Showing posts with label cassie stephens. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cassie stephens. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Behind My Mask: A Super Kid Self-Portrait!

 Hello, friends!

I have created a lesson for my students and any kiddos who wish to create titled Behind My Mask! When my students return in the fall (and, yes, I said 'when' as I am very hopeful and optimistic), they will be asked to mask-up. We always seem to start out school year with a selfie so I was bummed when I thought of the idea of my students drawing themselves with their best facial feature hidden. And that's where the idea of this surprise drawing came from. Here's a video! Feel free to use and share (with credit given, please and thank you):
I simply used paper, permanent marker, coloring markers and crayons. If I happen to teach virtually this fall, this lesson could also be done by my students at home. 
 This video is a short and simple one...when teaching, I plan to share with my students a variety of self-portraits and talk a lot more about lettering, fonts, skin tones, craftsmanship, good character...the list goes on! As you can see, I'd have a hard time fitting it into a video short enough to capture their attention. So, if you use this video, feel free to add on whatever you wish to include!
No one is excited about wearing a mask but...it's for our safety. And the best thing we can do for our kiddos is to put a positive spin on it, right? I hope to do that with this lesson. Enjoy!
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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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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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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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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Let's Make a Changeable Salvador Dali Face!

May 11th is Salvador Dali's birthday! What better way to celebrate than creating this fun and easy changeable face! Here are the supplies needed:

* Piece of paper
* Markers and crayons
* Pushpin
* Brass brad
* Pipecleaner
* Cardboard
* Scissors and Glue

Let's go!
Have fun!
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Snacktastic Chefs Week: A Wrap Up!

Boy, did we have fun during our Snacktastic Chefs Week! I think we can all agree that Friday was our favorite. We made Tie-Dye Cookies! I'll be sharing that video as well as all of our projects from that week, here. Have fun!
On Thursday, we created 3-D cake drawings!
On Wednesday, we made Salt Dough Pizza!
Tuesday was a hit, we created these amazing Collage Burgers!
And we kicked the week off with selfies, of course!
Have fun!
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Under the Sea: Snorkel Selfies!

Yesterday we had so much fun creating our Snorkel Selfies and I think everyone would agree that their favorite part was creating the bubble print backgrounds. In case you missed, here is the video!
Here is the list of supplies I used:
If you would like to join the fun today, then you can grab these supplies:
To join my live art class, you can find me on my Instagram or my Facebook page at 11am CT. Or you can watch later on my YouTube channel. New videos are added to my channel everyday so you might want to subscribe!
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