Ruth Chapman Art

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Ruth Chapman Art
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By Ruth Chapman Art
These pop art animals have a real wow factor! I love Cassie Stephens’ chalk tigers inspired by pop artist Dean Russo, and I wanted to do a version with African animals and bleeding tissue paper. The key to these pop art posters is how I teach the
Subjects:
Art History, Visual Arts
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$5.99
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By Ruth Chapman Art
Ancient Egypt is part of the sixth grade social studies curriculum at our school, and this project is a great tie in. Egyptian mythology is a rich subject, and the kids enjoy picking a god or goddess to draw. We learn about frontalism, and how
Subjects:
Ancient History, Visual Arts, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homeschool Curricula, Activities
$5.99
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By Ruth Chapman Art
These Arctic birds are a fantastic project to build drawing and printmaking skills while learning about Inuit art from Canada’s Arctic Circle. The lesson includes 18 line drawings of Arctic birds, with step-by-step instructions on how to draw each.
Subjects:
Native Americans, Visual Arts, Winter
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$5.99
5
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By Ruth Chapman Art
“I love that book!” is what a lot of my students say when I hold up Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri. This book is wonderful inspiration for these dragon paintings and kids laugh out loud when I read it. After reading the book
Subjects:
Arts, Visual Arts, Literature
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$4.99
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By Ruth Chapman Art
My students love to draw eyes for animals in the style of popular Japanese anime characters. So why not do a whole project focusing on this style! Taking inspiration from the Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami, the children draw a rabbit, a
Subjects:
Art History, Visual Arts
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$4.99
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By Ruth Chapman Art
Introduce your students to the beauty and art history of stained glass windows from medieval castles and cathedrals such as Notre Dame. What’s so cool about these artworks is designing a part of the rose window, and then seeing the pattern all come
Subjects:
Geometry, Middle Ages, Visual Arts
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$5.99
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By Ruth Chapman Art
The kids love working with clay so much, and these gold coasters are a wonderful way to bring in some art history. The children learn about gold metal working developed by the Incas and Aztecs in the ancient Americas. This project ties in with the
Subjects:
Native Americans, Art History, Visual Arts
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$4.99
1
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By Ruth Chapman Art
Coral reefs are so colorful and beautiful, they're a joy to draw and paint. This project provides the structure for children to successfully draw coral and fish while providing many options so everyone’s artwork looks different. We add color with
Subjects:
Environment, Arts, Visual Arts
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$5.99
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By Ruth Chapman Art
This project covers so many wonderful art-making techniques! The children learn to draw a profile of a bear, create textures for the black bear’s fur, and experiment with watercolor techniques. The kids really enjoy each step of the process.Denise
Subjects:
Visual Arts, General Science, Autumn
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$4.99
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By Ruth Chapman Art
Everyone loves cats! This project is an easy introduction to using the grid method to draw. The cat is a simple drawing that sets the children up for success. Younger children can follow a step-by-step drawing.The lesson covers blending and layering
Subjects:
Ancient History, Visual Arts, Literature
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Homeschool Curricula, Activities
$4.99
1
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By Ruth Chapman Art
The bright, happy colors of Alma Thomas’ abstract artworks is the inspiration for these collages. The first step is painting with a focus on broad brushstrokes of color. The second step is drawing a big bird and a little bird, and turning those
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Black History Month, Women's History Month
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$5.99
1
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By Ruth Chapman Art
This lesson combines art history with printmaking in such a beautiful way! And there’s lots of room for individuality with dragons, castles, kings and queens, etc., inspired from medieval times. The steps involved in creating the prints with craft
Subjects:
Middle Ages, Art History, Visual Arts
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$5.99
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By Ruth Chapman Art
Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings of flying machines and the kids’ imaginations are the inspiration for these fantastical spaceships. Students learn some techniques for creating a beautiful sky in watercolors and draw and paint their own spaceship. The
Subjects:
Art History, Visual Arts, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$4.99
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By Ruth Chapman Art
These mischievous monkeys and their colorful backgrounds are so fun to create! We start by learning about Frida Kahlo, her art, and fun facts about spider monkeys. Taking inspiration from the monkeys in her self-portraits, we draw the monkey
Subjects:
Art History, Visual Arts, Women's History Month
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$4.99
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By Ruth Chapman Art
When the kids walk into the room and see these colorful watercolor castles, they get so excited! I remember my own children loving medieval castles and the stories that go with them. This project is also a natural tie in with so many fantasy stories
Subjects:
Middle Ages, Art History, Visual Arts
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$5.99
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By Ruth Chapman Art
These sea creatures are so fun to paint! The drawing step is quite simple, so children can focus on exploring with the paint. Kids love learning and experimenting with different watercolor techniques to create these free and colorful paintings. This
Subjects:
Arts, Visual Arts, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$4.99
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By Ruth Chapman Art
Welcome to winter! How adorable are these dogs in sweaters! We create these with oil pastels and liquid tempera, but the lesson also includes directions for working with tempera cakes or opaque watercolors. Students learn how to draw one of six
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$5.99
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By Ruth Chapman Art
The intense colors of chalk pastels work well for the brightly colored frogs of the rainforest. I provide two options for drawing the frog, a side view and a front view. The fun part of this project is drawing with glue. My kids really enjoyed this
Subjects:
Visual Arts, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$4.99
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By Ruth Chapman Art
I love showing the kids a window into life in a different country. Here we travel to Cuba and take inspiration from the classic American cars there. The beautiful and engaging picture book All the Way to Havana by Margarita Engle and Mike Curato is
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Geography
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$4.99
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By Ruth Chapman Art
“I didn’t know I could draw a unicorn!” Yay! I get all smiles from the kids with this project. The drawing is simple for young children, and these use the simple supplies of oil pastels and watercolors. Adding glitter at the end is fun but totally
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Literature
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$4.99
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I teach art to children after school in Westchester, New York. I teach grades 1-4 at our local elementary school and grades 5-7 at the middle school. I love creating art lessons, and I love the time with the kids.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I try to achieve a balance between directed skill development and a child's own creative vision. I teach specific techniques and provide the opportunity for children to add their own imagination to the project, to experiment with a variety of materials, and just to enjoy making art!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I'm currently painting in watercolors and am happy two of my paintings of rainbow trout were selected for a juried show last year, "Call of the Wild!" at the Anderson Chase Gallery in Goldens Bridge, NY.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Master's from Northwestern University and a Bachelor's from Kenyon College. I've studied art, art history, English, and marketing/advertising. I completed an internship with Mona Brookes, artist and author of Drawing with Children, a few years ago at her studio in Berkeley, CA.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live in Westchester County, NY with my husband, Jeff. Our two children are in their 20s, off on their own adventures! In our free time, we enjoy spending time on Nantucket with our family and friends. You can follow me here on TpT, on Instagram @ruthchapman.art and my website with my own art is www.ruthchapmanart.com

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