Whimsical Landscape Art Lesson: an Inquiry Based​ Exploration

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

Continue Reading

16 Inspiring Earth Day Art Projects for Kids

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

Continue Reading

Kandinsky Circles Lesson for Kids: Practical color theory

Kandinsky’s Circles Lesson for Kids: Color theory made Fun Here comes another variation on the Kandinsky circles paintings theme. Last time we used polymer clay, while on this post I’d like to share a painting activity using rice paper (Xuan paper) and gouache. The underestimated Xuan paper  I have a little confession to make: I

Continue Reading