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Hokusai- Inspired Printmaking

Hokusai- Inspired Printmaking

I have always loved and admired the work of Japanese block printers, especially Hiroshige and Hokusai. (Here is a marvelous video about both of these great artists.) Using the lesson idea from  Art Treasury, we learned a little about Hokusai, then made our own version of a “great wave” print. I have lots of left over … Continue reading

Faux Bark Paintings

Faux Bark Paintings

I highly recommend the Usborne book Art Treasury. It is almost like a mini art curriculum, full of short art history lessons about a wide range of artists from all different time periods and cultures AND there are corresponding projects for each artist! (FYI: I loved this book before I became an Usborne Book EC. … Continue reading

Art School: Cork Printmaking

Art School: Cork Printmaking

Printmaking is one of my all-time favorite mediums. I love lino cutting, screen printing, collagraph printing, the list goes on. My little guy loves printmaking, too, and this project is great for kids or adults. It is also inexpensive and quick, perfect for when you only have a little time (either because of a kid’s … Continue reading

Art School: Lucky Leaf Talisman

Art School: Lucky Leaf Talisman

Since it is the first week of this new blog series, I am doing lots of art related posts to kick it off! Here is another fun project which can be done by kids and adults alike. Painted rocks seem to be very popular right now! There are so many beautiful examples out there, and … Continue reading

Art School: Stained Glass Paper Birds

Art School: Stained Glass Paper Birds

I love stained glass! It is such a beautiful medium. In particular, I have always loved the stained glass work of Chagall, like these and these. (Just go to Google Images and type in Chagall Stained Glass for more examples.) I took a one day workshop in stained glass, which I really enjoyed, but the tools and … Continue reading

Art School: Super Simple Story Stones

Art School: Super Simple Story Stones

This is the first post in my new “Art School” series! This series will showcase different art projects, mediums, and techniques. Plus, it lets me be an art teacher again. Ooh, see how zen and calming the logo is? That means these will be no stress, relaxing, & fun art activities, perfect for you or … Continue reading