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Kids Art Show

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The school year came to an end so quickly, before I knew it there were only 4 weeks to plan the kids’ art show for our little homeschool class!… We decided to reserve the library auditorium – plenty of space, chairs and

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Fun with Paint Chips: A Homeschool Art Project

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A big box of full-page paint chips was donated to our little school recently and I have been trying to figure out what we could do with it. So I decided to make it a Paint Chip Art Project Day.

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Texture with Acrylics: A Homeschool Art Lesson

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Texture is the last element of Art we are studying this year… The look and feel of a surface… Since we’ve mostly been painting I decided we would focus on creating texture with paint. Last week we practiced watercolor texture

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Watercolor Texture Techniques: A Homeschool Art Lesson

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Texture is the last Element of Art we are studying… Texture is the look and feel of a surface… Since we’ve mostly been painting this school year I decided we would practice watercolor texture techniques this week and next week

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Form and Tin Can Robots: Homeschool Art Lessons

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If you can’t tell, we have been studying the Elements of Art. This week we experimented with Form. We started out talking about what a form is (a 3-dimensional Shape, a Shape inflated with air like a balloon) and what

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Shapes, Cut Paper and Skyscrapers: Homeschool Art Lessons

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In March we studied another element of art: Shape. We discussed the types of shapes – geometric (precise and regular shapes like squares, triangles, and rectangles) and biomorphic  which means life-form (shapes found in nature, rounded and irregular, things that

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Chinese New Year pARTy

5th grader

I know Chinese New Year was January 31 this year, but when I found this Chinese Dragon painting project, we decided to make a homeschool pARTy of it, even if it was in March. A day of history and culture

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Blind Contour Drawings: Homeschool Art Lessons

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One of my favorite drawing techniques is blind contour drawing, drawing the outline of an object or person without looking at your paper, so I thought it’d be a fun end to our focus on lines. Using the blind contour drawing

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Lines and Bad Hair Drawings: Homeschool Art Lessons

5th grader

Last month we started concentrating on Lines. To begin, we talked about the types of lines and where in life you see each line. I created this basic worksheet (TypesofLines) for the kids to fill in as we talked about the

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Valentine’s Day Pop-Art: A Homeschool Art Lesson

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At the last minute, I threw in a project for Valentine’s Day because I found this great lesson on KidsArtists.blogspot.com about pop-art artist Burton Morris. The project in the lesson involves having the kids do a piece in Morris‘ style

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