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Eco Friendly Baby Products for a Healthy Baby and a Clean Environment
Starting early and raising an earth friendly baby will go a long way in protecting the environment for their future. Choosing products from companies with environmentally friendly manufacturing processes and using recycled or
Art Room Handouts [Round One]
Hello all! I have truly been neglecting this blog in light of Instagram. I use Instagram as my daily art room journal, so if you enjoy seeing elementary art projects then follow me there! [@teachandshoot] I've gotten a lot of feedback lately on the handouts I create for my projects, so I decided to start sharing them on here. My most recent handout is about creating notan paper cutting designs. You can click on these to see them full size. Feel free to print these out and make copies! I made…
Sketchbook Challenge - Opposites
Opposites 1 I started out working with foregrounds and backgrounds, with opposing views on each page. Then I searched the internet for quotes that spoke to me. Opposites 2 After thinking about Marc Chagall's quote "All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites". I decided to add the "opposite" color to blue, which is orange. I think a much richer version than Opposites 1.
Silhouette in color gradations
An interesting exercise on gradations has been made in classes of grade 8° by combining a background and a silhouette painted with gradations in complementary colors. First the students have painte…
Color on the Walls!
Positive/Negative Space Design After a full quarter of the year already over, my walls are full of color again. My Art 1 students are mostly 9th and 10th graders with some 11th and 12th graders too. The project I'm going to share this week is an Art 1 project from the first quarter. This project teaches students about Positive and Negative Space and how to create a good composition. It is a good way to teach my beginners to pay attention to both the negative space (background) and the…
Free Art Drawing Lessons - Drawing the negative spaces in a complex still life
Drawing lesson - Still life drawings with only drawing the negative space working from the still life that you have arranged.
Art Lesson Notan Design Math Integrated
This math-integrated art lesson is based on the Japanese design concept of Notan, which focuses on the contrast between light and dark. It is an excellent way to introduce positive and negative space and the concept of mirror-imaging. Some variations offer math connections.Using only colored paper, ...