Thursday, February 18, 2016

Painting Exploration- Painted Paper

"Painting Exploration" kids painted their own paper with different techniques and brush sizes.  This process allowed them to explore painting and create original (and beautiful) paper.  The colors and textures created really add a unique twist to their artwork.  This group put together a still-life inspired by Henri Matisse, but the possibilities are endless!  


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

preschool hearts

2 year old friends created the BEST hearts! 


Eat Drink Give Thanks

Painted a lot of paper to create a word collage during another winter mini session. 


Winter Wonderland- Landscape Study

How AMAZING is this landscape created by a 5th grade student during a winter mini-session?


Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

How do you pass out paint to your students?

Art teachers love to recycle and get the most out of every product- especially paint!  Painting is one of my favorite things to do with my students and they love it too.  Recently, I've been reevaluating how I distribute paint to each table in the art room.  Egg cartons have been very successful for me because each color has a place and you can close the lid to reuse for the week.  Also, we are being green using them.  Do you use egg cartons?  Soup cans?  Small containers with lids?  Magazines?  Any advice for not going through paint so fast? 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


I found this on Pinterest and loved the concept.  Being an ARTIST is easy when these are hanging in your classroom!