Comment Giveaway Contest for May...

October 2014 Comment Contest...

What is your focus when writing lesson plans? State standards? Principles and Elements? Open Concept learning? Students personal creativity? Leave a comment about what is important to you personally about teaching art to children. Every comment is one entry and you may enter as often as you like....Even if you are not a teacher please leave a comment on art education in your life!

Good Luck!

Click on the picture of the pan pastels and then leave your comment.

Click HERE to see previous winners and prizes!

pan pastels

pan pastels
October Comment Contest...

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Dia de los Muertos...

 So I want to the Goodwill to get plastic animals for our 3D Dia de los Muertos project for art club...all they had were horses!

Step 1. Paint all the horses black with acrylic paint.














The inspiration for this project came from the awesome blog of my friend Natalie W. at: 
Natalie and I actually started blogging at the same time when our school's made us create a blog as part of a technology requirement for a grant the district received. Nat took to it way faster than I did!!!
Our inspiration piece from the art class of Natalie W. www.elementaryartfun.blogspot.com

Sometimes This Happens....

When you are not watching!!!

50 before 50...

The latest paintings...
"After the Past"


Sunday, October 5, 2014

3rd Grade Warm/Cool Hands...

Trace 5 hands with a pencil. Hands should not overlap. It will get really confusing if you do. 
But if you are brave...you can have the hands overlap...a little!

Outline the hands with Shapries...

Fill the hands with lines...

Fill the background with circles. The circles should go behind the hands. New circles should
go behind the older circle. 

Continue until the background is filled with circles. The less background showing the better.




Our inspiration piece found on....

Saturday, October 4, 2014

October 2014 Comment Contest...

October 2014 Comment Contest...

What is your focus when writing lesson plans? State standards? Principles and Elements? Open Concept learning? Students personal creativity? Leave a comment about what is important to you personally about teaching art to children. Every comment is one entry and you may enter as often as you like....Even if you are not a teacher please comment on your view on art education or how art education has effected your life.
Good Luck!

Monday, September 22, 2014

My Candy Factory Classes 2014-2015

Candy Factory Classes
Instructor: Lee Darter
9419 BATTLE STREET
MANASSAS, VA20110

Beyond the Basics: Wearable Zentangle® 
Instructor:
 Lee Darter 
Ages:
 13 & up 
Dates:
 Oct. 23 & 30, 2014 
Times:
 Thur. 6:30 - 8:30pm 
Location:
 Bristow/Gainesville/Haymarket area
at Linton Hall School-
9535 Linton Hall Rd, Bristow, VA 20136 
Member Cost:
 $53 
Non-Member Cost:
 $58
Instructor: Lee Darter 
Ages:
 13 & up 
Dates:
 Nov. 13 & 20, 2014 
Times:
 Thur. 6:30 - 8:30pm 
Location:
 Bristow/Gainesville/Haymarket area
at Linton Hall School-
9535 Linton Hall Rd, Bristow, VA 20136 
Member Cost:
 $53 
Non-Member Cost:
 $58
Basic Zentangle® 
Instructor:
 Lee Darter 
Ages:
 Adults 
Dates:
 Nov. 15, 2014 
Times:
 Sat. 1-5pm 
Location:
 Center for the Arts
at the Candy Factory 
Member Cost:
 $43 
Non-Member Cost:
 $48

Beyond the Basics: Keepsake Zentangle® 
Instructor:
 Lee Darter 
Ages:
 13 & up 
Dates:
 Dec. 4 & 11, 2014 
Times:
 Thur. 6:30 - 8:30pm 
Location:
 Bristow/Gainesville/Haymarket area
at Linton Hall School-
9535 Linton Hall Rd, Bristow, VA 20136 
Member Cost:
 $53 
Non-Member Cost:
 $58

Basic Zentangle® 
Instructor:
 Lee Darter 
Ages:
 13 & up 
Dates:
 Jan. 8 & 15, 2015 
Times:
 Thur. 6:30 - 8:30pm 
Location:
 Bristow/Gainesville/Haymarket area
at Linton Hall School-
9535 Linton Hall Rd, Bristow, VA 20136 
Member Cost:
 $53 
Non-Member Cost:
 $58

Beyond the Basics: Extreme Zentangle® 
Instructor:
 Lee Darter 
Ages:
 Adults 
Dates:
 Jan. 17, 2015 
Times:
 Sat. 1-5pm 
Location:
 Center for the Arts
at the Candy Factory 
Member Cost:
 $43 
Non-Member Cost:
 $48

Beyond the Basics: Wearable Zentangle® 
Instructor:
 Lee Darter 
Ages:
 13 & up 
Dates:
 Jan. 29 & Feb 5, 2015 
Times:
 Thur. 6:30 - 8:30pm 
Location:
 Bristow/Gainesville/Haymarket area
at Linton Hall School-
9535 Linton Hall Rd, Bristow, VA 20136 
Member Cost:
 $53 
Non-Member Cost:
 $58

Instructor: Lee Darter 
Ages:
 13 & up 
Dates:
 Feb. 19 & 26, 2015 
Times:
 Thur. 6:30 - 8:30pm 
Location:
 Bristow/Gainesville/Haymarket area
at Linton Hall School-
9535 Linton Hall Rd, Bristow, VA 20136 
Member Cost:
 $53 
Non-Member Cost:
 $58

Beyond the Basics: Extreme Zentangle® 
Instructor:
 Lee Darter 
Ages:
 Adults 
Dates:
 Feb. 21, 2014 
Times:
 Sat. 1-5pm 
Location:
 Center for the Arts
at the Candy Factory 
Member Cost:
 $44 
Non-Member Cost:
 $48

Papier-mâché Weekend Camp 
Instructor:
 Lee Darter 
Ages:
 7 - 14 
Dates:
 March 7 - 21, 2015 
Times:
 Sat. 1-4pm 
Location:
 Center for the Arts
at the Candy Factory 
Member Cost:
 $98 
Non-Member Cost:
 $108

Beyond the Basics: Keepsake Zentangle® 
Instructor:
 Lee Darter 
Ages:
 13 & up 
Dates:
 March 12 & 19, 2015 
Times:
 Thur. 6:30 - 8:30pm 
Location:
 Bristow/Gainesville/Haymarket area
at Linton Hall School-
9535 Linton Hall Rd, Bristow, VA 20136 
Member Cost:
 $53 
Non-Member Cost:
 $58

Bookbinding: Art Journaling Workshop 
Instructor:
 Lee Darter 
Ages:
 16 & up 
Dates:
 April 11 & 25, 2015 
Times:
 Sat. 1:00-4:00pm 
Location:
 Center for the Arts
at the Candy Factory 
Member Cost:
 $65 
Non-Member Cost:
 $72
Instructor: Lee Darter 
Ages:
 13 & up 
Dates:
 April 16 & 23, 2015 
Times:
 Thur. 6:30 - 8:30pm 
Location:
 Bristow/Gainesville/Haymarket area
at Linton Hall School-
9535 Linton Hall Rd, Bristow, VA 20136 
Member Cost:
 $53 
Non-Member Cost:
 $58

Beyond the Basics: Extreme Zentangle® 
Instructor: Lee Darter 
Ages:
 Adults 
Dates:
 May 16, 2015 
Times:
 Sat. 1-5pm 
Location:
 Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory 
Member Cost:
 $44 
Non-Member Cost:
 $48



Sunday, September 7, 2014