Salt dough is a convenient and cheap alternative to clay: made with only three common ingredients (salt, flour, and water) it can be whipped up straight from the kitchen pantry. In this post, I am sharing the salt dough recipe I have used and perfected over the years; it has served me well in many years of teaching and crafting, and I genuinely hope you will enjoy it as well!
I have been intrigued by the whimsical landscapes in Yellena James’s paintings for quite some time now. The imaginary ecosystem bursting with colorful flora and fauna seems to really resonate with younger audiences as well. Filled with textures, details, and colorful shading, James’s art is the perfect inspiration for today’s project. The art lesson is structured
What is a Calligram poem?
A calligram is a word or piece of text in which the design and layout of the letters creates a visual image related to the meaning of the words themselves.
This Lesson plan includes the history, contemporary use of calligram, as well as examples from different cultures. The practical inquiry encompasses four activities and art explorations.
“It’s the thought that counts,” we say.
But the truth is cards, drawings, and edible sculptures fill up fridges and shelves pretty quickly.
How about we venture out, and engage students in creating something parents will actually want to keep?
In the context of art education, Surrealist games can be a useful tool to disinhibit students and unlock their creativity.More so, they are a valuable component of any open-ended art exploration and a wonderful addition to project-based curriculums.
Earth Day is coming soon on April 22nd. To celebrate our beautiful planet I have put together a list of my favorite art projects that focus on recycling, natural materials, eco-friendly techniques, and found objects. Also, If you are on the look for some great illustrated books to read this Earth Day, you can check
Not just egg dying: these super cool projects include decoupage, paper folding, marbling, assemblage and string art!
What would Chinese New Year be without Beijing being dressed in its best red outfit? Like every other year, the city is getting ready to celebrate: roads are lined with red lanterns, doors are covered with “upsidedown fortune”，red papercuts decorate the windows, new chopsticks are bought, new hopeless bans on fireworks are issued, updated Nianhua