Draw, Paint, Sparkle: Creative Projects from an Elementary Art Teacher

Draw, Paint, Sparkle: Creative Projects from an Elementary Art Teacher

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Draw, Paint, Sparkle: Creative Projects from an Elementary Art Teacher

25 kid-tested lessons in drawing and painting—perfect for children ages 5 to 10

Encourage and empower kids to make art! The 25 art lessons in this book present step-by-step drawing instructions paired with a range of painting techniques and styles for endless creative exploration. Designed by an elementary art teacher, each creative exploration offers tips on using the best art materials (that won’t break the bank), shares art-making techniques that add variety and ease to the projects, and provides insights on engaging kids in the process. The lessons include:
·         Beginner projects. Discover easy ways to get started making art. Through flexible instructions, you’ll create big and bold paintings.
·         Art lessons inspired by the masters. With projects based on celebrated painters like Van Gogh and Monet to contemporary artists like James Rizzi and Jackson Pollock, you’ll explore a range of painting techniques and styles.
·         Paintings inspired by nature. Draw and paint familiar and imagined landscapes and animals as a fun way to engage with art.

More than just a simple how-to draw and paint book, Draw, Paint, Sparkle is an invitation for kids to unleash their creativity through color and paint.

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Art for kids made easy!

Parents will love the way this book shares art-making techniques that add variety and ease to creative projects, and provides insights on engaging kids in the process.

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tiger, art

 

flower, art

flower, art

 

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kids art

 

Henri Rousseau Jungle Tiger

Rousseau’s determination is an inspiring story and his art is equally appealing to children. One of his most famous paintings, Surprise!, features a tiger jumping out from behind jungle foliage. Drawing a hidden tiger is a great place to start this Rousseau-inspired art project.

Big & Bold Painted Flowers

If you are new to drawing and painting, sometimes it is easiest to start with a familiar subject that allows you to paint a simple shape with beautiful colors. These big and bold flowers are just the thing.

James Rizzi Cardboard City

My students looked at the art of American artist James Rizzi for inspiration for these colorful cardboard buildings. Rizzi’s illustrations, especially scenes from New York City, capture creative color combinations and comic-like details.

bugs, art

bugs, art

 

queens, art

queens, art

 

flowers, art

flowers, art

 

Symmetrical Beetles

Drawing bugs, beetles, and other insects is a great way to introduce the concept that drawing is as easy as connecting a series of lines and shapes. Beetles are particularly interesting because they are symmetrical. Teaching a symmetrical drawing in a school setting is always popular as the teacher can introduce vocabulary and math concepts.

Georges Rouault Painted and Printed Royal Figures

This project inspired by French painter Georges Rouault simplifies the drawing by separating the background from the figure. While this step is optional, creating a metallic jacquard background is a great opportunity to introduce printmaking and create an opulent backdrop.

Van Gogh Flowers

Learning how to draw sunflowers in the style of Vincent Van Gogh was a staple in my art room. Every year, my second- and third-grade students learned a few simple steps to draw the complicated mass of sunflowers as shown in Van Gogh’s sunflower series.

Draw, Paint, Sparkle: Creative Projects from an Elementary Art Teacher

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Temeka Correy
Temeka Correy
1 month ago

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