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Fine Art with NOYO Crayons

Posted by Michelle Ekross on

Fine Art with NOYO Crayons
NOYO Crayons - great for students and fine art too! Check out Miracle in the Making by artist and art educator Michelle Ekross.

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Dinosaur Mobile

Posted by Emily Scott on

Dinosaur Mobile

  Materials: Doodle Hog Dinoroar Craft and Learn Activity Kit Scissors Pencil Craft glue Thin ribbon 2 Popsicle sticks Hole punch (optional) Doodle Hog Metallic Dab and Dot Markers (optional for more colors) Instructions:   1. Begin by gluing together two Popsicle sticks into the shape of an “X”. These will serve as the hanger for your mobile, and the glue will need time to dry while you complete the rest of the craft   2. Tear out four pages from the sketchbook in the Doodle Hog Dinoroar kit and trace one dinosaur stencil onto each page using a pencil...

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Paul Klee Castle Collage

Posted by Gary Wong on

Paul Klee Castle Collage

    Red Balloon, 1922 by Paul Klee Paul Klee was an important painter in the history of modern art. I have always been drawn to his colorful, abstract pictures. Children can relate to the simple geometric shapes and bold colors. His art has been related to Expressionism, Cubism and Surrealism.   Castle and Sun, 1928 by Paul Klee[/caption] Swiss artist Paul Klee painted the Castle and Sun with simplified shapes, but viewers can easily see the way the shapes form a castle or city-like scene. For this lesson, we are going to paint colorful swatches of color and cut...

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Piet Mondrian Dab and Dot Art Project

Posted by Chris Tolford on

Piet Mondrian Dab and Dot Art Project

Piet Mondrian was an important and influential abstract painter.  But did you know his early work was mostly realistic paintings, often of trees and flowers? He developed his abstract style over the years and his artwork became increasingly simplified until there were no recognizable objects in his art, only shapes and colors. His art was influenced by the Cubists. After seeing an art exhibition by Picasso and Braque, he started making his own geometric abstract paintings. In his later art, he began using only the primary colors (red, yellow and blue), black and white.  He wanted to use only pure...

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