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Gail Bartel
Works at self employed artist, provide artist in residence programs to schools in and around Calgary AB.
Attended University of Calgary
Lives in Calgary,AB
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3D Fluttering Butterfly
Looking for something bright and fun for your last bulletin board....why not these fluttering butterflies. Made from 2 butterflies to look like it's fluttering off your display. MATERIALS REQUIRED: - nice painting paper for background, I use Sunworks white ...
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Tipi Tri-rama
I have been making quite a few of these lately.  Now the tipi is an old project of mine but I realized I hadn't posted how to make the background. This tri-rama has many uses or as a teacher told me this week, "This is a game changer". Here are student exam...
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Clay Crest
Last month Grade 4 constructed the Alberta provincial crest out of clay. The students did a terrific job and they were quite proud of them.  Great tie in with social studies. Now you could adapt this to fit whatever province you are in. MATERIALS REQUIRED: ...
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January Pocket Project
Here is my pocket project for January.  Pocket projects are like inchies but the use an ATC ( artist trading card) size, 2.5"x3.5". I've taken the cards out of the pockets for the photo here. Because the cards are in plastic protector pockets you can add in...
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Alberta Postcards
This Fall I have done a lot of these ' postcard ' projects. It's an image that would be on a tourist postcard but we make it canvas sized. I have made similar ones for the Taj Mahal and Machu Pichu that tie into the Grade 3 social studies curriculum.  These...
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Owls in the style of Paul Klee
It seems every year I do a Fall owl project. These owls are inspired by Paul Klee. This one is on hardboard but you could use cardboard. The wings are made out of corrugated cardboard and the beak is recycled foam. You can also do a full paper version, this...
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I teach a group of mentally challenged adults and this was a great project! they loved the use of different types of cardboard. Thanks for the idea!
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Flower Inchies
This spring I have done this flower inchie series with both Grade 3 and Grade 5, (different schools). Amazing results.  As always each inchie represents a stand alone art project that you can do in larger form. MATERIALS REQUIRED: - wc paper, I used a 140lb...
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S is for Starfish
This is a recent project I did with 2 kindergarten classes to go with their Ocean unit. They even made it into the display case. Sorry for the quality of these photos but the lighting in the display case is challenging. MATERIALS REQUIRED: - substrate (base...
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Valentine Printmaking Project
Valentine #1 This is a Valentine printmaking project I have planned with grade 5. The main focus is teaching them how to create their own stamps with craft foam. Valentine #2 Here is a second version. MATERIALS REQUIRED: - watercolour or disk tempera paint ...
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Poppy Printmaking
As we move forward to Remembrance Day I have been trying a few printmaking projects with the students. This one was done on a black painted background but black construction paper would work. This one is just on plain white paper. MATERIALS REQUIRED: - craf...
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Halloween Inchies 2015
I couldn't resist doing another inchie project for this Halloween. Don't let the list of materials scare you off.  Just use what you have....you're creating little works of art in a collection and they always look amazing whatever you use! MATERIALS REQUIRE...
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Papier Mache Bear Heads
Keeping with our Bear and papier mache theme this week I put together this project. Each head is about the size of an orange.  I mounted mine, a good way to combine this project with a writing assignment. I think these would also be amazing as a Christmas t...
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Art educator and consultant, author of the "that artist woman" blog
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watermedia, textiles, sculpture, mixed media
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  • self employed artist, provide artist in residence programs to schools in and around Calgary AB.
    1997 - present
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watermedia artist
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