Art Adventures

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Reindeer IPad Art

The Ipad can never replace the control you get with an actual pencil, but it’s fun to play with nonetheless. (=
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I did this Art Adventure Project, focusing on The Scream by Edward Munch, with second graders and it was so much FUN! Who doesn’t like creating art of themselves screaming, right!?!? All of their masterpieces turned out fantastically!! This Art Project is outlined for use in the Classroom, but it would also be fun a fun Art Project (for kids and adults) at home, or in a small group

Classroom (or home!) Art Adventure Project: The Scream

I did this Art Adventure, focusing on The Scream by Edward Munch, with the second graders and it was SO MUCH FUN!  Who doesn’t like creating art of themselves screaming, right!?!? And, all of their masterpieces turned out fantastically!!   I am going to detail how to do this
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Post-It Note Art Challenge 

The boys and I are excited to launch our first-annual Post-It Note Art Challenge!! Below is the sheet with Participation Instructions. There are fabulous Creative Prompts for each week (chosen by Cabot, The Nerdy Artist) and there’s really no pressure. If you do something y
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Digital Art: Dobby from Harry Potter

I’m trying to teach myself how to draw in Adobe Illustrator… Dobby isn’t done yet (he needs a stack of hats still, obviously) but he’s starting to look somewhat like Dobby. (=
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The little guy (age 7 here) saw an art piece hanging in the middle school and decided to come home and figure out how to make his own version. I love how creative this little guy is. (=

That Art Looks Cool – I’m going to figure out how to make something like it

I just ran across this picture from a couple of years ago and had to share it. Cabot (age 7 here) saw an art piece hanging in the middle school office and decided to come home and figure out how to make his own version. I love how creative this little guy is. (=  
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Cabot(9) is making a video of himself creating some of his Monogram Art. We'll post it when it's ready.

Cabot’s Cool Monogram Art Video

Cabot(9) made a video of himself creating some of his cool Monogram Art  —  actually, he did the art, and his big brother did the video editing. It’s a bit mesmerizing to watch. (= Check it out! (=    Here’s a pic of him at work.
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Cute Chibi Mickey by Cabot, age 9. (=

Cute (Chibi) Mickey Mouse Art by Cabot

Cabot(9) has been into drawing cute little chibi characters lately. Here’s the Urban Dictionary’s definition of Chibi (just in case you are “un-cool” like me, and didn’t know what it meant). (= chibi It is an adjective that means small and/or
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How to make the Perfect end-of-the-year (or anytime) Teacher Present! It’s small, cute (adorable, actually) and includes EVERY Child’s Favorite Thing about their school year. Each kid has a page with their photo, info and drawing. I have made this for my kids’ teachers the last 8 years and it’s always a big hit! (=

How To Make the Perfect Teacher Gift – “What I Like About School…” books made by the kids in class

For the past 8 years I have been creating the PERFECT end-of-the-year Teacher Gift with my kids’ classes. I know, I know… nothing is perfect you say…. But, this present is pretty close! The teachers really love it! And why wouldn’t they? It’s adorable, it takes up very little
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Why clean the painting cupboard when you can just close the doors? (=

Why clean the painting cupboard when you can just close the doors? (=

I debated cleaning/organizing the painting cupboard today. Then I thought, Nah… I’ll just close the doors again. (=  
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Print Making 

Just finished a Printing Art Adventure with the third graders -they did a great job! I’ll post a “how-to” soon. (=
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