Adventures in Art, Motherhood and Inspirations

Preschooler (4-5 years)

Colourwheel Motif – Colour Mixing Lesson

Colourwheel Motif – Colour Mixing Lesson

I found a similar lesson online a few years ago (couldn’t find the link now). It can be done using any shape or template. The kids found this template more appealing. The kids learn about primary, secondary and tertiary colours in this lesson. 

Texture and Pattern Lion

Texture and Pattern Lion

Learning patterns and textures can be a lot of fun. We read a basic pattern and texture book and went through a lot of examples before starting the project. The lion was drawn step by step and we followed a photo from national geographic magazine. […]

“My Octopus Arms” Art Project

“My Octopus Arms” Art Project

I love collage projects. At 4 years old, the preschoolers are not too young to handle scissors and with a little practice, they stop complaining about having to cut too much (which did happen in some of the previous projects). When I was looking for […]

The quilt story

The quilt story

Being a private art teacher, I do not teach a fixed number of students or during a school year. I do have children joining in the middle of the term occasionally and I’m always looking for new colour and line lessons that need to be […]

Monsters Paper Collage (video)

Monsters Paper Collage (video)

Finding Inspiration Monsters! One thing that gets every child in every art room excited. When I found this book at the library, it was all I could do not to jump in excitement. If You’re A Monster And You Know It by Rebecca Emberly and […]

Teddy Bear – Valentine’s Day Art Lesson

Teddy Bear – Valentine’s Day Art Lesson

  Here’s a surprisingly simple art lesson from my preschooler group (4-5 years old). We started with the book If You Were a Panda Bear by Wendell and Florence Minor. They introduce different bears with simple and funny rhymes that captivates young readers. The book […]

“How big were dinosaurs?” Preschooler art lesson

“How big were dinosaurs?” Preschooler art lesson

What great way to start a brand new year than to paint colourful dinosaurs? We read the book “How big were dinosaurs?” by Lita Judge and chose to draw and paint our own dinosaurs. I provided simplified drawing handouts for about 5 different dinosaurs and […]

Blotter Bug Landscapes

Blotter Bug Landscapes

Here’s a landscape lesson from my preschooler group (4 to 5 years old), a great way to finish the year… We made and cut out blotter bugs on copier paper using tempera paints (another primary colour exploration project, of course). The kids were supposed to […]