Thursday, April 30, 2020

Let it Glow: Monsters in the City!

A lesson that I was sharing a lot of images from on my Instagram got a whole lot of love and questions this year and that was this Monsters in the City project! After learning about the artist Kudu-Lah, my students began by designing their cities and creating a series of monsters. I thought I'd share some images from our project but also create a video to walk you and your students through. Because these works of art were going to be apart of our Glow Gallery, I'll be sharing my favorite glow products from Pacon. With my students, we used 24"X36" sheets of paper for the cities and 12"X18" paper for the monsters. I'll be working half that size for the video. And my paper of choice is Pacon's Mixed Media paper. Here you go:
If you are doing this at home, try using a permanent marker to draw your cities and monsters with. Then add color with crayons, markers, colored pencils or paint! 
 In my thirty-minute art classes, my fourth graders spent two days drawing their cityscapes. 
The following day we used fluorescent oil pastels and watercolor for the sky. 
Then we created TONS of monsters! I had them make as many as they could to really loosen them up. I love the variety they achieved! 
 We used our fluorescent paint to make them glow!
Then we cut them out to add to our cities! We used a little bit of foam and cardboard glued to the back of the monsters to make them pop up from our cities. For a sneak peak of last year's glow gallery, check this out:

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Wizard Week: Let's Draw a Wizard's Castle!

What a wizard-y wonderful time we had yesterday when we learned to draw these castles! If you missed out, just grab these supplies:
 And follow along with me right here:
This was such a wonderful review of our elements of art!
And here's what we're creating today! You can follow me LIVE on my Instagram, on Facebook or catch the afterparty on my YouTube channel
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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Wizard Week: Baby Dragon Puppets!

Did you miss yesterday's art class? We made Baby Dragon Puppets and they turned out so cute! Grab these supplies:
 And let's create! Here we go:
You won't want to miss out on today's art lesson. Here's what we'll be creating and the supplies needed:
Here's how you can join my live art class: you can find me on Instagram or my Facebook live at 11am CT. If you miss the live lesson, don't worry. I post all of them the following day on my YouTube channel. I'm adding new videos there everyday so you might want to subscribe so you don't miss a single one! 
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Let's Make an Abstract Word Painting!

Let's create an abstract word-painting! This one is fun and easy. All you'll need is a piece of paper, a permanent marker, water-based markers, a cup of water and a paintbrush. When you are finished with this painting, try painting your name as the words or someone else's name, like mom or dad! Let's get started:
Have fun!

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Let's Make a Fashion Look Book!

I've been watching a whole lot of Making the Cut, Project Runway and Next in Fashion lately. As some of you might know, I make a lot of my clothes and I am passionate about fashion! I know many of my students are as well...which is what inspired me to create this fun activity that I'm calling a Fashion Look Book. My favorite part is, with just the flip of a tab, you can change the look of a whole outfit. All you need are the following:

* One piece of copy paper
* Construction paper for the cover (any paper will do)
* Permanent or black marker
* Stapler
* Something to color with

Here we go:
Have fun! 
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Wizard Week: Wizard Selfies!

Did we have fun making Wizard Selfies yesterday! It was such a blast and the Art Class with Cassie kids did an INCREDIBLE job! In case you missed it, here are the supplies we used:
And here's the video so you can create!
You won't want to miss today! We are making Baby Dragon Puppets! Grab your supplies and I'll see you on my Instagram or my Facebook LIVE at 11am CT. Or check the afterparty on my YouTube channel. New videos added daily so be sure to subscribe! 
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Monday, April 27, 2020

Let's Make a Landscape!

Here's an easy and fun way to teach about the four parts of a landscape: horizon line, back-, middle- and foreground. What I love about this little lesson is that the pop-up stands up and it can act as a card of a storytelling prompt as it opens like a book! Check out this three-minute demo. Feel free to share with the young artists in your life!
Have fun!
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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Wizard Week!

Every week, my amazing artists have been asking for a Wizard Week and I'm excited to share that it's here! This week I have a fun line-up with some surprises sprinkled throughout that you'll only know about if you join Art Class with Cassie LIVE!

To join me LIVE, you can find me on my Instagram or my Facebook at 11am CT. If you ever miss out, not to worry! All art classes are posted to my YouTube channel the very next day. I share videos there almost every day so you might want to subscribe so you don't miss a thing!

Like nearly every week, let's kick this one off with a Wizard Selfie! I'll share lots of different ways to draw yourself as a wizard.
Who doesn't want a baby dragon? If you don't have construction paper, white paper will work great too! 
 Every wizard needs a castle! Let's design and draw yours!
 I've been getting a lot of unicorn requests so let's make one out of salt dough clay! I'll share with you how to make your clay first. No ingredients? Grab your Play-Doh or other favorite clay instead!
 We'll end our week with some Potion Bottle Pop-Ups!
I hope y'all are as excited about this week as I am! Big thanks to our sponsors Art to Remember and Ticonderoga! Y'all are simply the best. Be sure and check them out! 
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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Outer Space Week: A Wrap Up!

