May 13, 2015 Sugirdha

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. 

June 11, 2014 Sugirdha

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. The face and mane were…

March 12, 2014 Sugirdha

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 right cutting project for…

March 3, 2014 Sugirdha

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 simple enough for the new…

February 28, 2014 Sugirdha

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 Ed Emberly is a catchy…

February 13, 2014 Sugirdha

  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 ends by giving attention to…

January 6, 2014 Sugirdha

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 we discussed the easiest way…

December 18, 2013 Sugirdha

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 make their own landscapes with…