Category Archives: Art Projects (Guided Instruction)

Portraits 2017

I always get a kick out of portrait making with kids whether we are studying the placement of the features  on the face for the first time or learning how to draw the actual shapes. It’s always interesting to see how young children approach creating a face at different developmental stages. Our younger students (18M-4Y)…

Celebrating Spring: Punchy Paper Garden

This little paper garden is perfect for spring and so fun for tiny hands. Using a variety of paper punches and recycled materials, each artist created their own unique garden. Materials: Patterned Paper Colored Construction Paper Paper Punches Glue Sticks Recycled Cereal Box First, the kiddos punch out a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes…

Famous Artist III: O’Keeffe

This session exploring different artists. To explore an artist means we examine the work as a class, draw inspiration from the colors, content and techniques and then turn it into something of our own. For O’Keeffe we discussed the color palette she used in Oriental Poppies (1928), brush stroke size, and how big she painted the…

Celebrating Spring: Butterfly Pillows

Our Butterfly pillow project was a hit in our Masters (5Y+) class. We completed this project over the course of two hour long classes. Because we used a sewing machine, and a real needle and thread for this project, it might not be suitable for children under the age of five. Here is a similar project that requires a…

Celebrating Spring: Mixed Media Birds

This session we are celebrating spring! In this project we used a variety of materials to create fun and dimensional “birds in a nest”. Materials: Construction Paper Googly Eyes Feathers Twigs, Yarns, Paper Shreds, etc. Leaves (real, fabric, recycled art) Blue Tempera Paint White Cardstock or Construction Paper Optional: Large Circle Punch We opened with a reading…

Famous Artists I: Van Gogh Monotypes

Materials: cookie sheet washable tempera paint paper (I like white heavy weight construction or card stock) Use your hands like “Kitty paws”. This is how the paint looks before we press the paper. What your are making is a “Monotype” which means it will be a one-of-a-kind print. I like to show examples of Van…

Magnetic Plate Places

For this project, we summoned all our imaginative powers to create a special land or adventure place we would like to travel. We traveled these space with little magnetic characters, also of our own creation. Materials: Sturdy Paper Plates Markers Paintbrushes (optional) Magnets Big Popsicle Sticks Hot Glue and Gun Here is our lovely intern,…

Spin Art Plate Chain

We are big fans of Spin Art at Studio Sprout. This is a total studio favorite! Recently we revisited Spin Art  with a twist. Call it a Hanger, a Mobile…maybe  Garland, or Bunting, We like to call it a plate chain. It’s just plain fun to make AND visually stunning. Materials: Dried Spin Art Plates Hole…

Clay Wall Pockets

This week at studio sprout we explored clay. In our master’s classes, we made clay wall pockets which are a sweet little hanging hybrid of cup and envelope that may hold succulents or pencils. Materials Needed: Clay Acrylic Paint Paint Brushes Paint Stirrers Rollers Newsprint Sponges First you will roll out a slab of clay….

Don’t Go Breakin’ My Clay Heart

Kids love hearts, so this week in preparation for Valentine’s Day we made clay hearts and decorated them with just about everything! Materials: Air Dry Clay Heart Stencil made from flexible cutting boards found at the Dollar Tree Paintbrushes Tempera Paint Paint Stirrers Wooden dowels (rolling pin) Sponges Clay Tools (optional) Shells, Beads, Buttons, etc….