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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

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Terrific Tigers

This week with my Primary students I used a lesson I saw over at We Heart Art.  You will find the link below. I really liked how she approached this drawing lesson and so I thought I'd give it a go.  It was a lot of fun for the kids.  The children love animals, enjoy drawing and paint is always a big hit.  We drew the letter "X" as suggested to create the head and body of the tiger then proceeded to add the stripes with a black crayon.  We surrounded the tiger with triangular shaped leaves to get a feeling of a Rain Forest.  We also read the book The Great Kapok Tree for inspiration.  We completed this project by using tempera cakes. We managed to learn a little art history in the process as we viewed images by Henri Rousseau.
  Enjoy, and thank you" We Heart Art" for the great idea.


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