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This blog features art projects for children. These projects have been used in my classes. My lessons allow children to learn about all the elements and principles of art while striving to introduce them to many genres of art.


"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert Einstein

Friday, April 9, 2010

We began this lesson by dividing our 12" X 18" white drawing paper into three sections. Two sections resemble the walls while the last section represents the floor. We used the primary colors to paint the three parts of the room. When the paint was dry the students chose secondary colors and created their own patterns for each section.
While the paint was drying we took out our scrap box and began cutting leaves, plants, flowers and lastly the table for our fishbowl.
The fishbowl itself was done using water color paint. We experimented with different shades of blue for the water as well as cutting different shapes for the fish bowl.
The fish were made from orange construction paper, drawn, cut out and lastly glued to the fish bowl.
In all this project took a solid three weeks with classes being 45 minutes each.
Plenty of personal interpretation is evident in the colorful and imaginative work of the students as they grew to understand the work of the great master Henri Matisse.

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