Showing posts with label free art lessons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label free art lessons. Show all posts

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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Friday, May 8, 2020

Snacktastic Chefs Week: Salt Dough Pizza and 3-D Cake!

 Alright you snacktastic chefs! Here's a little bit of a round-up of our projects from Wednesday and Thursday. In case you missed, we made Salt Dough Pizza! Here's the list of supplies:
And here's the video:
On Thursday, we made cake!
 All you need are the following supplies:
I'll show you how to draw both of these cakes right here:
Today we are BAKING! It's important to set that butter out about an hour before I go LIVE so it is softened. You can bake cookies with me on Instagram, Facebook or catch me later on YouTube. New videos are uploaded to my channel multiple times a day so you might want 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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Monday, April 20, 2020

Earth Day Art Lessons: Let's Give Earth A Hug!

Wednesday is Earth Day but I thought it would be fun to celebrate all week! Let's kick things off by giving earth a hug! Here's how:
I hope you have fun creating! Be sure to subscribe here so you don't miss out on any Earth Day art projects! 


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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Dinosaur Week: A Wrap Up!

Dinosaur Week was such a blast, thank you so much for joining! In case you missed any of our creative fun, I've put 'em all together in a blog post right here. Let's start with Friday. We created these amazing Dinosaurs in the City inspired by the book If the Dinosaurs Came Back by Bernard Most!

On Thursday, we learned that Dinosaurs Love Snacks and created a pop-out dinosaur mouth featuring their favorite imagined snack foods:
Wednesday was probably my favorite day as we went on a Dino Dig!
On Tuesday, we created these fun hatching Dinosaur Egg Pop-Ups!
And we kicked off the week with these Paleontologist Portraits!
I hope you'll be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel as new videos are added almost every day! Also, if you want to join the fun live next week for Outer Space Week, you can do so on my Instagram or Facebook. See you real soon!
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Outer Space Week!

Who is as excited for Outer Space Week as I am? I'm thrilled to share the line-up of art projects that we'll be creating this week. I'll be LIVE on my Instagram and my Facebook page every weekday at 11am CT. If you miss out on any of the live art classes, not to worry! I archive each lesson to my YouTube channel. By the way, I've been adding a ton of new videos nearly every day so you might want to go ahead and subscribe so you don't miss out! 

Okay, here's the line-up and supply list for each day! 
If you don't have the ingredients to make the clay then Play-Doh is an excellent substitute. Any clay will work! 
"Take me to your leader!"...that's what my alien would say. What would yours say? This fun pop out is so silly because you can make your alien TALK! This process is also great for creating other moving and talking cards and pop-ups!
Here's something you can create and then interact with once complete. Tell stories, write plays, come up with your own universe! 
This is such a fun process. If you've been creating with me for a while, you might remember we did a project using this method for Robot Week
Big thanks to our sponsors! Dixon Ticonderoga supplies me with the most incredible art supplies on the planet! And Art to Remember allows us to create a gallery of our own artwork on line...which can be shared with family members and even printed on a multitude of items. Thank you so much, sponsors!
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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Dinosaur Week: Dino Dig!

We had so much fun creating dinosaur bones yesterday with our simple salt dough clay recipe! If you don't have the ingredients, any clay will work. Modeling clay is the only one that will not air dry but the others like Play-Doh or Model Magic would work great. Here's what we used:
You can create any ole dinosaur or imagined creature that you like. If you are using your own clay, just zip through the part where I make my salt dough clay.
Have fun! If you'd like to join us today, here's what we're creating:
Pop-Out Dinosaurs Love Snacks! You can create with me LIVE on my Instagram or my Facebook. Or you can catch the afterparty on my YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe, new videos are added nearly everyday! 
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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Superhero Week: Miniature Comic Book and a Wrap Up!

Well, that's a wrap for Superhero Week! We ended this adventure by creating our very own comic book! We used all of the skills we learned throughout the week and combined them in the drawing portion of our book. In case you missed yesterday's lesson, not to worry, here are the supplies you'll need:
And here's the lesson:
I thought I'd also share the lessons we did throughout the week. Here was what we created on Thursday: Superhero Costumes!
On Wednesday we had so much fun creating a Superhero Pop-Up Card!
Tuesday was spent creating an Onomatopoeia with salt dough clay.
And on Monday we made a Superhero Selfie!
Next week, our theme is DINOSAURS! I'm working on the projects now and plan to post the lesson line up and the list of supplies tomorrow. 

