Tag: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Geometric Designs

Cleave Books – A PDF file with geometric designs made from simple shapes. Dearing Draws – Site offers tutorials, videos, and free downloads of geometric patterns. Creative Bloq – 23 Glorious Geometric Patterns in Design – See what happens when shapes take center stage.Design School: 50 Stunningly Beautiful Geometric Patterns In […]

Fractals

By JeffyP MIQEL: Naturally Occurring Fractals – 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 […]

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 […]

Create A Comic

“Famous Funnies 1933” by “Famous Funnies” – Carnival of Comics 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 […]

Holiday and Winter Origami

Holiday Origami by Fran W 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 […]

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 […]

Spark of the Day: Symbols of Fall: Twist Balloons

Twist balloon pumpkin by Fran W. We enjoy decorating our home for the fall holidays each year and this year we decided to incorporate twist balloons into our holiday because they can be turned into so many creative things!We are planning to make…Pumpkins, ghosts, spiders, cats, turkeys, a cornucopia, […]