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Mondrian for Kids

If you've been following my preschool art series, you probably know by now that I have a thing for tape resist methods. Kids love the whole peel-and-reveal situation, and tape resist allows for creativity without much restraint, while still producing semi-controlled and/or geometric works. So, for our final class this year, we revisited our beloved… Continue reading Mondrian for Kids

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Pointillism with Preschoolers: Fall Trees

When teaching Pointillism within the canon of Art History, it's common practice to focus on this painting: When I taught Post-Impressionism to college students, indeed, the Seurat painting above was discussed in depth -- as was color theory and the science behind it. But for my active preschoolers, who value doing more than looking, Pointillism… Continue reading Pointillism with Preschoolers: Fall Trees

art · Crafting · preschool

Preschool Art Class: Printmaking Basics and a Dash of Dale Chihuly

Since the preschool stained glass project was a huge success, I delved a bit deeper into the world of glass art by introducing my tiny students to Dale Chihuly. We mimicked his popular โ€œMacciaโ€ series, using white coffee filters, washable markers and heavy spray starch. We simply used markers to make designs on the coffee… Continue reading Preschool Art Class: Printmaking Basics and a Dash of Dale Chihuly