A little while ago I came across a class over at Creative Bug that really inspired me to get back into playing in my sketchbook! I was looking for a fun art project that my daughter and I could work on together and discovered Lisa Congdon’s wonderful Sketchbook Explorations courses. They have really inspired both of us to start playing in our sketchbooks, in fact my daughter has nearly filled hers with doodles, patterns and drawings over the past month!

Sketchbook Explorations

Sketchbook drawing and painting exercises from the Sketchbook Explorations course at Creative Bug. Drawings by Kate Hadfield.

Autumn Tree Threading Activity for developing fine motor skills :: Wings and Roots

Autumn Tree Fine Motor Threading

I think I might do this as a "getting to know you" activity in September

Love this art project idea. Must try to share with our art teacher, or do myself with the kids. Reverse Silhouette Self Portrait idea. From Grade Art with Mrs.

kids will love this format, especially if they find their own branch // great project for a group

A Painted Branch // Collaborative Art with Kids

A Painted Branch // Collaborative Art with Kids - Art Bar kids will love this format, especially if they find their own branch // great project for a group Want excellent tips about arts and crafts?

I'm inspired in two ways by this... the work/passion that cosplay people show in their craft, but also the fantastic work by the artist bringing the real and drawing worlds together here.

Cosplay Gen Promo Cards

fun photo/drawing combo for upper levels ~ seniors use photos of yourself to create a mixed media image in Ps

3 Ways to Prepare an Art Journal Page + Journal Prompts for Prepare

3 Ways to Prepare an Art Journal Page + Journal Prompts for Prepare

3 Ways to Prepare an Art Journal Page + Journal Prompts for Prepare. I love those circles - fill with art, thoughts, etc

funky fingers. finger gym. fine motor skills. Pine cone and elastic band fine motor activity

Fine Motor Activity for Preschoolers- pine cones and elastic bands

Sun Hats & Wellie Boots: Activities & Books for Kids Exploring Hibernation

Activities & Books for Kids Exploring Hibernation

Always good to find something different to do with a Tuff Spot. Great for motor skills and also talking about textures and materials. (missamyp)

Tough spot weaving- develops gross and fine motor skills, problem solving, pattern creation, concentration skills

Blog by Lyzanne. Line techniques using a variety of mediums. Might be a thought for journal idea.

To practise different markmaking techniques i drew lots of squares on some paper and used different mediums in each square, and a.

Handprint Tree: This autumn tree activity would provide a creative opportunity for the children at the preschool. It is fun to use their own handprint and fingerprints to create the picture. This would definitely be a DAP activity.

FALL~ Handprint Tree: This autumn tree activity would provide a creative opportunity for the children at the preschool. It is fun to use their own handprint and fingerprints to create the picture. This would definitely be a DAP activity.

Stick Man Activity Ideas

Stick Man Activity Ideas

Fun Stick Man Activity Ideas perfect for school or home, includes making a Stick Man, working out how tall a tree is and much more.

Create an Autumn Tree with play dough and loose parts :: Wings and Roots

Autumn Tree with Play Dough and Loose Parts

Create an Autumn Tree with play dough and loose parts :: Wings and Roots Could do this with air drying clay

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