Very Hungry Caterpillars
October 05, 2017

Very Hungry Caterpillars

When my kindergarten students entered the art room, they were surprised to see balloons sitting on the tables next to the paint. I told them that instead of using a paintbrush to apply paint for this project, we would be using balloons! They were excited, but curious—a great way to start any project! SESSION 1 […]

Sweet Treats
April 08, 2016

Sweet Treats

Are you looking for a “sweet hook” to use when introducing texture to your young students? Then you really must tap into the delicious street mosaics of artist Jim Bachor. Jim is a mosaic artist based in Chicago. He has been busy filling potholes around town with mosaics in a variety of themes—fashion patterns, cereal […]

The Japanese Footbridge: Kindergartners Meet Monet
March 10, 2016

The Japanese Footbridge: Kindergartners Meet Monet

There are many fun ways to introduce children to the wonderful world of art. Using picture books is one of my favorite teaching tools to supplement my lessons and to build upon the students’ natural love of art and reading. Although I enjoy introducing new projects in the art room often, this lesson is a […]