Kandinsky Common Core Art
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How many art projects include art history, Common Core standards AND make something really striking? Not many, and I’ve been at this for quite awhile now. This project was inspired by Kandinsky’s … Read More

Art Bots
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Honestly, I haven’t been this floored by a simple idea since I don’t know when. I think I first saw “Art Bots” on a Facebook page somewhere, but then I had to … Read More

Common Core Snake Project
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This Common Core snake project uses two different kinds of patterns. One is for the colors (black, yellow, black, red, or A, B, A, C) and one for the width (thin, wide, … Read More

Tissue Flowers + Common Core
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Mix a math with a spring art lesson. Students create blooming tissue paper flowers by folding circles into halves, quarters and eighths. MATERIALS • Card stock paper, blue • Card stock paper, green • … Read More

Paper Tiger Sculpture
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My Black Paper Cat worked so well last fall that I wanted to try other color combos. I made this cat with Pacon Tagboard, which had the color and quality I was … Read More

Draw a Dreaming Story
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Give your tessellation project a language arts twist by adding a story to your work. If you keep the tessellation to a simple shape that creates a quilt, then you have a … Read More

Blooming Tissue Paper Flowers
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Mix a math with a spring art lesson. Students create blooming tissue paper flowers by folding circles into halves, quarters and eighths. MATERIALS • Card stock paper, blue • Card stock paper, green • … Read More

How to Draw Like Paul Klee
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I made this “How to Draw like Paul Klee” tutorial to guide students in a continuous line drawing that would look a lot like Klee’s famous painting. This drawing is made by … Read More

A Dreaming Story
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Give your tessellation project a language arts twist by adding a story to your work. If you keep the tessellation to a simple shape that creates a quilt, then you have a … Read More

Cut and Tear Cityscape Collage
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This collage project gives students cutting and tearing practice, not to mention use of math vocabulary of making rows and columns for the windows. MATERIALS • Card stock paper, I recommend Pacon … Read More

Pattern Coil Snake
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A tip from a teacher led me to this spiral snake project, which I have recreated. I designed mine to print on heavy card stock (as opposed to paper plates) to save … Read More