Process Art

Jackson Pollock Art Mural for Kids

Jackson Pollock Art Mural for Kids

Every once in a while we do an art activity at toddler play group that silences all the adults and has us all kind of dumbfounded by it’s beauty.  This Jackson Pollock art mural for kids was one of those activities.  With every addition of color we just all stared in awe of the gorgeous effortless beauty(…)

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No Paint No Carve Pumpkin Decorating for Kids

No Paint No Carve Pumpkin Decorating for Kids

I’ve never really been a big fan of Halloween.  I know, I know. Halloween is so much fun you say.  But, it’s true. Until I had kids I was happy to put a big bowl of snickers on the porch, turn out the lights and watch 3 hours of Sex and the City reruns hiding in(…)

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50 Process Art Activities for Kids

50 Process Art Activities for Kids

I’ve been wanting to write this post for ages.  Process art is so important to me and at the route of pretty much all the work that I do.  I am the art teacher at a Reggio Inspired Preschool in addition to teaching process based art to over 50 children a week here in Los(…)

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Salt Painting Art Work – Process Art for Kids

Salt Painting Art Work – Process Art for Kids

I know I’ve shared about our all time favorite process art for kids before, salt painting, but this one was a first for us, salt painting over your art work.  It’s so so cool and the kids loved it.  Not to mention the results were pretty outstanding, don’t you think?  I’ll walk you through the process(…)

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10 Getting to Know You Easy Art Activities for Back to School

10 Getting to Know You Easy Art Activities for Back to School

I love this time of year.  It’s Back to School season which means teachers and students are busy getting to know each other as they transition into their classrooms.  Kids, teachers, and parents alike are often having some pretty big feelings and everyone is doing their best to make back to school a smooth transition.(…)

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GO BANANAS! Super Fun Paper Mache Tutorial for Kids

GO BANANAS! Super Fun Paper Mache Tutorial for Kids

Every few weeks I give the kids in my art classes free choice as to what we will make.  Each student gets to pick the project for the following week.  They really love it.  For this week, the request was bananas.  Yes, bananas.  “Okkkkkk,” I said.  “Let’s make some bananas.” So we did.  And they were(…)

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Colored Sand Art Stickers

Colored Sand Art Stickers

I love tinkering around in my art studio and coming up with new projects.  We’ve been doing a lot of sand art lately.  First, we made our own colored sand and then I found some colored sand at the craft store and decided to give it a try.  It had been sitting on the shelf(…)

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Kid Made Painted Pillows

Kid Made Painted Pillows

How fantastic are these kid made pillows?  Can you believe they were made by five year olds. For real, 5 year olds.  Each one is sweeter than the next.  I just love them.  I’ve made a few pillows with kids before, like these fabric resist pillows that are perfect for Father’s Day, and these no sew veggie(…)

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Kid Made Clay Catch All Bowls

Kid Made Clay Catch All Bowls

Ahh, this was so much fun!  I know I’ve posted about sculpey a million times before, like these Random Acts of Kindness Hearts and these 7 Layer Birthday Cakes.  I have been working with kids and Sculpey for years and years.  It’s by far one of my favorite art supplies.  But these bowls! These catch(…)

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DIY Art Books for Kids

DIY Art Books for Kids

As an art teacher, I am constantly introducing young children to new process based art techniques, like salt painting, printmaking, and collage.  Sometimes we have piles of art that needs a home.  Making art books with young children is like an active art portfolio you can enjoy over and over again.  It’s a great coffee table book(…)

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