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Art With Limited Supplies
So covid has been an interesting challenge for many reasons, but as an artist/art teacher it has meant that many of us are working from home or virtually and often with limited supplies. This is where the great outdoors and recycling bin can com in handy! Read on for fun ideas to try at homeContinue reading “Art With Limited Supplies”
Mixed Media Cardboard Weaving Project
For this project we are going to create a fun mixed media wall hanging. You will need: Begin by taking the sheets of cardboard (I like to use fairly large pieces) and cutting them into fun organic shapes. There is no right or wrong here, but they tend to look best if they are aContinue reading “Mixed Media Cardboard Weaving Project”
Simple Cardboard Weaving Loom
Cardboard weaving project
Cardboard Balance Sculptures
Cardboard balance sculptures are a great way to create art from trash!
This is a fun little project suitable for teens and adults. You will basically be “doodling or sketching” with needle and thread over magazine images. Magazines are a favorite art supply of mine. I tend to keep a collection of various types of magazines on hand as I use them in my art frequently. ForContinue reading “Magazine Embroidery”
Scrape painting is a fun and easy process art project for all ages. You will need some sort of paint I like to use tempera paints for the little kiddos because it is washable, but older kids could use acrylic paints (inexpensive craft acrylics work great). You will also need something to scrape the paintContinue reading “Scrape Painting”
Drawing Your Breath
I believe that creative expression is linked to mindfulness. When you are creating your are in the present moment. You are focusing on what is before you. I consider the process of creating to be an active form of meditation. This is especially true if you take the time to pause and notice your breathContinue reading “Drawing Your Breath”
10 Awesome Kid’s Books To Pair With Art Projects
This post shares 10 of my favorite children’s books to pair with art projects!
Tips for setting up a kids Makerspace
For the past 5 years I have taught art and managed art studios and makerspaces designed with kids in mind. One question I am asked frequently at my job is, “How could I set up a small makerspace for my kids at home?” Well today I thought I would offer a few tips to getContinue reading “Tips for setting up a kids Makerspace”