"A Faithful Attempt" is designed to showcase a variety of K-12 art lessons, the work of my art students, as well as other art-related topics. Projects shown are my take on other art teacher's lessons, lessons found in books or else designed by myself.
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Saturday, February 26, 2022

Jen Aranyi Inspired Mountain Watercolour Landscapes

The work of artist Jen Aranyi has become super popular with art teachers around the world and for good reason. Her work is both stunning and accessible to students. 

To start this project, I trace circles onto heavy white paper. 
I also have a practice sheet on just photocopy paper. 

Students draw their mountain scene in pencil then outline everything in a fine tip Sharpie.

Then they watercolour the sky.

I give alot of creative freedom with this project and love the results every time!
Some works form Grades 7-9:


Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Rhythm People Collage: Movement

A great collage lesson to show kids how to convey a sense of movement in their art- the key is diagonal lines/composition!

See the steps when I posted this project previously HERE.
I found the original lesson HERE.

Neon copy paper (brights) from Staples. 



Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Valentine Cards for a Hospice

One of my students' parent works at a hospice in our community. They reached out to me to see if I'd be interested in having some art classes make holiday cards for the residents at their hospice. So a high school student and I ran a class called "Caring Card Making" where we made both Christmas and Valentine Day cards for both the residents and staff at the hospice. 

I basically raided all the Dollaramas for holiday themed craft supplies. 
They have so many good products these days!
Then I laid out different coloured cardstock and let the kids create any type of card they wanted. 

I put them all in a gift bag and had them delivered to the hospice. 
We home this brought a small bit of joy into their day. 


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