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Unicorn Art Lesson

Posted by Austin Anderson on

Unicorn Art Lesson

Lets draw Unicorns! We are excited to share a fun lesson plan to teach little ones how to draw unicorns. Our new Unicorn Lesson Plan is ready for free download! Teachers, great news- this lesson plan conforms to AS1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A BIG thank you to Ruth Post from LittleBuddingArtist.com for putting this together for us!   Unicorns will help little learners get excited about using their imagination to make their own unicorn character. Budding artists will learn how to make a shape, and how to create a character of their own. Only a few supplies are required and an...

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Sponge Friend Lesson Plan!

Posted by Austin Anderson on

Sponge Friend Lesson Plan!

Sponge Friend Lesson Plan!   We are excited to share a fun lesson plan to teach little ones about the beach and sea sponges. We are excited to share a fun lesson plan to teach little ones about the beach and sea sponges. Our new SpongeBob Lesson Plan is ready for free download! Teachers, great news- this lesson plan conforms to AS1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A BIG thank you to Ruth Post from LittleBuddingArtist.com for putting this together for us!   SpongeBob from SpongeBob SquarePants will help little learners get excited about using their imagination to make...

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3 Great Thanksgiving Art Projects

Posted by Austin Anderson on

3 Great Thanksgiving Art Projects

Thanksgiving is a fun time of year when you gather with friends and family to give thanks for all the wonderful things in your life. It’s also a great time for art projects. There are so many different fun and exciting things to do that you’ll stay busy for hours. For example, you can use one or more of the 3 great Thanksgiving art projects below to make your own holiday decorations. Make a Thanksgiving Tablecloth Image by watchingkereru Buy a plain white tablecloth made from material not plastic. Spread it out on the table and have everyone in the family...

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Kadinsky, Music and Abstract Art in Underfunded School Art Program

Posted by Laura Dunn on

Kadinsky, Music and Abstract Art in Underfunded School Art Program

  The Big Picture program at The Figge Art Museum connects K-12 curriculum topics with art to teach “big picture” ideas from a visual perspective. Figge staff members visit classrooms to deliver 45-minute PowerPoint presentations that are focused on the areas of math, science, language arts, social studies and visual arts. Each of these presentations includes time for guided student discussion, art activity and, in some cases, art objects will be brought to the classroom for a hands-on experience. Many of the schools we visit are lacking any kind of art program within their school and, in a lot of...

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Vassily Kandinsky and Abstract Art

Posted by Gary Wong on

Vassily Kandinsky and Abstract Art

Composition IV by Kandinsky, 1911 Vassily Kandinsky was one of the first pioneers of abstract art. Abstract art is art that does not attempt to show things realistically, but uses lines, shapes, colors and textures to show emotions and meaning. Kandinsky was from Russia and initially went to law school. He was always fascinated by color and in his thirties, he decided to go to art school. Kandinsky thought showing the inner beauty was most important. He believed that color could express feelings like music does. He even thought that colors and shapes could represent sound. Look at some of...

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