THE ART OF Gift-Giving by LIZA SNYDER


As an artist & art teacher, I love sharing tools that will help you and your children explore your creativity! i have included books that have helped me grow as an artist and maker.

don’t forget…we are all artists!

treat yourself or a loved one with some happy art supplies sometime soon! As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.


Art Supplies for ALL (kids and grown-ups!)

LIQUID CONCENTRATED WATERCOLORS


chalk pastels


student grade oil pastels


craft paint set for exploration


student grade watercolor pan


drawing pencils


sharpies (of course!)


dual tip watercolor brush pens


micron pens


art supplies for exploring artists ages 2-5


paint dabbers


easel rolls/banner paper


art easel


book recommendations for kids 8 and up:


book recommendations for older kids (this means you!)


the artist’s way (below) is my biggest recommendation for anyone who wants to begin creating again (not just visual artists…it’s for EVERYONE!) truly life changing.


it’s always a joy to go “piddle” at michael’s, hobby lobby, walmart, or even your local thrift store! grab some supplies, and get to work!

Displaying Kid's Artwork by LIZA SNYDER

I’ve had many parents ask this great question: WHAT is the bet way to display my kid’s awesome artwork?!” I personally HOARD my kids’ artwork…it’s my favorite item to find all crunched up in their backpacks! Ha!

I can’t wait to show you how it’s done!


See this previously recorded video for PHENOMENAL tips & tricks for your kid’s fab artworks! (or your own artworks…you awesome grown-ups!)



https://www.facebook.com/lizasnyderartist/



Don’t stress! Hanging up and showing off your kids’ artwork should NOT induce anxiety!

It’s best to find a place in your home that can handle ALL the goods - as in, ART EVERYWHERE! This could be your laundry room, a stairwell, a playroom, a wall in your child’s room, or even a bathroom! Let them know their artwork gives you joy and pride. Mix up some colorful/fun family photos with your artworks for an extra special pop.

Your child’s artwork will mature and evolve as they grow older, and I believe WHOLEHEARTEDLY that you should not have to “change out” artworks each year. Just keep adding works to create their “art journeys” made visible. It is so common for children to look at their work from the past (even last year) and say they don’t like it…your job is to remind them of how much they grow each year, and how PROUD you are of their work! If they are absolutely determined to have a piece taken down, then by all means honor that…but usually a situation like that is a great chance to talk to your awesome artist about growth and maturity as an artist, and grace towards themselves!


SUPPLIES

-pushpins

-sticky white stuff

-level

-ruler, if needed


frame options:

5”X7” FRAMES (THIS SIZE BEST FOR PHOTOS MIXED WITH ARTWORK, OR SMALL ARTWORK)

8”X10” FRAMES


8.5”x11” FRAMES

11”x14” FRAMES

11”X17” FRAMES


the most delicious laundry detergent to mix with a fragrance-free detergent

RUG (be sure to measure your space!)


You can DO this! Yay!

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3-D Puffy Heart Art Instructions! by LIZA SNYDER


PAPER HEART ART INSTRUCTION

this is a fun and easy project we created at an art workshop recently in the studio!

I am so excited to share this project on Facebook Live so you can explore THIS FUN PROCESS at home.

Please be sure to watch the previously recorded how-to instructions on facebook (under videos):

https://www.facebook.com/lizasnyderartist/



SUPPLY LIST:

1. KRAFT PAPER OR PAPER GROCERY BAG

2. SCISSORS

3. WHITE LIQUID GLUE

4. PAPER CLIPS

5. YARN OR STRING

6. heavy books

7. newspaper/packing paper to stuff

8. POM-POM BEADS

9. PAINTBRUSH & WATER CUP

10. TEMPERA PAINT OR CRAFT PAINT (WHITE & NEONS/florescent)

11. a creative spirit (let go of perfectionism!)




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