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Kids Art Masters: Sunflowers with Vincent Van Gogh

Week 6 in the Montessori Primary Classroom and we are studying one of Vincent Van Gogh's most famous series of paintings: Sunflowers

I am finally getting back in the swing of documenting but unfortunately the first few weeks I did not take pics of the creations made in the Primary classroom.

As an aid to other attempting to bring more art into the Montessori classroom I will make more of effort to document my findings.

Week 1 we introduced symbols of peace - the traditional peace sign, the dove, a lotus flower and a tree of peace
Week 2 I started with the Concentric Circles of Kandinsky
Week 3 I introduced Paul Klee and his beautifully shaped architecture
Week 4 I offered the texture and color of Mark Rothko
Week 5 I demonstrated color and texture with Claude Monet and his lovely bridge painting

Kids Art Project: Donuts and Sugar and Stripes Oh My?

This little gem is another from the summer series I created for artists ages 4-7.  This was in line with the most fantastical holiday "National Donut Day" - yep that's a thing.  What I like most about this project is that you have the opportunity to infuse an emotion into a donut.  Yeah it's cooky but you would be amazed at how therapeutic that can be for both adults and children.  A safe place to connect with yourself.  I am always looking for projects to connect you with your creativity and your soul.

Kids Art Projects: Monet's Garden Houses

Summer was filled with so many new art projects that I am excited to share with you.  This series was done with preschool/kindergarten aged students at the local community center.  The theme was Monet's Garden Houses.  We used oil pastels, collage paper, acrylic paint and our imaginations to design these beauties.