Category: Art

  • Joseph Stella Art: Line Designs

    Art is created using the 5 elements of design by drawing a focal point, with 10-12 lines radiating from it. Each space between the “lines” is a different size (“mass”) and each will be filled by a different art medium (pastels, paint, crayon…) and using a different method, creating different “textures”, “colours”, “shapes”, and “lines”. View Full Lesson →

  • Piet Mondrian Art

    Piet Mondrian Art

    Objective: Learning about artists and imitating their work Using primary colours reviewing squares and rectangles¬†(remind students that squares ARE rectangles, but rectangles CANNOT be squares) Materials: 8 1/2″ X 11″ white paper for each student … View Full Lesson →

  • Name Art

    Name Art

    Practise using rulers to make straight lines…horizontal, vertical and diagonal in this pretty art activity.¬† Students use rulers and pastels to make their NAME a thing of linear beauty…literally!¬† Pastel coloring reinforces their knowledge of … View Full Lesson →

  • Twig Picture Frame

    Materials: box cardboard for picture backing and to anchor frame to twigs and flowers and nuts (optional) to use as border frame white glue scissors TEACHER or PARENT uses hot glue gun to glue a … View Full Lesson →

  • Magazine Holder

    Learning Objectives: Practise the 3R’s of recycling, reusing, reducing materials Create something useful by reusing materials Materials: large cereal or detergent box re-use gift wrap, wallpaper, latex paint, fabric white glue, if needed ruler Method: … View Full Lesson →

  • Shell Butterfly Magnet/Brooch/Barrette

    Objective: to learn and practise symmetry (math) to learn about camouflage Materials: pairs of shells, don’t have to be joined: mussel, clam, oyster OR nut shells (try to re-use) antennae: twigs, broom straws, pipe cleaner … View Full Lesson →

  • Coasters

    Objectives: reuse bits of leftover yarn recycle plastic lids Materials: yarn scraps plastic snap-on lids from hot chocolate, coffee, iced tea white glue that dries clear and waterproof scissors Method: Generously spread glue inside the … View Full Lesson →

  • Pop Bottle Terrarium

    Materials two- 2L clear pop bottles pebbles for drainage, then sand layer and crushed charcoal briquettes for freshness, the 1-2 inches of soil “cuttings” from houseplants like philodendron and ivy or baby shoots from plants. … View Full Lesson →

  • Goldfish Bowl

    Objectives: Responsibility for pets Materials: Gallon plastic jugs scissors permanent markers or stickers goldfish or guppy rocks Method: Cut a clean plastic jug in half. Wash off label. Decorate the “goldfish bowl” by drawing plants … View Full Lesson →

  • Tin Can Stilt Walkers

    Materials: 2 cans same size (48 oz. tomato/apple juice cans) Have parents cut off one end and rinse out can. punch-type can opener to make 2 holes below the rim, straight across from each other … View Full Lesson →