Mini Canvas Art

I brought back one of my favorites, mini canvas art, for an after school class today. Mini canvases, brush Sharpies and homemade craft stick easels. My lesson was about making art with letters, so they just drew their first initial in block form and decorated it with lots of patterns. A nice, simple way to make a work of art without worrying that their drawing had to look a certain way. Also a possible … Read More

Jasper Johns Number Painting

I created this Jasper Johns number painting so students could make a miniature version of his, and recycle an old CD case as well. MATERIALS • Old CD case, 1/4″ thick version • Foam numbers • Gesso • Acrylic paint DIRECTIONS 1. Six 1 1/2″ foam numbers are arranged, peeled, and placed on an old CD case. 2. Gesso is needed to make the background opaque, so the entire CD front and sides are … Read More

Sharpie Scribble LOVE

How about making it “Opposite Day” in art class, one where scribbling is not only allowed, but encouraged? This lesson could tie in Jasper Johns for his textured letter paintings, or Robert Indiana for his LOVE art, and of course, a review of warm and cool colors. Would also look pretty great on a coffee cup, if you ask me, for an art fundraiser. MATERIALS • Chip board • Die cutter or good old … Read More

Mini Jasper Johns Painting

I created this mini Jasper Johns painting so students could make a miniature version of his paintings, and recycle an old CD case as well. MATERIALS • Old CD case, 1/4″ thick version • Foam numbers • Gesso • Acrylic paint DIRECTIONS 1. Six 1 1/2″ foam numbers are arranged, peeled, and placed on an old CD case. 2. Gesso is needed to make the background opaque, so the entire CD front and sides … Read More

Jasper Johns Painting

I created this Jasper Johns project so students could make a miniature version of his paintings, and recycle an old CD case as well. MATERIALS • Old CD case, 1/4″ thick version • Foam numbers • Gesso • Acrylic paint DIRECTIONS 1. Six 1 1/2″ foam numbers are arranged, peeled, and placed on an old CD case. 2. Gesso is needed to make the background opaque, so the entire CD front and sides are … Read More

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