Saturday, May 2, 2015

Art Project Lessons!

EVERYTHING on SALE in my store May 5-6!  Including my Diego Rivera inspired art project, perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Iditarod Art!

Does your class celebrate the Iditarod race in Alaska?  The race starts in TWO days, March 7.
Many years ago I was substitute teaching in a middle school classroom and the teacher left plans for the class to do an Iditarod Unit.  The kids really enjoyed it!  Who doesn't love Husky's?
One of my most popular art lessons I do with kids is painting a Siberian Husky.....I love the way that each dog ends up with its own personality when the kids finish their paintings!
If you'd like to do this project with your students, I have a Step-by-Step drawing and painting lesson in my store.  Here's a PDF version and a Power Point version.  Each are just $2.99.
Hope your students love it!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Kids make their own "Seasons" accordion booklet!

If you are looking for a fun resource to help you teach the seasons to your students, check out my latest accordion booklet lesson, available here.  It includes "Weather Words" handouts, a "Seasons- Before and After" worksheet, and more.  Cost $4.99.
Kids seem to always enjoy their own accordion booklets.  The accordion style folding is such a soothing activity, sometimes I think I should try to incorporate it into every lesson I teach;)

  Teachers can choose to use the blackline masters where students create their own seasonal art in the frames, or simply color the already drawn art in the frames.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Super Moons?

I wish I could say I've been more in tune with what's going on outside my little world, but I haven't....hence the reason I'm excited to see this latest "feedback post" submitted regarding one of the art lessons for sale in my store.  Now I'm going to google "Super Moons" - Thanks Mr. Murray for cluing me in!

Dear Art with Mrs Smith,

User Robert Murray has written the following comment regarding "Moon Art: "Moon Phases Booklet & Moon Cookie Sculpture"":

I bought this last spring and we just used it again when school started because of the super moons. It is a wonderful packet and I am using it with my special Needs, so anyone can benefit from this. 

You can find the lesson here.

Happy Super Mooning!!!
(Sorry, I couldn't resist;)

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Wow, I can't believe I didn't know this website existed??????????
Have you already found it?
What a resource - Yipes, I know I'll be getting lost in it every time I go to look up one painting……You know, the way you go to the grocery store for milk, and end up going down other aisles getting lost in shopping for other things you weren't planning on buying:)

Here it is:

I've always loved this painting by Matisse, and I've used it for lessons where the kids did one similar in crayons, and when possible, I've had kids do it in paint too.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

*SALE* at my STORE!

ALL my products are 10% OFF during the BIG SALE at Teacher's Pay Teacher's!
See my STORE for product listings:)

YAY for TpT!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Monochromatic Color Scheme Paintings

Another lesson I've been wanting to teach forever!  So pleased with the results.  Students used one color and black and white acrylic paint for this assignment.  After they chose their subjects from a magazine (they were instructed to choose a living subject that was photographed), I made black and white copies of their photos to help them better see the different values.