Radial Symmetry using Printmaking

Printmaking art project – fourth grade students carved designs into styrofoam using a pencil, then repeated it four times to create radial symmetry. Supplies: 4 inch squares of paper 4 inch styrofoam squares Painter’s Tape 8 inch squares of neon paper Spray bottles Plates or mirrors for rolling out ink Brayers Black printmaking ink Downloadable PowerPoint:…

Embracing Chance with Circle Art

A collaborative art project that revolves around the element of chance – second graders worked with their table to create sculptures using colorful paper scraps they chose randomly. Supplies: Long scraps of construction paper Cardboard Paint Art Paste Downloadable PowerPoint: 2nd Circle Sculptures My original inspiration for this project was to use up paper scraps. I saw…

The Stunning Simplicity of Notans

Fourth grade art students created notans by cutting shapes out and flipping them to create symmetry. Supplies: Small construction paper to cut out of (I use 9″ x 9″) Large paper to glue onto (I use 18″ x 18″) Scissors Glue sticks Downloadable PowerPoint: Notan I was unsure about doing a notan project with 4th graders….

Listen Up! Game

Listen Up! Game is perfect for introducing elementary students to the art classroom.

Paper Challenge

High school art students were challenged to created a piece of artwork using only paper and adhesive.

Abstract or Realistic?

Abstract or Realistic? A student-led approach to teaching the element of Space. Students chose between creating a drawing using perspective or a notan using positive and negative space.

Watercolor Animals

Create abstract and realistic watercolor animals using a variety of painting techniques.

Independent Projects, Part 2

Independent Projects – a great way to encourage high school art students to think creatively and pursue their own projects.

VASE Art Contest

Students discussed their artwork with a panel of judges for the VASE Art Contest.