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Check out art lessons created by artists and educators. These art projects have been curated from the many programs and classes offered at the Schack Art Center. 

Art Project Lessons

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Newspaper Hats or Wearable Art?

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Repurpose newspaper to create a one of a kind FABULOUS hat!

Newspaper hat making VIDEO

Materials used

Newspaper, tape, scissors

Recommended for

Grades 2-12

Life Goes On-Light and Dark Drawing

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Create a contrasting drawing inspired by the artist Barbara Earl Thomas.

Materials used

Black and white paper, black ink pens, gluestick, scissors

The Dance of Social Distancing Hanging Sculpture

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Social distancing has affected the way we move through public space. The music and art of Cecile McLorin Salvant inspires a social distancing themed floating sculpture.

Materials used

Cardstock or heavy paper, string, scissors and tape

Mandala

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Make your own mixed media mandala ispired by Brazilian artist Fabiana Nakano.

Materials used

Paper or thin cardboard, markers or colored pencils, scissors and glue.

Personal Print Motifs

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Create your very own "plate" and prints inspired by the motifs in the artwork of Maria Balazova.

Materials used

Thick paper, markers, carboard, craft foam sheets, scissors and glue

Dreaming Clay Sculpture

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Mix up your own clay and mold it into a sculpture inspired by Elizabeth Catlett.

Materials used

Flour, salt, oil, water, bowl, utensils, cardboard, paint and glue.

Georgia O’ Keeffe’s Mountain/ Learning to Paint a Landscape

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Learn about Georgie O' Keeffe while students will explore using 3 watercolor techniques: wet brush, dry, layering.

Materials used

watercolor, brushes, paper

Recommended for

grades k-5

MATH Activity: It's Time to Make a Clock

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Students will create a clock by measuring, cutting, and being creative.

Materials used

paper plate, 2 colored paper rectangles, and a brad

Recommended for

k-2nd graders

Papel Picado Lesson Plan

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The students will create a banner of colorful patterned paper designs inspired by Mexican Folk Art.

Materials used

multi-bright colored tissue paper, scissors, string, glue stick

Recommended for

ages 8+

Hojalata (Mexican Tin Folk Art)

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The students will create a colorful embossed creature on aluminum tooling foil.

Materials used

6”x 6” aluminum foil square, scissors, ball point pen, sharpened pencil, clear tape, magazine (or other padded surface), bright colored Sharpie permanent markers or Dry-erase markers, handout with samples of reptile/creature silhouettes

Recommended for

grades 1-8

Supplemental Info

additional  pdf with info and example pictures

See Me - Don’t Discard: Found Treasures Self-Portrait

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Create a project inspired by PNW artist Marita Dingus. Explore why and how she creates art from used and discarded objects.

Materials used

assorted found objects, photos, magazine clippings for assemblage

Recommended for

grades k-6

Supplemental Info

find Marita's website here and take a virtual tour of her January 2020 exhibit from Schack Art Center right here

Creating Alebrijes at Home

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Alebrijes originated in Mexico City in the 20th century, in 1936. Learn about their history and try making your own.

Materials used

air dry clay and paint

Recommended for

grades 1-8

Art+Trash+Tech

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Create your own light up  trash art using wrappers, comic books or magazines, a cardboard box, along with other items found around the home to create a fun and personalized piece

Materials used

Repurposed materials and electronic light up kit

Recommended for

Teens

Interacting Colors Painted Paper Collage

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Create a painted paper collage inspired by artist Emma Amos.

Materials used

Paper, paint, brushes, scissors, glue

Recycled Book Making

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Create your very own book out of materials you would otherwise throw away or recycle. We will learn about the basics of bookmaking and teens will have the chance to learn several bookbinding stiches. Use your book as your very own journal, sketch book, or give it away as a unique gift.

Supplemental Info

Click here for a supply listClick here for the video. Click here for the PDF lesson.

Mindful Art

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Often we run around with our minds detached from our bodies-like balloons floating into the past and future while our bodies amble around taking care of business. F0ocus on bringing awareness back while exploring creativity during this painting excersize. 

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Ages 10+

Merry and Bright Watercolor

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Create a holiday themed watercolor painting

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Ages10+

Quilted Colors Landscape

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Create a wax resist "quilted colors" watercolor landscape

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All ages


Additional Resources

Winter Coloring Page by Rosemary Jones

Outdoor Sculpture Map Everett, WA-Looking for an outdoor artivity? Enjoy a sculpture scavenger hut. 

Spring 2020 Issue of Splatter Magazine-this magazine is put out by the Washington Art Education Association and includes great projects, links, and articles.

Art.Write.Now.Tour 2019–20 Educator’s Guide-Use this resource in conjunction with the Scholastic Awards’ national traveling exhibition, in person or online at artandwriting.org/tour

OER Commons-OER Commons is a public, digital library of open educational resources. Explore, create and colaborate with educators from around the world.

Dick Blick Art Lessons - Explore hundreds of free art lessons on their website, plus some how-lesson plan videos on their YouTube Channel here. The lessons are for a variety of levels, but we recommend them for older elementary and middle school students. 

Online Resources from Seattle Art Museum-The Seattle Art Museum has created several Online Interactive sites for students and educators. Many of them have downloadble guides and lesson plans available.

Instructables- Get the invention bug by browsing through over one hundred thousand projects on this site!  Crafts, home DIY, electronics, programming, pretty much anything you can think of.  Super-inspiring, too.  Upload your own amazing projects as well!