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Kids Zentangle Artwork in Four Easy Steps

Kids Zentangle Artwork in Four Easy Steps   Kids zentangle artwork is a great way to teach young artists how to use creative lines in their drawings.  This is a technique that will help them get creative in their future artworks as well.  In this post, you will find a simple tutorial for a letter design that can be used to decorate a sketchbook.  In four easy steps, kids will learn how to design their letter in new and interesting...

Creativity exercises to get kids started drawing. Inspired by The Beautiful Oops, by Barney Saltzberg, kids learn how to transform a mistake into something beautiful. A great activity for teaching creative problem solving skills. A fun and simple introduction to drawing and creativity for kids!

Creativity Exercises to Get Kids Started Drawing

Creativity Exercises to Get kids started drawing Creativity exercises teach young artists to use their own original ideas in their art.  Through this activity I teach creativity and problem solving .  Creative problem solving is the foundation of my art program.  It’s also a good starting point to begin drawing at home with your child.  In this post you will find a step by step guide for a creativity exercise to get kids started drawing. In addition, you will find books and resources...

Art journal starter kit: Create art journals for kids with free printable covers and drawing prompts

Art journal starter kit : Inspiring kids to draw!

  Inspire kids to draw with a free art journal starter kit The art journal starter kit is an easy way to get kids started with creative journaling.    I use art journals with every grade level in my art classes.  This summer my 5 year old son has also started using them and he loves it!  A journal is a great way to encourage kids to document their thoughts and experiences in a visual way.  Using a sketchbook also gives them a time and space to...

Multimedia Crayon Resist Fish Painting

Multimedia Crayon Resist Fish Painting Do you ever wonder how we can begin to teach very young children how to communicate ideas through their art?  I believe it starts with giving them a tool box of artistic strategies through a series of fun, straightforward, hands on art experiences, such as this one!  In this lesson, Multimedia Crayon Resist Fish, young artists will learn some ways to communicate a focal point to the viewer, layer a variety of art materials, and also come away with an...