Have you ever heard of the website Art Projects For Kids? If not, check it out here:
http://artprojectsforkids.org/
Kathy Barbro has some wonderful ideas for art lessons. This is one that I used for my 8th period, Art Club. I loved that the kids just ran with this project. Each cow has it’s own unique personality.
What is going to MOOOOVE you in 2017? Care to share? We would love to know what kind of art projects you have in mind to teach. Share with us in the comments below or Tweet to us at
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You all know that our Dad, “Bobo”, taught us to love some Elvis Presley. With that being said…check out this of Elvis singing OLD McDONALD HAD A FARM…I am keeping with the  farm theme on this one 😉
Hope this post MOOOOVES you to get crackin’ and create something!
1969
Each year at different times during the school year I find it so much fun to teach a lesson on snowpeople and watercolors. So do a lot of other art teachers! I ran across many Art Education Blog post on this very lesson. Take a look when you have a chance because it might spark something fun just for your classroom and kiddos!
See some links below:
http://createartwithme.com/snowman-painting-markers/snowmanpainting/
http://www.deepspacesparkle.com/2009/02/08/adorable-close-up-snowman-painting/ 
http://artprojectsforkids.org/portfolio/paint-a-snowman/ 
http://artprojectsforkids.org/portfolio/happy-snowman/ 
http://www.artsonia.com/museum/art.asp?id=26518082 
http://lovelaughterandlearninginprep.blogspot.com.au/2014/12/cheap-cheerful-christmas-crafts.html 
Each student was given the same information
Directions:
White Paper
Need 1 Snow Person
What will be in your background….(brainstorming ideas and mediums)
What perspective will your snowman be in
Draw in pencil
Outline with black sharpie
Take a non permanent marker and trace the snowman
Use paint brush to let the paint smear / run /  blend
Be sure to add details: scarf, hat, mittens, arms, facial features…etc
Some even wanted to use the salt technique for the background.
Others wanted a crayon resist effect behind the snowman.
You see, each kid was given the same directions and none of the snowmen are alike. They are all unique and different. Each one has it’s own personality.
Some students had paper horizontal and others were vertical.
I love lessons like these that let kids be kids and create and build on past units.
Every kid was successful….thanks for dropping by ~ 1969