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Friday, May 8, 2015

Matisse: Window on the Clouds

Who doesn't love clouds?  
I love looking at the various shapes and formations that clouds create as they float in the sky! 
If you love creating art and want to connect science learning standards this project is a must for your art lesson library. 

Science and Art:
Matisse  Window on Clouds.



This Science based art lesson ties in the beauty and 

variety of cloud formations along with art history 

based on Matisse’s window paintings from his studio. 

Also included is 

an extension project that creates beautiful clouds that 

are sure to delight your students. These projects 

cover grades K-4, but truly anyone will love creating 

these masterpieces.



Included in these digital lesson plans:



Step by Step full-color photo tutorials for each lesson

Art historical information of Matisse paintings

Timeline of Matisse

Science learning outcomes

“I can” statements

Learning Objectives

Vocabulary Word Wall

Supplies needed for each project

Reproducible Cloud types Handout

Reproducible Cloud Formation Handout

Student gallery

National Core Art Standards checklist

Check out the Shop for individual previews and more 

information. Thanks for stopping by and for letting 

Painted Paper your top destination for art lessons.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Matisse Boat's of the Riviera

The sun has come out finally in Ohio! 
(insert cheers) 
and boating season on the Great Lakes 
has started as well!
Use your area resources for inspiration. I love  to make the connection with other subjects and topics.
Why not try a quick and successful lesson inspired by the artist, Henri Matisse just listed at the
shop


If your students love to paint these delightful projects 

are perfect for your art lesson library.

I love using bold, bright colors of tempera paint 

splashed on paper with big brushstrokes. These 2 art

 lessons, inspired by the artist, Henri Matisse are

simple, successful and fun.

Project One - creates Boats of the Riviera and is 

inspired by the painting Les Voiliers. 1906




Project Two - creates large painted paper cut fish 

which is displayed in an underwater habitat.


Both lessons provide a collaboration between organic 


shapes, elements of art, composition and color along 


with art history. 


Included in this 15-page digital lesson plan:

Step by Step full-color photo tutorials for each lesson

Art historical background about Matisse

Vocabulary 

Supplies needed for both projects

Fish Stencil

Objectives

Helpful Hints

Student galleries

National Core Art Standards checklist

Keep on Creating 
and thanks for stopping by!
Laura :)

Monday, May 4, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Sale

Hey Guys. 
It's our week to celebrate!
Yep, it is Teacher Appreciation Week! 


 So for all my buddies in the teaching world 
my art lessons on 
Teachers Pay Teachers 
are on sale!

Check out the shop !

and remember you do something special everyday!

Laura :)




Thursday, April 30, 2015

Positively Picasso's Pigeons

Just finished up one of my favorite Picasso projects that I did with my 1st grade artists.

Picasso: Studio Pigeons


 The playful expression that they put in their paintings makes me so giddy with excitement. 
This mixed media project is loaded with texture,
brushstrokes and of course painted paper!





Many of Picasso’s works produced during the later 1950’s show views through a window or out over a balcony. Many of these may have been inspired by the actual studio at
“La Californie” where Picasso worked.

The Pigeon’s can be seen in many of Picasso’s paintings. Here is the inspiration for our project.


What more could you love than birds created by little 7 year old artists?


Painted and paper birds with large brush strokes  representing feathers complete this fun project.


The full lesson is available in the

Thanks for stopping by
and keep on creating!
Laura :)




Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Congrats Winners!!!!!

Tahitian Tropical Palm Tree Lesson Giveaway! 


First of all…..
I just love reading all the comments that were posted. It is certainly getting me in the mood for summer!

So here are the 3 lucky winners!!!!

1) Lucy Z

2) Lorraine

3) Susan B.

Please email me and I will send you the freebies!

Thanks for helping us reach
1000 followers!!

Keep on Creating!
Laura :)



Monday, April 27, 2015

Tahitian Tropical Palm Tree Lesson Giveaway!

Summer is right around the corner!
 If you can’t wait to feel the warm tropical breezes and smell coconut oil sunscreen,
why not create your own 
Tahitian Palm Tree Projects
inspired by 
Paul Gauguin?


Here is the deal.
I am celebrating the huge milestone of reaching over 1000 followers on 
Instagram, Facebook and Blogger! 


To celebrate all the excitement and over the moon happiness, I am having a drawing for 3 lucky followers to win the Paul Gauguin 
Tahitian Tropical Palm Tree PDF 
from the shop!  


Thats right!
All you have to do is post your favorite summertime item: 
such as a food, a hobby, etc 
and you will be entered in the drawing!
Super EASY! 


Drawing ends tomorrow night
 April 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Winners will be emailed the PDF,
so you will get it instantly! Yippee! 


Here’s the details of the free stuff:

This 19 page-PDF features 2 easy to 
follow art lessons complete with photos. 

Also included is a fun art extension  
activity that is related to the other art 
projects. These lessons are great for 
6-11 year olds but any age student can create a 
beautiful painting with these directions. 




The Digital PDF includes:

Step by Step full-color photo tutorials for each lesson

Historical Background Information about Paul Gauguin and photos of his paintings

Gauguin Time Line

Vocabulary 

Supplies needed for each project

Extension art project related to main project

Student Galleries

Handout of Palm Tree Examples

Helpful tips


National Core Art Standards Checklist

So…
What are you waiting for?

Give a shout out in the comments section about your favorite summer item and you will be entered in the drawing!

Thanks again for the love
and keep on creating!

Laura :)

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Matisse Organic Trees and Mixed Media Mural

Even though my school year might be starting to wrap up, I am far from being done.
  I love keeping those little artists engaged in Art! Creating colorful, fun projects.
What better way than to make beautiful organic tree projects and a mixed media village mural,
 inspired by Henri Matisse’s beautiful landscapes of the beautiful town in Collioure, France.


Here are the details:
Students created a mural to be displayed in the school’s office. Students used scrap painted paper and cut geometric shapes to create their houses. 


After each student glued their houses on the background paper, they then created trees 
with scrap painted paper.


Finally, some students painted the background and add big organic shaped trees while others chose to work in groups to build their own villages with wooden blocks.


Lastly, a few outlined in black tempera paint.




If you are interested in the full lesson, the digital lesson is available at the shop.







Project One creates Organic Shape Trees inspired by the painting The View of Collioure.
Project Two creates a cooperative class Matisse Village Mural that uses mixed media and is also inspired by a The View of Collioure.


Both lessons provide a collaboration between organic shapes, elements of art, composition and color along with art history.


Included in this 15-page digital lesson plan:
Step by Step full-color photo tutorials for each lesson
Art historical background about Matisse
Timeline of Matisse’s life
Vocabulary
Supplies needed for both projects
Artist’s Quotes
Objectives
Helpful Hints
Student galleries
National Core Art Standards checklist


Each project requires 1-2, 40-minute art sessions depending on grade level.

Thanks for stopping by!
Keep on Creating!

Laura :)