9 ideas for creating and learning with dot markers
9 fun and easy ideas for creating and learning with dot markers. See how versatile dot markers can be for helping kids to learn and have fun! Great ideas for art projects, patterning, math, letters, and more learning that kids will enjoy! || Gift of Curio
Hole in Paper Art for Kids
After my post on painting tiny, MaryAnn Kohl suggested (on facebook) the idea of offering paper with a hole cut out of the middle.I did, and Maia's been loving this new format!Hole in Paper Art for KidsHere's one of her paintings on poster board with a circle cut out of the middle.I thought the progression and layering of crayon drawings, then paint, was interesting. Here are some photos...Try hole in paper art with your kids!Maia's done five drawings now (two with paint) with holes in the…
circle string - black and white
As I teased earlier, I started work on a second zendala with the circle string. I added basic circles in graduating sizes but tangling in just the circles seemed too easy for me - I had to complicate it somehow! So I decided to split the circle in four segments and fill in alternating sections. I was tangling it with my friends last night and they told me it looked like an eye chart! It was fun to do this without any shading and just emphasize the graphic nature of it.
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Dot painting is a really fantastic preschool activity that allows children to explore their creativity with limited set-up and less mess than getting out paint pots and brushes.
Kandinsky Circles Watercolors
Today, in my after school art class, I decided to do a colorful project that was relaxing and simple, but with great results! This project is from one of my favorite blogs: Art Projects For Kids and it uses my favorite medium: watercolors, and is based on the art of one of my favorite artists: Kandinsky. Kandinsky was born in Russia and was originally a lawyer. When he was thirty he decided to leave that profession and become an artist. His paintings and color studies are gorgeous and full…
Kandinsky Media Study
For my after school Modern Art class I wanted to try something a bit different. I usually do a Kandinsky project inspired by Art Projects For Kids using watercolor and crayon resist, but I thought I'd mix it up a bit and try not only experimenting with color, but also with media. I had each child create two 3" squares using the following media: watercolor and crayon resist collage colored pencils collage (using magazine pages) This piece was created by a 13-year-old student I teach private…
Third and Fourth grade collaborative circle paintings
I was so excited to see this idea of Circle Painting!! I first learned about it at Barbara's Thought of the Day and then at We Heart Art. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. for this wonderful idea. We are making several collaborative canvases with this technique and they are going to be raffled off at our end of the year school FUNdraiser. The kids had a blast creating these paintings. This is the first video I have edited using Imovie! I'm planning on making two more canvases with an older…