Here’s an idea for a mini play dough sculpture. I punched a hole in a wood craft board, inserted a mini dowel with a little glue, and placed my sequined … Read More
It was time for a color mixing lesson for the pre-K kids today, so at the teacher’s request, we made it very simple and geometric. Templates were used for the … Read More
Thanks to Mrs. Knight’s Smartest Artists for this great idea on how to make a hollowed out owl. Just create it on your thumb!
Here’s a peek at an Chinese origami-style dragon project. The body is made of 2″ wide paper strips, and it turns out the Staples brand is the perfect weight, not … Read More
Here’s another cute little cone made in last Friday’s Miniature Art Class. Students could follow up with a lesson on proportion by drawing a background that either makes the cone … Read More
Here’s how your students can draw a young girl in a traditional Japanese kimono. • View and download Kimono Girl Tutorial
If you’d like to add shadows to your watercolor painting, you don’t have to add black, like you would with tempera paint. Try painting two or three layers for a … Read More
The Chinese New Year falls on Feb. 19th this year. I’ve made a mural for the “Year of the Goat” that celebrates the paper cutting style invented by the Chinese. … Read More
Some smart teacher once told me she only bought white Model Magic play dough and colored it with markers. That trick was a lifesaver today when I needed to improvise. … Read More
Did you ever realize that sometimes you just make projects more difficult than they need to be? I’ve always liked the idea of working with masks, but couldn’t get excited … Read More
Here’s what an amazing 2nd grade girl, Emily, has done in a series of glue drawing projects. Students were advised on how to make super simple line drawings with white … Read More
For students that may be studying US history right now, here’s some aid in drawing the US Capitol. Starting with grid paper and having a finished drawing to refer to … Read More
Here’s a creative exercise that could be saved as a Valentine card, if everything goes well. Try printing my sample pdf below, fold it in half and have students create … Read More
Paul Klee (1879 – 1940) was an modern art master who fell in love with color after a visit to Tunisia. I love his “Ancient Harmony” painting that twinkles with … Read More
It’s finished – my brand new Cartoon Drawing for Kids ebook. It includes some never-before-posted projects, and can be downloaded for just $5 at my PDF Shop.