The Arts

Layers of Learning art includes visual arts like painting and sculpture as well as art appreciation, crafts, poetry, music, and plays.  Get creative with hands-on crafting, painting, playing, printables, and other family adventures.  Try some arts explorations now.

How To Make an Ojo de Dios

Ojo de Dios is Spanish for “Eye of God.” This woven artwork was created to watch over the Huichol Indians. Learn about the symbolism of the design and create your own using yarn and craft sticks.

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How to Make Construction Paper Grecian Urns

The Greeks were famous for their beautiful pottery. Useful art was a trademark of their civilization, which became so advanced that they could make their useful items – dishes, weapons, and even their buildings – into pieces of art. Learn about Grecian urns and design your own in their style.

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Where to See Cave Paintings In Person in North America

There’s likely cave art somewhere near you, and there’s nothing quite like seeing ancient art up close. Here’s a list of places with cave art as well as more ideas for learning about some of the earliest art on earth.

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How to Paint Pointillism Style Art

Pointillism is a painting style that uses tiny dots of color that are blended by the viewer’s eyes rather than the painter’s brush. Learn about some famous painters and artwork, then create your own cool pointillist painting using these printables.

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How To Teach Simple Photography To Kids

Learn all about photography, go on a photo scavenger hunt, and then take the 30 Day Photography Challenge. Showcase what you’ve learned by putting together your own digital slideshow.

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How To Teach and Write American Tall Tales

Read some fantastical tall tales and then write your own literal tall tale on the printable template.

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Free Printable Art Cards For Art Appreciation

Art appreciation is a huge part of the Layers of Learning art program. You can get to know the world’s greatest art and artists with these fun games and free printable art cards that go along with many of the Layers of Learning units.

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Read and Craft “Anansi & Turtle” West African Folktales

Read the tale of Anansi and Turtle, make a craft featuring the pair, and then have a discussion about what the story reveals culturally.

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How To Recreate Munch’s “The Scream” With Your Kids

Edvard Munch is best known for his famous painting, The Scream. In this art exploration you get to recreate his painting by putting yourself into the mysterious scene. Get ready to scream!

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