Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Let's Make a Pop-Up Card for Father's Day!

It's time to celebrate dad! All dads: step-dad, grand-dad, uncle who is like a dad...really any dude who makes your life better. It's time to let 'em know how awesome they are! All you'll need is paper, scissors, glue, crayons and markers. Here we go: 

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Summer Vacation Week: A Wrap Up!

Summer Vacation Week was so fun! And the perfect way to kick start summer. We wrapped it on Friday with this pop-up hot air balloon. Here is the video:
From there we made this Origami Ocean Collage! This one was a huge hit. Kids love origami!
Our last salt dough clay project (for now) was making this garden. It was so fun and the Art Class with Cassie kids got so creative!
We kicked off the week with this Summertime Selfie. I'm actually thinking of starting our school year with this one!
Have fun!
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We Are Woven Together!

I've been thinking of new art lessons to bring into my art room this coming school year. I always want my lessons to have a focus on kindness, acceptance, empathy and love because, to me, that's what art is all about. I have put together a list of my favorite books to use when teaching and I thought I'd share it with you. 
As for the weaving project, you'll need a piece of white and black paper; yellow, red, white and black paint; a paintbrush and a cup of water; scissors and glue. Here we go:
I've been getting a lot of questions lately on how I plan to approach these types of lessons in my art room. Honestly, I'm going to be spending my summer reading, listening and learning. I don't know the answer to that question...yet. But I am open to learning. For now, this is my starting point and I thought I would share. 
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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Origami Ocean Collage!

Happy Summer Vacation! In case you missed out on creating an Origami Ocean Collage last week, here's the video! These are the supplies you'll want to gather:
Now let's create:
Have fun! 
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Pet Week: A Wrap Up!

Did you miss any of the creative fun of Pet Week? Not to worry, all the videos are now up on my YouTube channel! Let's do a little rewind and start with Friday's art lesson...which was Hipster Pets! Let's draw together. Here we go:
We kicked off Pet Week with a little self-portrait with a puppy filter! This one was so fun:
We had a blast creating origami cats and dogs:
Of course we had to do a little Salt Dough Clay action with this project:
And we wrapped everything up with our Pet Shop Puppets! 
I hope you have fun! 
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Monday, May 25, 2020

Summer Vacation Week!

 It's officially summer! My summer vacation began last week but I'm going to continue to teach live art classes one more week! Here is our line up for this week. I go live every week day on my Instagram and my Facebook page. You can of course catch my videos afterward over on my YouTube channel. New videos are added all the time so be sure to subscribe! 

Here is our line up for this week. We'll kick things off with a Summertime Selfie!
It wouldn't be a week of creating with me without Salt Dough Clay!  
 Last week, the kids really loved origami so I decided to do another origami project! 
 On Friday, we'll sail away to other adventures and beyond in this hot air balloon pop-up! 
See you soon!

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Art Class Happy Hour: The Office!

I know so many teachers and art teachers are creating video content for their students right now...with that in mind, I decided I needed a bit of adult creating time! So I decided to do a little something called Art Class Happy Hour with a weekly draw. I've settled on The Office for my inspiration. I hope you will draw along with me and have fun! You might want to subscribe to my YouTube channel as more videos like this (as well as my usual art making videos for kids) are uploaded almost every day. Alright, here we go:
Prison Mike...so cringe but I love him!
Okay, Kevin spilling his world famous chili is easily one of my favorite scenes from the show. I laugh til I cry every time!
And my very first Happy Hour drawing was from the very first episode of The Office!
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Friday, May 22, 2020

Let's Draw a Disco Ball!

Got markers? Then you have all you need (well, you'll also need paper, a plate or bowl to trace, a cup of water and a paintbrush too) to create your very own disco ball. Throw some crayons in there and write a little message under your ball as well. This project is fun, easy and SUPER COOL! Let's boogie, y'all!

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Let's Make Black Light Clay!

Bet you didn't even know you could make clay that glows under black light! Let me show you how to make Salt Dough Clay with my simple three-ingredient recipe...and then how to make it glow! I'll also share how to create a deep sea scene. You'll need the following:

1/4 cup of water
1/4 cups of salt
1/2 cup of flour
Prang Fluorscent Paint
Cardboard
Crayons

Let's create!

