I couldn't find an Advent Calendar for my daughter this year so I made one. The countdown has already begun but I will post it anyway. Super easy and fun! I ended up making one for my mom too. The possibilities for patterns and colors are limited by your supply of papers but the possibilities for various - prompts/messages/photos/jokes - are endless.
A link to a Zip file containing directions, calendar and templates is here:
Hand drawn Holiday Trees by School Subject Areas: Technology, Science, Phys Ed, Math, History, English/Library, Music & Art. Would make a fun lesson plan or Journal Challenge. I definitely had fun with it!
I hadn't used the timeline in Photoshop for many years. A student, Haley, refreshed my memory the other day. I am very thankful to have Haley in Media Art class this year! I also tried out some very quick shading under the advice of my daughter who is also in the class.