Place coffee filter onto paper using water. Using yellow and blue semi moist tempera cakes, paint on top of the coffee filters creating a ring of yellow and a center of blue. Paint any white paper left with blue paint (or other colors if available). Once dry, remove coffee filters. [...]

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Contemporary Hands

Place torn up tissue paper on top of Art to Remember paper. Using the brush, add water and allow the tissue paper to bleed onto the paper below. Let the paper below dry before removing the tissue. Draw a hand on the construction paper. The artist may choose to make [...]

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They All Saw a Cat

Pre-Planning Read the book They All Saw a Cat, By Brendan Wenzel. Discuss how the cat changes from each character's perception. Have students practice drawing a cat the way the child saw it. Talk about the textures that a cat has and how to represent those textures with a line. [...]

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STEAM Compass Art

Students will replace the pencil in the compass with a paint brush. Depending on the design of the compass, you may need to use a piece of tape to keep it in place. Have students mark six points on their paper, equal distance apart. Next, students can dip their paintbrush [...]

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Sumi-e Ink Animals

First sketch in pencil very lightly the parts of your animal. Then have kiddos stop. Discuss painting in gray with the tippy toe of your brush for thin lines. Paint the outline. As a class, use black to create each appropriate limb, eyes, etc. It is fast! The most important [...]

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Starry Night

Students will draw a similar picture of someplace they have visited. It could be a beach, city, mountains, a lake, an amusement park, or even just their back yard. After students draw their picture, they can trace over the lines with crayons. In the sky, use dots of yellow or [...]

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Paint the background first and let dry. While paint is drying, students can begin sketching ideas for the foreground. On top of the background, students can pencil in the silhouette image. (Another option is cutting out the design on another paper and allowing students to trace it onto the background.) [...]

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Draw a horizon line near the center of their paper. Next, draw two vertical lines that intersect with the horizon line to make the sides of the lighthouse. The lines will be closer together at the top and gradually move farther apart towards the bottom. Leave a couple of inches [...]

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