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Monster Mash!

Monster Mash!

The title says it all! Over here at Studio Sprout it was a Monster Mash all week long. (It was such a fun week!) Our interns may have had even more fun than our students. This week’s project inspiration comes from a variety of sources; the first being the sweet...
Autumn Leaf Rubbings

Autumn Leaf Rubbings

Kids love leaf rubbings with oil pastels. Materials: White Paper Colored Paper Leaves (green and flexible work best) Oil Pastels or crayons Scissors Glue Sticks Real leaves or Fabric Leaves (optional) Begin with white paper, leaves, and oil pastels or crayons. Place...
Celebrating Spring: Accordion Garden Collage

Celebrating Spring: Accordion Garden Collage

Thank you Make and Takes for such a successful spring project! The first step to the accordion garden was to draw on pre-cut flowers with oil pastel. Prior to the start of class I prepared three different shapes and sizes of flowers using scissors and a flower punch....
Collaboration II: Pass the Art Game (Mixed Media)

Collaboration II: Pass the Art Game (Mixed Media)

For this week’s collaboration we explored mixed media. I developed a “Pass the Art” game similar to art games I played in elementary school where we folded the paper in three and each person took a pass at drawing a head, torso, and legs. When you...
Watercolor/Oil Pastel Resist and Chicks (2 weeks old)

Watercolor/Oil Pastel Resist and Chicks (2 weeks old)

Watercolors gave us a perfect break from tempera and allowed students to explore using soft bristle painbrushes and new ways of mixing and blending color. Instead of having thick globs of tempera to swirl together students layered liquid watercolor brush strokes for...