"Wonder Time Arts " is our class-world and Cafe. It is filled with all things wonderful....artists, creativity, self-expression, Visual Thinking, nature, beauty, learning, music, dancing, exploring, poetry, history, storytelling, puppetry, reading, writing, journal keeping, engineering, Lego building, daily sketching, day-dreaming, and much more. We are all about community, friendship, and of course- nature and art.
I have carefully curated lessons and videos to use in the art classroom, and at home. I felt they had great value as well as highly engaging for the children. As my website is free, I am not profiting from the sharing of those materials, nor am I taking credit for them. I am just thankful that I am able to share them with you. The lessons and handouts that were created by me, I also freely share. I encourage my visitors to live each day with greatness and gratitude. And remember, each and everyone of you is a masterpiece.
It is Spring! I love Spring! What do you notice about the season? Take time to look outside. What signs of spring do you see? What does it make you wonder? Please share your thoughts. You can send a picture or use your words. Click on the picture to take you to the "I Notice..." page.
Enjoy "Spring's Sprung," by Lynn Plourde, illustrated by Greg Gouch.
"Soar" was created as Alyce Tzue's thesis project in school. Created by a first-time filmmaker, it caught the eye of the world, and I guess you could say it truly soared. The video has won many awards. It certainly inspired us, Wonder Time Artists. We hope it encourages you to dream, create, and tell your story. Just click on the picture to watch the film.
Want to become a Bird Watcher? Cornell has a free coloring book of the most common birds you will see in your backyard. Click the button below to get your free printable copy!
Meet this Spring's Author & Illustrator, Beatrix Potter
In this kindergarten through the second-grade lesson, young artists meet artist Georgia O' Keeffe and an acorn mouse, and Frederick the mouse. This lesson lets the children explore organic shapes, the joy of fall, and to know the life cycle of a mighty oak tree as well as draw some really cute mice!
In this kindergarten-Second grade lesson, young artists meet Marc Chagall and discover how his love for the animals in his Jewish village in Russia, influenced his art. Chagall has magic like none other. My little Hen Chelsea helped the young artists learn more about chickens which made our art just that much more fun.
Whoo whoo do you think kindergarteners through second graders are learning about? Yes, OWLS, and one special owl that was a friend of Pablo Picasso's. Students explore owl facts as well as information about Mr. Picasso and his many styles. Inspired by his "Blue Period, " students create an owl portrait with value and mood.
The Kennedy Center's Art Edge has wonderful art activities every day for you to enjoy. Explore Visual Art, Theater, Dance, Music, and Media Arts
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Visual Thinking Strategies (n.d.). Retrieved July 15, 2016, from http://www.visiblethinkingpz.org/
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