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Art Trading Card Template
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I had so much fun with my first ATC Line Art template I decided I’d make one more. This time I plan to challenge students to play with scale, as in making the animals look very large or small, depending on their drawn surroundings. • View and... Read More

Create with Clay FAQ
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Jenni Ward, a renowned ceramic artist from Santa Cruz, is my friend who is sharing many of her projects for children in two new ebooks, Create with Clay 1 and 2. After years of teaching classes and campls, she has organized a list of answers to frequently... Read More

Grumpy Cat Heads
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For Grumpy Cat fans, a page of heads that are waiting for bodies to be drawn, colored or painted in. He does have the most amazing blue eyes, doesn’t he? • View and download Grumpy Cat Heads Read More

Draw Russian Buildings
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Russian architecture is so different than buildings children are used to drawing. The “ice cream” topped towers look like they came straight out of a fairy tale. • View and download Russian Buildings Tutorial Read More

Metal Tooling Fish
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I’m trying a Metal Tooling class after school, and was happy with how this turned out, especially as I had quite a few kinders, along with 1st and 2nd graders. Templates helped every one get started with a nice large simple fish, which they personalized as desired.... Read More

Watercolor Kimonos
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Students used sandwich wrap paper to draw symmetrical kimono shapes today, and then finished with liquid watercolor paint. A tutorial on this has to wait until summer break, but I will get to it as this worked well in so many ways. The transparent tissue allowed for... Read More

Big Head People
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Today’s Model Magic students made little people again, but this time with extra large heads. It was fun to bring out the cartoon quality in them, and was easier to add features and hair too. I’m loving how this material works like a charm for all grade... Read More