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Swimmin’ Handfish

•°•°•°•°When life gets you down, do you wanna know what you’ve gotta do?•°•°•°•°•
JUST KEEP SWIMMING  Φ  JUST KEEP SWIMMING   Φ   JUST KEEP SWIMMING

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Sea creatures are one of my favourite themes in arts and crafts :). This project, specifically for younger children, combines different motor techniques such as tracing, beading and rolling up strips of paper. The results are fantastic and I hope you give it a try!

Duration: 30-45min

Materials: 
– Large Cardstock Paper
– Fish Bowl Template (on blue paper)
– Construction Paper 
– Black Marker
– String & Beads
– Glitter

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Still Life With Fruit

As we ease our way into the nice summer weather, juicy fruits will really help rejuvinize our spirits. Here is a mixed media project influenced by Kendall’s Art Post, Pear Still Life Inspired By Cezanne.
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Duration: 1.5-2 hours

Materials:
– Newspaper
– Tissue Paper
– White Glue
– Acrylic Paint

Still Life is a genre of art which originated in the 16th C in many Western countries. Still (meaning inanimate objects) and Life (meaning lifestyle), was very popular because people could arrange a variety of everyday objects and recreate them in an aesthetically-pleasing way. 

Screen Shot 2016-05-28 at 8.23.50 AM.pngThis project will introduce students to the concept of still life and how artists used different tones, shades and colours to make objects look realistic. For example, a pear can be composed of a variety of colours (yellow, orange, green, etc). 

 

Using tissue paper, students can overlap small pieces to create a blend of colours onto their fruits. This will add contrast to their work and a cool 3D effect .

 

Below is a great example:
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