Creativity at Home Week # 7

Creativity At Home Week # 7 Have you ever made sidewalk chalk paint? It’s fun and feels great to make and use. All you need is cornstarch, water, food coloring. After you gather your ingredients find a few big mixing bowls and set up your space with a table cloth underneath. Mix together equal parts…

Rainy Day Doodle

Today is a rainy day and I am hoping that you are enjoying it. Rainy days are great! I love to put on a raincoat and mud boots and be outside in the rain. Give it a try. Listen to the sounds. Feel the pitter patter.  Catch your breath!  Maybe you will notice that you…

Friday is Clean Up Day!

Hi All! Even though we clean up our daily mess in the art studios everyday…we take an extra 10 minutes on Friday to clean up all over the art room. Look at all these 5th graders hard at work!  Do try this at home!

Creativity at Home Week #5

This week I am encouraging you to observe your surroundings. Look around you, smell, see, and wonder.   Spring is a time when the natural world is coming alive. I often catch myself listening to the drip, drip, drip of melting snow falling down from the roof. I am amazed by the work ethic of the…

What does an Open Art Studio look like?

2nd Graders are here at work in our open studio class room. My favorite thing about teaching this way is the power and pride that the students feel when making art. When 2nd graders enter the classroom I always see everyone catch their breath as they walk in. They are SO VERY EXCITED TO CREATE….

Creativity at Home Week #4

Creativity at Home Week #4 Making Art out of Natural Materials Ever since I was a child, I have made art out of natural materials.  Whether it be playing in the mud or deconstructing pinecones, the natural world has always connected to me.  What about you. Here is an idea: Go outside and gather a…

Creativity at Home Week #3

Start a Daily Sketching Habit Challenge yourself to sketch for at least 5 minutes a day and see what happens. Sketching can be about what you observe, see, smell, and hear. Or sketches can be about what you feel. What you sketch isn’t as important as the fact that you are practicing daily sketching. If…

Magazine Collage Mosaic

Hi All!   Does anyone have magazines around the house that you can use up?  We use magazines frequently in the art room for various reasons.   We can cut them up for papers of many colors to collage with.  Check out this Artist named Chany Flieshenhacker. I like how she uses an egg crate to organize…

Creativity at Home Week #2

Hello Artists! Have you heard of the Paul J. Getty Museum Challenge. The Museum, located in Los Angelos, California, normally has thousands of visitors to study its art exhibits each day,  but currently it is closed. However, the museum is challenging people all over the world to recreate a piece of fine art with 3…

Music in Isolation

Hi All my Artists! I miss hearing you sing, hum and chatter as you create in the art room.  When we work together at school, I often find myself singing the songs that you are singing with out even meaning too! I am hoping you are finding a rhythm at home. If you need help…