Flower Power

Choose a flower shape and draw in pencil a large version of it, taking up most of the paper. Using bright colors, fill in the flower image. Be creative - flowers can be any color! Carefully color in the background with a contrasting color. Optional - outline the flower in [...]

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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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Tints and Shades

Tell students to turn the paper sideways to create the background first. Fold paper in half and open so you have a vertical line (you are looking at the picture sideways). Students will begin with one brush stroke of the solid color (pink in the example above) on the fold [...]

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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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