March 3, 2015 Sugirdha

Here’s an art lesson to teach children about Perspective. Here’s what you’ll need: White sheet of paper. I used A3 size. Tempera Paint – Blue, Yellow, Black and White Black Grease pencil or oil pastel for drawing A lesson on perspective I showed some pictures of mountain pastures from the…

May 22, 2014 Sugirdha

I’ve been thinking of creating a Pete the Cat art project for quite a while now and finally fixed on a comic strip. It was high time too, the kids had fun as they made their own comic and learnt a lot too. It was totally creative and they were…

April 24, 2014 Sugirdha

Did you read my review and corresponding art project of “Where the wild things are”? This is one of those projects which turned out to be both more difficult and more successful than you’d imagine. This is also a project that would fill your heart with joy in the process…

April 22, 2014 Sugirdha 1Comment

Inspiration for the wild thing One night, Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another. His mother called him “WILD THING!”. And Max said, “I’LL EAT YOU UP!”. So he was sent to bed without eating anything. That very night… What happens next is a grasping…

April 19, 2014 Sugirdha

I Love You, Little Monster by Giles Andreae is a happy story of parental love and appreciation from the author of “Giraffes can’t dance”. When Big thought Small was asleep and didn’t open an eye, Small hears Big say “I love you, my darling”. We read the story on the…

April 19, 2014 Sugirdha

Form Art – The idea of it had always both attracted and repelled me. Every time I see sculptures made by kinder students, I’m amazed but the mess it would call for kept it out of my class room. But now I decided it’s time to get things done. Inspiration…

April 12, 2014 Sugirdha

Looking for a simple lesson to teach perspective to kinder and lower elementary kids? Here is an easily adaptable lesson on perspective.  I’ve had this idea for quite a while and was looking for a good book to go with the lesson. Later I realised that I had the right…

April 2, 2014 Sugirdha

This was a book our volunteer reader had chosen to read on the first session of KidsREAD club. It is a simple yet powerful story and with brilliantly coloured pictures on black paper, it is captivating. The story is an artistic twist to the classic fable “3 blind men” I’d…

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 20, 2014 Sugirdha

Toucan Toucan’t Toucans are beautiful creatures. And those beautiful beaks have always been a source of inspiration for me. I’ve been looking for a book to get the kids inspired and found this at the library, Toucan Toucan’t by Peter Francis-Browne and Rita Gianetti. It’s a humorous story of 2 toucans explaining what “two…

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…