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Art Smart: A Lesson in Value, Van Gogh & Watercolors

by This is Carrie on April 2, 2010

During last week’s second grade art lesson, I introduced the element of VALUE- the relative lightness or darkness of a color. For a hands on and visual interpretation of value, I had the kids make fingerprint value charts with their watercolors. Then, I introduced Vincent Van Gogh, an artist whose use of value is readily […]

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Art Smart: A Lesson in Texture, Durer & Printmaking

by This is Carrie on March 3, 2010

This second grade art lesson included a far more time consuming art project than our previous lessons, so I did not start off with a storybook to introduce the art element of the day as in lessons past.  With only 1/2 hour to teach, I just jumped right into it by showing them this drawing […]

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Art Smart: A Lesson in Color & Kandinsky

by This is Carrie on January 25, 2010

Kandinsky Art

Last week was art lesson number two for all the second graders at the elementary school.  I reintroduced the art element of “color” by reading My Many Color Days by Dr. Seuss. I introduced primary colors and secondary colors with a few glasses of water and red, yellow & blue food coloring.  They practiced blending […]

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Art Smart: A lesson in Line & Matisse

by This is Carrie on December 15, 2009

After an introductory lesson to art and the seven art elements done by my amazing, advocate for the arts, sister, the second graders got their first official art lesson by me last week. I reintroduced the art element, line, by reading “Harold & the Purple Crayon.” Then we talked about Henri Matisse and how he […]

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Tutorial: Kid’s Art Christmas Ornaments

by This is Carrie on November 17, 2009

ornaments

These homemade ornaments are a favorite holiday tradition in our house. Powered by Whrrl Picture Tutorial on Whrrl

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Tutorial: Art Case

by This is Carrie on November 21, 2008

My kids love to take their Art Cases to church, on long car rides, and to doctor’s waiting rooms.  We love to gift them pre-stocked with colored pencils, a coloring book on one side of the case, a drawing pad for the other and some stickers for the little pocket.  But kids will inevitably fill […]

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Birthday Stuff: Party Giving

by This is Carrie on August 27, 2008

Staying true to the theme, Princess received some fabulous birthday art from her little friends.But, in lieu of gifts, party goers were asked to bring art supplies to be donated to the Orange County Rescue Mission.

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