Monarch Butterfly Mural Preview
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Here’s a screenshot of my new Monarch Butterfly mural that will be up for sale in a few days. I understand these beautiful creatures are diminishing rapidly, so I am … Read More

Clay Owls, by 1st Graders
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These clay owls were formed around student’s thumbs, which made them easy to hold and safer to fire. This tray was created by first graders, who did a great job. … Read More

Whitney Hill Art Retreat 2015
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If you’d like to learn about my latest new art projects, while relaxing in the southern charm of the lovely Whitney Hill Estates, then sign up now for the second … Read More

NEW! Earth Day Countryside Mural
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Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22nd. My latest mural offers a colorful countryside layout, with lots of simple shapes for the younger artist. Each student colors a … Read More

Beans in a CD Case, Day 5
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I experimented with sprouting beans in a CD case, after a parent donated hundreds to my school (sometimes I get the best stuff!). This image was taken after the beans … Read More

Ceramic Cupcakes for Kinders
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My kinders have started their ceramic cupcakes this week. I was reminded again how perfect this project is for them, and how easy these are to make thanks to new … Read More

Draw a Dolphin
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The dolphin is my school mascot, so I guess I’m overdue in making a tutorial for him … or her. The many subtle curves of this creature are a little … Read More

Murals Without Borders
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Tinted Ugly Bunnies
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Spring is the perfect time to bring out pastel colored projects that deal with tinting colors. Today my students made “Ugly Bunnies” in various shades of pink and yellow and … Read More

Schulten Inspired Painting
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Ton Schulton is a Dutch landscape artist, known for his amazing color work. I wish I knew who first thought of this great approach for having students paint in his … Read More

Watercolor Terrarium
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This is one of my favorite spring painting projects. I save it every year for kinders, and their introduction to learning about plants. 1. Each student starts with a letter-size … Read More

Sharpie Foil Magnets
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If you are like me and never threw away the rejected magnets from school art fundraisers, here’s one idea for giving them a second life. Soak them in water to … Read More

Draw a Koala
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The only thing cuter than a koala is a koala and a baby. This drawing may look pretty detailed, but it’s really just one shape drawn in two sizes. • … Read More

Doodle Bugs on Canvas
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These little creatures are what I call doodle bugs, and I last tried them as a watercolor project. They work well with markers too, especially if they are brush Sharpies … Read More

Snail Paintings
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Kinders at my school are learning about snails, so they learned how to paint one in art class. 1. Students trace an old CD in the middle of a 9″ … Read More

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