Back to School Art

This year will be my first year teaching art (and first year EVER in Grade 8).  I thought it might be fun to share some of the projects we do in our art class.  This one was an idea of a co-worker – she wants everyone in the school to do their hand and we can put them up in the gym on a wall.
I love  it because it is so simple that my boys (aged 3-8) did it, but it can be complex enough for Grade 8.  I had them do it first in  pencil, write their name somewhere, and draw something that interests them.   Then fill the rest in with bright, bold colours and interesting designs.

I had fun making my own – especially getting to use my package of brand-new sharpies! 

Once they’re all done, we’ll laminate them and put them up in the gym, maybe on a tree or something.  I’ll try to post a picture of the finished product.

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Jenn vanOosten

I live in Hamilton, Ontario, and love my city. I'm a Netflixer, choral music geek, bookworm, inventor of recipes (I take Artistic Licence on EVERYTHING that I make), wife of one, mother of two, and owner of a neurotic Schnauzer. I respect people who respect others. I love good food that's well done, but my favourite lunch is KD & hotdogs. With ketchup. I'm addicted to Clearance Shopping. I will ALWAYS get the product that I want at the price that I want, eventually.


  1. So simple – yet striking! I’m going to use this, thanks!

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