March into Spring Art Projects

Even though it’s 45 degrees outside as I type this post, Punxsutawney Phil said that Spring is here and I choose to be hopeful! We have searched the internet for a variety of fun Spring art projects for you and your students to try out in your classrooms. We hope you find some bright and sunny inspiration below!

And don’t forget: if you have a question or something you would like to see us address here in The Educator’s Lair, click the “Ask WMA’s Educators” link to the right!

  1. COFFEE FILTER SUN CATCHERS: We love using coffee filters for projects and these tulip sun catchers will help you celebrate the sunny days ahead. These easy to follow instructions allow for modifications: your students can create any kind of shape/flower they want!
  2. DIY FLOWER PRINTS: This video shows you how to make simple “stamps” out of cardboard tubes and even paper that you then use to create a beautiful flower print. The second example used hot glue to make the tube but you could easily substitute that for classroom glue.
  3. SPRING LANDSCAPES: With a simple accordion fold, this project will help your students understand the use of space in a landscape.

  1. LEAF RELIEFS: We always love discovering what Cassie Stephens is creating with her students. These beautiful leaf reliefs will help your students celebrate the beauty of nature!
  2. FREE STANDING TREE SCULPTURE: The project was designed to be a Fall tree but this would be so easy to modify into a beautiful blossoming, Spring tree! We love that your students can create three dimensional art using nothing more than paper bags and scissors.
  3. PAPER FLOWER COLLAGE: This is a beautiful project as it is but I can’t help but we think this would be another fun way to incorporate your beautiful Gelli printed paper!
  1. VAN GOGH SPRING: We love Van Gogh inspired projects and this one is STUNNING! It’s from Teachers Pay Teachers, so there is a small fee, but it is a great project.
  2. WOVEN BOWLS: We are always surprised by how much students love working with fibers/textiles. These bowls will introduce your students to weaving using only yarn and a paper plate. Choose some bright Spring colors and get creating!
  3. PAPER MACHE AQUARIUMS: This STEM lesson plan will acquaint students with different species of fish and impart the importance of recycling in your community!

Youth Art Education Policy

Outside of tours, family days, and open house events, individuals who are not enrolled in a class are not allowed in WMA classrooms except by written permission of the Executive Director. Parents may not join children in the classroom during instruction times in order to ensure an atmosphere conductive to creativity. It is important to limit the number of adults to keep the focus on the kids, their learning, and to accommodate limited seating in the studio. Parents are welcome to stay in the museum during class but must remain outside of the classroom during instruction time.

Museum educators are experienced in creating positive learning environments for all ages and are required to go through a background check to ensure the safety of our students. Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit the studio at the end of class to see what their child has created. All docents and volunteers working with children are also required to go through background checks.

Thank you for understanding our policy and priority on the safety and well-being of participating students.

Refund Policy

The Wiregrass Museum of Art may cancel any class with insufficient enrollment; students will be notified and given a full refund. If a student withdraws at least 1 week before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for the full cost of the class. If a student withdraws 24 hours before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for half the cost of the class. There are no refunds after the start date of class, and membership fees are nonrefundable. Students are not enrolled until complete payment is received.

Terms and Conditions

The Wiregrass Museum of Art reserves the right to photograph and reproduce chosen works publication, publicity, and educational purposes. Participation in this exhibition shall be an agreement on the part of the artist to these conditions. The museum reserves the right to exclude works submitted without appropriate preparation (documentation, mounting hardware, suitable frame/mat, etc.), or which are damaged or incomplete. The museum is not responsible for the safekeeping of any works left in its care ninety (90) days after the close of the exhibition.

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Mask Policy

WMA asks that all campers ages 5 and up wear a mask during their museum visit, including classes and camps. If you don’t have a mask, we can provide one for you. Exceptions can be made for those with documented respiratory or sensory issues. We thank you for protecting your fellow visitors and our staff!

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