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Get a bunch of modeling clay soon!

Hey there ArtSquish educators! Get ready for your upcoming lessons by finding some modeling clay. Every student will need clay to work with. We will be working on facial anatomy. EYES NOSES MOUTHS Each of these is a separate lesson, and each of them uses non-hardening modeling clay. There are a couple of options for clays. Here’s everything you need to know. Modeling Clay Modeling clay never hardens, because it’s oil-based. You can get play clay pretty cheap at big box stores when you’re in a time crunch, but you can get better products from art stores or online. The higher...

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SLIDESHOW – Painting with Oil Pastels

Slideshows and videos are in many of our lessons, but we also publish each one separately so you can find them without wandering through old posts aimlessly. Just enter text into the “search the site” field over to the right, for something you remember. It can be something that was in the photos or written in the text. Slideshows are presented as a vertical stack of photos with captions, which are easy to zoom in on using your fingers to pinch on a touch screen or touchpad. Just scroll down to advance. Description This is how to blend and layer oil pastels...

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VIDEO – Setting up & Painting Acrylics

Slideshows and videos are in many of our lessons, but we also publish each one separately so you can find them without wandering through old posts aimlessly. Just enter text into the “search the site” field over to the right, for something you remember. It can be something that was in the photos or written in the text. Description Here’s how to set up for acrylic painting, and also how to mix and work with them on your palette.  V I D E O Working with Acrylics • Tap to open - Tap the ArtSquish logo to...

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VIDEO – “Drawing” with Scissors

Slideshows and videos are in many of our lessons, but we also publish each one separately so you can find them without wandering through old posts aimlessly. Just enter text into the “search the site” field over to the right, for something you remember. It can be something that was in the photos or written in the text. Description Cutting seems so simple, but to make great looking shapes without frustration, use our method based on the “drawing with scissors” method used by Henri Matisse. Teach young children how to manage their paper better, and control the scissors more easily.  V I...

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VIDEO – How to Watercolor – KidsART

Slideshows and videos are in many of our lessons, but we also publish each one separately so you can find them without wandering through old posts aimlessly. Just enter text into the “search the site” field over to the right, for something you remember. It can be something that was in the photos or written in the text. Slideshows are presented as a vertical stack of photos with captions, which are easy to zoom in on using your fingers to pinch on a touch screen or touchpad. Just scroll down to advance. Description Here’s how to teach watercolors to young artists in...

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SCROLL & TEACH

Never rewrite a lesson plan again. Read ours once, print your PDFs, and use our easy SCROLL & TEACH lesson plan right on your phone (or other device).

We’ve even included a SUBMIT YOUR SUMMARY text. Just copy & paste and you can send to your principal. It’s an abbreviated lesson plan, with standards and learning targets.

READY, SET, GO!

Look for the READY, SET, GO! section at the bottom of each page. There’s background info, lists, and a printable Prep Page so you don’t have to write down a thing.

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