If you want to follow along art class live, you can do so on my Instagram, my Facebook or catch it afterwards on YouTube. Be sure and subscribe to my YouTube as I'm adding new videos sometimes twice a day!
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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Pirate Week: Alligator Puppet and a Weekly Wrap Up!

Wow! I don't know about you, but Pirate Week was an absolute blast! So many of you joined the fun that I loved seeing photos of you and your children creating along with me. It means the world to me. Thank you so much for sharing! In case you missed out on making your own Alligator Puppet, here's the list of supplies you'll need:
And here's the how-to video:
In case you missed any of our Pirate Week adventures, I thought I'd do a recap of all of our projects here! I'll be sharing the videos here but if you want a list of supplies, you can check out this blog post.

There's what we created on Thursday...a crowd favorite: Treasure Maps!
I brought back the Salt Dough Clay recipe because it was such a hit during Zany Scientist Week. With it, we created the details on our Treasure Chest!
We constructed a Pirate Ship Collage with materials found around the home:
And we even drew ourselves as pirates when we created this Wanted Pirate Poster!
I'll be going LIVE again this week for...Superhero Week! Stay tuned for the projects I have lined up for us, I'll be posting later on today. You can catch me LIVE here on Facebook or on Instagram. You can also catch me later on my YouTube channel.

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Zany Scientists! Making Your Own Clay!

Can you believe that Zany Scientist Week is over!? Not to worry if you missed a single day because I'll be sharing all of our art AND science projects right here! Let's start with yesterday's installment where we made our very own clay and then created with it!
Then on Thursday, we created our own beakers and made a Magic Potion which was my favorite experiment we did all week! 
On Wednesday, we created a drawing that exploded before our very eyes! That was so fun. We also did Floating Chalk Prints!
Tuesday we created our very own Thinking Caps before venturing into our experiment:
And on Monday we did Bubble Printing and drew Scientist Selfies!
If you missed ANY of our adventures during Robot Week, you can see them all right here. You might want to subscribe so you don't miss a single episode! 

Next week, our theme is Pirates!! I'm so excited. I'll be sharing with you the list of supplies needed by tomorrow. You can catch me LIVE every weekday at 11am right here on Facebook or here on Instagram!
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Monday, February 3, 2020

In the Art Room: My Favorite Oil Pastel Projects, Hacks and Techniques

Okay, today I'm talking and sharing all about every art teachers favorite art supply: the oil pastel. In this week's podcast, I'm not only excited to share our sponsor Creativity Street's Oil Pastels but also my favorite hacks, my four favorite kinds of oil pastels (from fluorescent to water-soluble) and my favorite lessons. I'm also talking about how to clean oil pastels (yes! you can clean them!) and also how I easily remove the paper wrapper and store these babies. You can hear it all right here! 

I don't often repeat lessons but when I do, it's this first grade hit! We call these our Royal Self Portraits and they are a great use of both oil pastels and water-soluble pastels. Check out the full lesson here. 
My second graders truly are super heroes and it shows in this project! Fluorescent oil pastels were used in the background of this Vincent van Gogh inspired sky and it really pops with a watercolor wash. Lesson here!
Y'all need some of them sub plan things? I got you right here...and your kids will learn about a contemporary artist too! 
Nothing like oil pastel pattern-y landscapes, says me. The pop-up houses with puffy paint also made these a huge hit with the kids. Lesson right here!
Speaking of puffy paint...do y'all use it in your art room? My kids are HUGE fans. I admit, I love the stuff too. But, back to oil pastels. We used them once again to create a great textured resist for this piece. 
Can you guess what household item we used for this piece? Guess you'll have to take a listen or click the link to find out! Video tutorial included! 
These kindergarten pigeons bring me so much happiness! Lesson with video right here!
Speaking of kindergarten, I know they can be a struggle but I got you. I have so many kindergarten lessons on this blog! Just search kindergarten in the search bar or try this fun lesson on for size. 
I mention several different scraffito projects in the podcast episode and this is definitely one of my favorites. More here. 
Need another mental health day? Boo-boo, I hear you. Here's another sub plan favorite! 
First grade and kindergarten love this pattern-y landscape lesson. More here!
Have you checked out my Glow Gallery?! AH!! So fun, see it all and learn all about it here. 
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