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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.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

We love Winslow Homer! Grade 3

While browsing the Artsonia museum recently I came across a cool idea using Origami sailboats. http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=406310  I decided to give it a try and I wasn't disappointed.  I changed it up a bit.  My students added some silhouetted sailboats as I wanted to introduce the concept of foreground, middleground and background in this lesson.  I also felt the composition was lacking with only one sailboat and after struggling to teach the students how to fold one paper Origami sailboat I wasn't up for more, nor were my students.  This was also a nice lesson reinforcing warm and cool colors as well as watercolor painting techniques.


  1. I love the colors, and the silhouetted boats. We just completed a similar project with origami boats :)

  2. Thank you. I was so pleased with the way this lesson turned out. The colors are great I thought and the boats are fun.


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