Tag: Art

  • Make A Snowflake

    Make A Snowflake

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  • Exploring Triangles

    Exploring Triangles

    Names of Triangles: Isosceles, Scalene, Equilateral, Right, Acute, Obtuse Use the following sites to learn the basics of triangles; what they are called and why. Math Is Fun has information about each triangle named above, if you want to learn more about each one of them. A Plus Topper also has information about triangles. Passy’s […]

  • Tangle & Zentangle Art

    Tangle & Zentangle Art

    Art and meditation can take on many forms and Zentangle patterns combine both of these awesome things in a creative way.  If this idea has piqued your interest, there are a few rules you’ll need to know before you begin drawing with dots, lines, curves, S-curves, and orbs, and the sites offered below will help […]

  • Dale Chihuly Resource Page

    Dale Chihuly Resource Page

    Children’s Museum: Fireworks Of Glass – A Free 87 page PDF about Chihuly’s artwork. This publication has lessons and activity ideas.Chihuly Garden & Glass – Dale Chihuly’s store site. Offers information about the artist, his artwork, and events.  Chihuly – Chihuly’s artwork site. View the gallery and videos of his artwork. Art Prize: Inspired by Chihuly – Information and pictures […]

  • Spray Art

    Here’s a fun and messy project that’s best done outdoors.You will need: Water guns or a few small inexpensive spray bottles, *food dye or diluted tempera paint, vinegar, water, cardstock paper or a shirt, clips, strong string, and a sunny dayWhat to do: Run a string between two trees or objects, clip paper or a shirt […]

  • Geometric Designs

    Geometric Designs

    Cleave Books – A PDF file with geometric designs made from simple shapes. Dearing Draws – Site offers a Blog, tutorials, videos, and free downloads of geometric patterns. This site offer an e-course as well.   Creative Bloq – 23 Glorious Geometric Patterns in Design – See what happens when shapes take center stage. Design School: […]

  • Fractals


    17 Captivating Fractals Found in Nature – Includes plants, rivers, galaxies, clouds, weather, population patterns, stocks, video feedback, crystal growth, etc.. WIRED: Earth’s Most Stunning Natural Fractal Patterns – Scroll through a gallery of fractals.   Mother Nature Network: 14 Amazing Fractals Found in Nature – Site offers a gallery with a brief description for […]

  • Calligraphy Resources

    Calligraphy Tools By Fran W. Information About Calligraphy History, Cultural, Types Calligraphy: Manuscript: History of Calligraphy – Site offers historical information and writing samples. Art of Calligraphy: PDF article about the history of calligraphy. Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History: Chinese Calligraphy – History of Chinese calligraphy. Wikipedia: Calligraphy – Information about the tools used, traditions, modern calligraphy and photos. Printable Practice Papers […]

  • Create A Comic

    Create A Comic

          A really creative and fun way to play with language is to use pictures to communicate an opinion, thought or story. Comics can be used to do this, and the great thing about them is that they can be as short as one box, fill a strip of boxes, or an entire book!   […]

  • Holiday and Winter Origami

    Holiday and Winter Origami

        We started having fun folding paper when my oldest child was about 6 years old and we’ve been finding ways to incorporate it into our lives ever since. One year we added origami presents and cranes to a Christmas tree, another we offered a bunch of holiday related folding projects for a craft program to […]

  • Observing Strawberries

    Strawberries by Fran W. Use your senses to observe a strawberry! You will need: Washed strawberries with their leafy tops (hulls), a paper plate, knife, magnifying glass, paper and pencil, and colored pencils Optional: A pocket or regular microscope Use your sense of… Site Put your strawberry on a paper plate and look at it. […]

  • Spark of the Day: Eggshell Art

    Spark of the Day: Eggshell Art

    Eggshell Flowers by Fran W   Save your eggshells, they are great for arts and crafts!   To make eggshell art, you will need:   Eggshells from boiled or raw eggs – remove the inside membrane of raw eggshells Watercolor paints or food coloring Paint brush Water Glue Construction paper Pencil or crayons Newspaper Paper […]