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Pet Week: Origami Cat, Dog and Cup!

Have you ever made an origami cat, dog or cup? Origami is so much fun and one of my favorite things to teach! Join me as I share with you how to create each one of these. Here is the list of supplies you'll need:
Alright, let's create!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Under the Sea Week: A Wrap Up!

Under the Sea Week was so much fun! If you missed any of the LIVE art classes from last week, they are now all up and on my YouTube channel! I add new videos there all the time, so be sure to subscribe

On Friday, We created a Mermaid and Poseidon and then did a cool printing trick in the background!
On Thursday, we had a blast drawing Sharks Eating Snacks!
Wednesday was big fun as we made Salt Dough Shoe Print Sea Turtles...a HUGE hit!
On Tuesday, we put our collage skills to good use by creating Coral Reef Relief Collages!
And on Monday we made Bubble Print Snorkelin' Selfies!
Be sure and tune in this week as we celebrate Pet Week! I go LIVE everyday at 11am CT on my Instagram and Facebook page!

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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Pet Week!

The Art Class with Cassie kiddos have been requesting Pet Week since we started doing LIVE art classes and it's finally here! I'm excited to share this week's lineup of creative fun. 

We are going to kick things off with a Pet Filter Selfie! All live art classes happen at 11am CT on my Instagram or my Facebook page. If you miss any art classes, don't worry. All of them end up on my YouTube channel. I add new videos to my channel all the time so be sure to subscribe. 
Origami is one of my favorite things to teach! We've not really done much origami yet in art class...my students always love creating these origami pets!
I know, I know, more salt dough! I love this stuff! Let's create a fish bowl this week. 
 If you've never made these puppets, you have got to join! They are so fun and easy to make!
 Honestly, I had the most fun drawing these cuties! I am looking forward to this lesson. 
See you real soon!
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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Let's Draw a Crab and Make Black Light Bubble Prints!

During Under the Sea week, I got a lot of requests for how to draw other sea creatures. So in this video, I'll show you how to draw a crab and his whole family! I'll also be sharing with you how to do bubble prints...that glow under black light! Bubble printing can be done with just water, dishsoap, food coloring and a straw. But if you want the bubbles to glow, you'll have to give fluorescent paint a try. Here we go:
Have fun!
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Let's Create a Mystery Word Painting!

Here's a fun little project that you can do with your friends and family...a Mystery Word Painting! Grab a white crayon, paper, watercolor paint and a plastic gift card and let's create!
Have fun!

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Under the Sea: Sharks Like Snacks!

Sharks like snacks! So, let's feed 'em! This fun pop-out shark mouth is so fun and was a hit with the kids yesterday. Here are the supplies you'll need:
 And here's the video on how to create your very own Sharks Like Snacks Pop-Out!
Have fun!

Today is our last day for Under the Sea Week! Where did the time go? Here is what we are creating and the supplies you'll need:
You can join me LIVE on my Instagram, my Facebook or catch the afterparty over on my YouTube channel. I add new videos all the time so be sure and subscribe! 
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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Under the Sea Week: Sea Turtle Salt Dough Shoe Print!

 Did we have the most fun yesterday making these sea turtles! The Art Class with Cassie kids loved this one, especially since we got to STEP on our clay! Here's the supplies we used to create our own clay:
 And here's the video for you to follow along:
Today we are creating Snackin' Sharks! You can join the LIVE art class on my Facebook page, my Instagram or catch it later on my YouTube channel. See you real soon! 

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Under the Sea Week: A Coral Reef Relief Collage

 Yesterday, as apart of our Under the Sea Week, we created Coral Reef Relief Collages! If you want to create your own, grab the following supplies:
And now, let's create:
This one is so much fun and the possibilities are endless. 

If you want to join LIVE art class today, here's what you'll need! You can find me LIVE on my Facebook page, my Instagram or join the fun later by tuning in to my YouTube channel. Be sure and subscribe, new videos are added all the time! 

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