero Britto-Inspired Hearts

Romero Britto-Inspired Hearts

By on Jan 22, 2016 | 16 comments

Romero Britto is a Brazilian born artist who now lives in Miami, Florida. His modern pop culture art work is known and celebrated all over the world. Like many art teachers, I love his work and love introducing his colorful art to my students. THE PROJECT Using broad tip markers like these markers from Faber-Castell and a piece of card stock, you can create an...

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Van Gogh Artist Bundle

Van Gogh Artist Bundle

By on Oct 20, 2015 | 2 comments

Van Gogh is one of the Greatest Art Masters of all time. His art is iconic and recognized by most. He created some of the most beautiful landscape paintings and still life works of art, including Starry Night and his Sunflower series. I love teaching children about Van Gogh but when I first began teaching, I had a hard time finding lessons that young children could...

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Picasso Artist Bundle

Picasso Artist Bundle

By on Aug 24, 2015 | 3 comments

Pablo Picasso is one of the great masters. His art is displayed in museums all over the world. He invented an art movement and in doing so crowned himself The King of Cubism. No doubt you’ve purchased a Picasso calendar or print at least once in your lifetime. And because of his influence and popularity, he is probably on your school curriculum list. I love...

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Happy Birthday Alexander Calder!

Happy Birthday Alexander Calder!

By on Jul 22, 2015 | 0 comments

  Happy Birthday, Alexander Calder! I share a birthday month with some of my favorite artists: Frida Khalo July 6th, Marc Chagall July 7th, Amedeo Modigliani July 12th, Gustav Klimt July 14th, Edgar Degas July 19th and Alexander Calder July 22nd. It’s a great month, don’t you think? Alexander Calder’s life was spent tinkering, creating and...

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Picasso’s Le Coq Pastel Project

Picasso’s Le Coq Pastel Project

By on May 21, 2015 | 3 comments

The inventory situation in my art room has reached a critical point. I have depleted my black oil pastels, white paper and white paint. This trio is my milk, eggs and bread of the art room.  Not wanting to place an order when I have two more weeks of classes, I’m forced to go beyond what is comfortable and start using up the left-overs. My pastel drawer, which...

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The Great Wave Art Lesson Plan & Video

The Great Wave Art Lesson Plan & Video

By on Apr 12, 2015 | 6 comments

Inspired by the book The Great Wave: A Children’s Book Inspired by Hokusai by Véronique Massenot and Bruno Pilorget and the painting The Great Wave off Kanazawa by Katsushika Hokusai, my fourth grade kids created the most beautiful paintings. I was hesitant to create an art lesson inspired by Hokusai’s The Great Wave. As a girl who loves Matisse and Van...

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