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Arts for All Nevada encourages parents, and children to be creative at home! Our talented teaching artists have designed art activities that can be done in many different settings, be they at home or in the classroom. Click on the lesson title for a printable PDF.

We would love to see the art you make at home! Send photos of YOUR finished product and let us know how what you liked about this project at info@artsforallnevada.org.

We add new art activities all the time, so check back often for more fun art! 

Impressionist Ship

Using impressionist techniques, create a fun & unique ship.

Watch a video here!


Op Art

A fun optical illusion project!

Watch a video here!


Symmetrical Design

Using coffee filters, water, and maters, create a beautiful design for decoration or as a unique gift!

Watch a video here!


Tie Dye Coffee Filter Flower

Coffee filters flowers are beautiful and such a fun Spring craft! I chose to color extra filters so I could pick my favorite to include in my flower.


Handprint Sunflower

Handprint sunflowers are a great way to welcome spring and to talk to children about planting! It’s also a fun project to document the growth of your child by printing their little hands.


Andy Warhol’s Flowers

One of his most famous pieces, recreate your own take on these colorful, fun flowers. Follow along here!


Dot Color Wheel

A unique way to learn more about the color wheel based on Andy Goldsworthy’s Fall Leaves. Follow along here!


Sky Full of Clouds

A fun technique to create a beautiful sky with watercolor.


Number Pattern

Recreate Jasper John’s Numbers in Color & follow along with a video here.


Butterfly Collage

A fun, easy project to create beautiful butterflies from colorful strips of paper!


Nature Mobile

Spring is here & the world is blooming around us. Using materials found outside, create a mobile to hang outside or inside.


Abstract Painting

Create a fun abstract painting mixing colors & getting your hands messy. A video with instructions & supplies is available here!


Aboriginal Bark Painting

Students will use recycled paper bags & basic drawing materials to recreate painting these paintings. A helpful video here!


Ink Blot Tiles

Using ink, create different pattern & images exploring ink blots. Hang them individually, or connect them to create a colorful flag. Need some help? A helpful video here!


Marbled Paper Easter Eggs

Easter will be here in just a few days, so it’s the perfect time to get started on some decorations! Students will use common household items & paint to create a marbling effect on paper or eggs.


 

Ink Blot Monsters

Do you prefer silly monsters or scary monsters? Create a series of whatever you like with our Ink Blot Monsters project! Check out the video here & follow along. Have Fun!


 Cherry Blossom Tree

Get ready for spring & create a Cherry Blossom with common household & recycled items! Students use watercolor to create a gradient background & finish with a Cherry Blossom tree.


 

The Kimono

Learning about the kimono is a great way to explore pattern design and Japanese culture at the same time. Students sketch their designs in the lesson plan and complete the project with watercolor.


Positive and Negative Space

Develop and increase awareness of shape and space through art. This lesson plan introduces students to the concepts of negative and positive space with cut paper.


Pine bough print and snowflakes

Bring a little of the outside in with this art project while teaching your child about evergreens, printing techniques, snowflakes and symmetry.



Funky faces

 Fantastic, Funky Faces – a Self Portrait

Here’s a fun spin on the self-portrait, using lots of colors and even more imagination.


 


dream houses

 Dream Houses

An introduction to some of the basic shapes found in a house such as: squares, rectangles, half circles, columns and arches. Using marker and watercolor, design a house you would like to live in!

 

Oaxacan thumbnailDrawing Oaxacan Animal

Students learn about the art of the Oaxacan (pronounced wa-ha-can) woodcarvers of Mexico, whose brightly colored and heavily patterned figures of animals and people have a childlike or whimsical quality to them. Students will choose an animal, possibly a pet and do a drawing of it in the style of the woodcarvers.


Oil Pastels, Mushrooms.jpgMushrooms on a Log, Oil Pastels

Use oil pastels to create a mushroom scene.  Learn the shape of mushrooms, shading and lighting.

 


Lesson plan Starry Night

Introduction to Impressionist paintings with Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings/style.  Create a night time silhouette of  the city.
Identify colors that are warm and cool using construction paper, oil pastels and water colors.