Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Mission Possible

Sometime in the fourth grade, California students learn about California history which includes a study on the California Missions.

This art history project centers on the missions of the southwest. We looked at California missions in particular, but also a few in Texas. The project was inspired by this one at Art Projects for Kids. The kids
did an amazing job,but don't take my word for it, have a look for yourself...

Starting off with grid paper makes a huge difference. I printed my own from my personal graphics program. Be sure to look at individual details of the missions, like window shapes and bell towers. Encourage kids to incorporate them into their drawings to create a representation of a real mission or a combination of several different missions.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Gallery- Blog Carnival of Art Projects for Kids Volume 3

Welcome to the November 1, 2009 edition of The Gallery- The Autumn Harvest Edition.

This edition of the Gallery brings us three fun project ideas and one opportunity to really expand our art knowledge through the use of the internet. Sit back, relax and enjoy the great articles and beautiful colors of Fall!

Ritsumei presents Car Painting posted at Baby Steps, saying, "We used Monkey's cars to paint some pictures; Monkey loved it and the clean up was surprisingly easy on most of the cars."

Stacie Young presents 100 Excellent Twitter Feeds for Art Scholars posted at Online

Barb presents Frank Lloyd Wright Bubble Window Project posted at Harmony Art Mom, saying, "We had an excellent time working on this project and I hope it inspires others to try this sort of thing with their children or in their classrooms. It sure has brightened up our classroom window.

Miss Julie presents Greek Vases posted at Kids Art Projects and Lessons at Ms. Julie's Place. This project is an opportunity to explore both the history of Greek Vases and the unique contribution they are to art. Explore symmetry and symbolism in this fun "scratch" project.

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