A favorite lesson for all ages, this painting is created with toy cars and trucks. Piet Mondrian would be proud as we learn about primary colors, geometric design, and noisy traffic.
Mondrian's 1943 Painting "Broadway Boogie Woogie" is an abstraction of the lights and sounds of New York City streets.
When you need the swimming pool painted under your bright yellow diving board, sometimes just a diaper and a large paint brush is all you need.
Good news: kids don't have to sit still. Around super bowl season, we learned about Leroy Nieman. The children threw footballs to get in the spirit!
To make each art project more meaningful, we learn about artists past and present. Let's take our toy airplanes and fly over the map...buckle up.
An obstacle course? How is this art? Well, if you were trying to find the elusive ruins of Machu Pichu you would understand.
Have you ever dyed cloth by mashing spinach? This two-year old crushed it.
A photography lesson? Famous iconic photographs led the lesson for laying our photo paper in the sun, then dunking it in water. See the patterns?
You can't have Art Time for Kids without a Jackson Pollock lesson. Is it messy? Well, that's why we are here!
When learning about Ancient Greek Pottery, children must dig to uncover the art from the past.
There is nothing better than an artist's self portrait. The younger the artist, the more precious the artwork.
When learning about Claude Monet's Steam Engines, the children learn that there are many, many grays. Can you line them up in order?
A lot of Grandparents join the fun at Art Time for Kids. Who is more proud of this creative mask?
Make a person out of foil. Shine a flashlight. Observe how the shadow changes. Now Paint!
Leroy Neiman used the best expressive lines in his sports-themed paintings. Make our own body jump, dance, run, and spin using just the movement of the oil pastels.
Playing with your food is okay! The more you touch, feel, and become familiar with jicama, spinach, and peppers, the more likely they will be a part of your diet, right?
How are architects like artists? How did skyscrapers change cities and architecture? How great is this city that we can crawl through?
Be a mad scientist: blue, yellow, and red colored water have endless possibilities!
What is it about poking shiny rocks and gems into clay? Toddlers and preschoolers just can't get enough of this project.
A porcupine made meticulously from toothpicks dipped in many colors of paint. Mexican folk art inspired this artwork, and kids wanted to work long past their grown-ups!
Ever heard of "Earthworks?" We didn't use bulldozers and major bodies of water like Robert Smithson, but we built a lot of spirals!
Trains just lure in the preschoolers... and Monet loved their dramatic puffs of steam, too. The children in Fredericksburg travel to the train stations and countryside of France.
Does your child need more meditation and relaxation? Yes, that IS a miniature rake. And yes, that two year old is arranging the rocks in a balanced and peaceful Japanese rock garden.
Robert Indiana and his "LOVE" sculptures shows us how letters can make art. Using paper letters and toilet paper tubes, the children strung the letters to spell their names or a word of their choice.
The summer Pop-up Playdates were so much fun! We met at 5 different parks throughout the season for informal projects and socializing.
Using only fingers, create a color wheel by mixing neighbor colors. This is finger painting with a purpose!
Romare Bearden, a leader of the Harlem Renaissance, loved cityscapes. We used black paper, chalk, and little hands to rub and draw.