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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

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wild Hair Day by Grade 5

This is always a fun and relaxing project that everyone seems to have success with!  We worked on these the day before Spring break, which by the way couldn't come quick enough.  We've been talking and using line a lot lately and have been assigning meaning to different types of lines.  This was a nice way to culminate the unit.  The students began by using pencil to draw the face and the variety of lines.  The instructions were to try and use at least six different types of line and to repeat each line several times.  I suggested they try and draw the lines in various directions to create interest. Once the pencil drawings were finished the students went over the lines with black Sharpies.  Liquid watercolor paint added the final touch.  I think they did a great job.  What do you think?


  1. I've done the black and white version, but the water colors and a whole new element of fun.

  2. Thanks Barbara. Boy this lesson has been around for awhile. I too have done it in black and white with wonderful results. But what a nice change color adds. Glad you commented.

  3. I just recently discovered your blog. You have some beautiful work posted here! I have awarded you a Versatile Blogger Award. (You can see my latest post for details).

  4. Thank you Mary for the "Versatile Blogger Award". How honored I feel to be recognized and appreciated for my hard work and dedication to children's art!
    Thank you again. Now on to answering those 7 questions!

  5. I discovered your blog through Mary's blog.
    Beautiful art work.


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