This past week was Out of this World! We not only had space week but I also shared an Earth Day project each day! If you missed any of the Outer Space Projects then look no further, I've got them right here. If you want to check out the Earth Day projects, just hop over to my YouTube channel and search the "Let's Make" playlist! 

This was our sixth week of Art Class with Cassie and I excited to announce that next week our theme will be...Wizards! Stay tuned tomorrow for the list of projects and supplies needed. Until then, here's all the Outer Space projects from this week. 

Oh! AND just to make sure you don't miss out on next week, I go LIVE every weekday at 11am CT. You can find me live on my Facebook and my Instagram. If you've missed any of our themed weeks, you can find all of the videos on my YouTube channel! Be sure and subscribe, new videos are added every day! 
We did created collagraph rocketship prints on Friday!
Made fun puppets on a moon stage on Thursday!
Wednesday was a kid-favorite as we created Salt Dough Solar Systems!
Making this Talking Alien was a whole lot of fun too!
And on Monday we created Astronaut Self-Portraits!

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Friday, April 24, 2020

Let's Create Pinwheels!

Let's make pinwheels! I'll show you a couple of different ways. For pinwheels that move, you'll need:
* Two pieces of paper
* A pushpin or thumbtack
* A pencil with an eraser
* Scissors and glue

If you don't have a pushpin or a pencil with an eraser, we can make one that doesn't move with a popsicle stick instead (or a ruler, a strip of cardboard, you name it!). 

Have fun! 

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Earth Day Art Lessons: Earth Without Art Poster!

Ending this week of Earth Day Art Lessons with this Earth Without Art Poster! In this short video, I'll show you how to draw your palette earth and do this fun printing technique! Here are the supplies you'll need:

For Drawing: 
* Paper
* Permanent Marker

For Coloring:
* Crayons

For Printing:
* Foil
* Markers
* Damp Sponge

When you get ready to print, it's important to make sure your paper is pretty damp. If it is too dry, it will not pull the marker from the foil. However, you can just try it again! Redampen your paper and print the foil once more. If you don't have a sponge, a spray bottle of water works great too. Have fun!

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Outer Space Week: Talking Alien Pop-Up!

"Take me to your leader!" Yesterday we had so much fun creating these talking aliens! Let me show you how. First, grab these supplies:
 Now, let's create!
Have fun! If you want to create LIVE with me today, here's what we'll be up to. You can join me on my Facebook page, my Instagram or catch the after-party on my YouTube channel. Be sure and subscribe, new videos are added every day!
See you soon!
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Outer Space Week: Salt Dough Solar System!

If you joined me for my live art class either on my Facebook or my Instagram then you know...this art lessons was easily a favorite! I know you'll have a blast and your artwork will be out of this world! Grab some cardboard and crayons for the background. To create the planets, you can use Play-Doh or I'll teach you how to creat Salt Dough Clay with 1/2 cup of flour, 1/4 cup of salt and 1/4 cup of water as well as food coloring. Let's create!
For more videos like this one, be sure and subscribe to my YouTube channel!
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Earth Day Art Lessons: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle Poster!

We may have officially celebrated Earth Day yesterday but that doesn't mean we can't keep creating...and reminding our friends and family to Reuse, Reduce and Recycle! Let me show you how to make paint with just markers and a pop-up with just paper. Grab some paper, markers, a permanent marker, water and a paintbrush as well as scissors and glue and let's get creating! 
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Earth Day Art Lessons: Salt Dough Earth!

Yesterday, during our LIVE art class on my Facebook page and my Instagram, we created a Salt Dough Solar System and it was a crowd favorite! In case you missed, that video will be posted to my YouTube channel later today (to stay up to date on art makin' videos, you might want to subscribe!). I decided to take that same idea and create this Salt Dough Earth project. Let me walk you through how to make salt dough clay with just 1/2 cup of flour, 1/4 water and a 1/4 of salt. We used food coloring to create the primary colors of clay. If you don't have the ingredients, don't worry, use Play-Doh or another type of clay instead. I also use a piece of cardboard, crayons and a marker. Here we go:
Have fun!
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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Outer Space Week: Astronaut Selfies!

Yesterday we had so much fun drawing ourselves as astronauts! If you missed, don't worry! Here's the supplies we used:
 And here's the how-to video:
I'm really excited about today's art project: Salt Dough Solar System! Here's the supplies I'll be creating with. If you would prefer to use Play-Doh or any other clay you already have, go for it! I'll be sharing how to make the clay at the start of class and then we'll get to creating from there. You can join me LIVE on my Instagram, Facebook or catch the afterparty on my YouTube channel. I'm now adding tons of videos to my channel so you might want to subscribe to create with me. 
See you real soon!
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